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
- Commercial Contracts in the Bahamas: The Relevance of the Parties’ Bargaining Power
Provided by Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
Does an imbalance of bargaining power between two commercial parties effect the potential enforceability of the contract? Yes, the Court of Appeal in the UK has said, with major implications for commercial organisations in The Bahamas.
- Amendments to the Argentine Law that Establishes the Promotion Regime of Power Generation from Renewable Sources
Provided by Canosa Abogados
On September 23, 2015, the Argentine Congress passed a draft (the “Draft”) which amends Law No. 26,190, governing the National Promotion Regime of Power Generation from Renewable Sources (“Law of Renewable Energy”).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).