Law Firms, Lawyers in Latin America and the Caribbean

Law Firms and Their Lawyers in Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean Legal Articles

  • Franchising in Ecuador
       Provided by Romero Arteta Ponce Attorneys

    Despite recent the economic crisis and downturns in several important countries in the region, Latin America still remains a crucial trading and investment area for multinationals. For after over a decade of full-blown globalization efforts by the government and international investors, Ecuador has opened to foreign investment.

  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in the Cayman Islands
       Provided by Loeb Smith

    The Foreign Judgments Reciprocal Enforcement Law (1996 Revision) (the “Law”) allows a judgment creditor to apply for the judgment to be registered in the Grand Court and thereafter is deemed to have the same force and effect as Judgment of the Grand Court. However, at present the Law extends only to the enforcement of Australian Judgments. As a consequence of the limitation of this statutory remedy, most foreign judgments are enforced at common law.

  • New Legal Procedure for Trademarks in Paraguay
       Provided by B&R Latin America IP LLC

    The National Direction of Intellectual Property (DINAPI) of Paraguay has issued a new circular No. 07/2015 to restructure the process of payment of fees for Trademarks renewals and the improvement of their legal services.

  • New Law on Professional Fees in the City of Buenos Aires
       Provided by Canosa Abogados

    On November 27, 2014 Law No. 5,134, which regulates lawyers’ and solicitors’ fees who work in the City of Buenos Aires (hereafter the “Law”), was published in the Official Gazette.

  • Cuba Enacts New Foreign Investment Law
       Provided by Abogados Lombardi Aguilar Group

    The Law clearly provides that foreign investment is regulated within a framework of the law, sovereignty, independence and mutual benefit, in order to contribute to Cuban economical development within a prosperous and sustainable socialist economy

  • Judicial Collection in Costa Rica: Law 8624 Calls for Expeditious Judicial Collections
       Provided by ERP Lawyers & Associates

    The Judicial Collection Law (#8624), effective in Costa Rica since May 20th, 2008, completely changed the way the judicial collection files were processed, and put in order those people who failed to comply with the payment of debts, regardless the amount.

  • Insurance Exclusions in The Bahamas
       Provided by Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law

    If you are involved in the shipping industry, you will be only too aware of how quickly challenging and difficult legal problems can arise at sea. When you need to make an insurance claim, the complexities of maritime law can present real barriers to getting the swift resolution you need.

  • Panama Energy Industry Perspective
       Provided by Pardini & Associates

    The actual national energy industry is diversified with all sort of energy projects, including an innovational wind plant (400Mw) and very soon and plural numbers of solar energy plants.

  • Foreign Companies in Ecuador
       Provided by Sanchez & Barriga Abogados

    Foreign companies wishing to open a branch in Ecuador, should be incorporated in their country of origin as a trading company, may be of limited liability or a Inc and consider the following issues.

  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
       Provided by Beitia-Carrillo Consultores & Asociados

    Firstly, is important to understand the cause of money laundry crime. Usually, is related to drugs traffic, terrorism, trafficking of humans, others international crimes. In 1989, the group of seven (G-7), composed in those days by Italy, United Kingdom, France, Canada, United States, West Germany and Japan, create Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

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