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
- International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea - ITLOS
Provided by M F Ejchel
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an independent judicial body established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to adjudicate disputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the Convention. The Tribunal is composed of 21 independent members, elected from among persons enjoying the highest reputation for fairness and integrity and of recognized competence in the field of the law of the sea.
- Commercial Contracts: When A Clause Means What It Says
Provided by Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
Limitation and exclusion clauses in commercial contracts regularly lead to disputes between the parties. Any guidance from the court on how these are to be interpreted is always welcome by commercial lawyers, who can then better advise their clients.
- Cayman Islands Private Equity Funds and the use of Exempted Limited Partnerships
Provided by Loeb Smith
Structure of Cayman Private Equity Funds. The most common structure for a Cayman Islands domiciled private equity fund (“PE Fund”) is as an exempted limited partnership (“ELP”) formed under the Exempted Limited Partnership Law (As Revised) (“ELP Law”).
- Authentication, Simplification, Granted IP Status in Latin America
Provided by B&R Latin America IP LLC
The Hague Apostille Convention of 5 October 1961 was born out of the need to simplify the circulation of documents between different states and countries in the world. The convention applies only to public documents that need to be authorized. If both countries are part of the convention, an Apostille will be sufficient.
- Liability Cover in Marine Insurance in England: P&I Perspective
Provided by Villagran Lara, Attorneys
Protection and Indemnity Associations also known as P&I Clubs are the result of long time development from Mutual Hull insurers in England. One of the principles of these Clubs is to insure liabilities not covered by the Hull & Machinery policy.
- Bankruptcy in Panama: Legal Considerations
Provided by Pardini & Associates
Every declaration of bankruptcy, represent certain effects over the person declared bankrupt. Some of them will generally apply to every person as of the moment of declaration, we will call those general effects, and some others will depend on other facts like the qualification of the bankruptcy.
- Stamp Tax on Transactions by Electronic Means in Buenos Aires
Provided by Canosa Abogados
On January 1, 2015, Law No. 5493 entered into force, introducing amendments to the Tax Code of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (“TC”) concerning the Stamp Tax.
- Cayman Islands Limited Liability Companies Bill
Provided by Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries
It is proposed that a new law (the “Law”) be enacted, to permit the formation of a new type of vehicle in the Cayman Islands – a Cayman Islands limited liability company (an "LLC").
- Franchising in Ecuador
Provided by Romero Arteta Ponce Abogados
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.
- 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