Publications for Latin American Regional Forum

Football corporations in Brazil (SAF): new perspectives for foreign investment in Brazilian football teams

The new Law of Football Corporations (SAF Law) brought unprecedented innovation and created new opportunities for investors wishing to enter the Brazilian football market.

Released on Nov 3, 2022

Meet the members: Latin American Regional Forum

Meet the members from the IBA Latin American Regional Forum: Jaime Carey, Moira Huggard-Caine, Marcela Hughes, Fernando Pelaez Pier, Daniel del Rio and Adriana Castro

Released on Oct 12, 2022

In memoriam: Claudio Undurraga

In memoriam: Claudio Undurraga (1940-2022), founding partner of Prieto and former Chair of the Latin American Regional Forum.

Released on Oct 12, 2022

The applicable substantive law: an absent debate in the current international investment legal reform proposals

In this article, the author reviews the history of investment claims and the current backlash the system faces. In particular, the article deals with an issue unaddressed in most relevant discussions on international investment legal reform, namely the substantive law applicable to foreign investment.

Released on Sep 30, 2022

Renewable energy projects under the new Venezuelan Special Economic Zones Organic Law

Renewable and alternative energies have a lower environmental impact than conventional energy resources with the use of new technologies. This is the fundamental assumption of the global energy transition and is part of commitments made by Venezuela under the Paris Agreement and other treaties.

Released on Sep 30, 2022

The new normal in Mexico

Almost four years since the beginning of the mandate of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) the Mexican president, national and international investors, as well as the governments of Mexico’s biggest international partners, remain deeply and increasingly concerned about his internal and international policies, as well as the upholding of the rule of law in Mexico.

Released on Sep 30, 2022

Obtaining Spanish nationality through the new Grandchildren’s Law

The legislation known as the Grandchildren’s Law or the Democratic Memory Law was finally approved in the Spanish Parliament on 14 July 2020 after a long period of waiting. This will allow children and grandchildren of Spaniards to obtain Spanish nationality directly, without the obligation of having to reside in Spain for a minimum period of time.

Released on Sep 30, 2022

Brazil – fluid recovery in consumer class actions

Under Brazilian law, fluid recovery applies in homogeneous individual rights class actions either if, within the first year after the publication of a generic award in newspapers, individual claims are not filed by the members of the class to seek liquidation and enforcement or if the number of claims by the members of the class is not significant. The fluid recovery’s total amount should be allocated to the Diffuse Rights Fund.

Released on Sep 30, 2022

Let’s face it: challenges of face recognition technology in Latin America

Let’s face it: challenges of face recognition technology in Latin America.

Perspectives on a ‘right to be forgotten’ in the midst of the reintegration of ex-guerrilla members in Colombia

Perspectives on a ‘right to be forgotten’ in the midst of the reintegration of ex-guerrilla members in Colombia.

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