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
- Shipping and Maritime: Costs Following Hijacking of Vessels
Provided by Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
A vessel was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden by Somali pirates. Unfortunately for cargo owners and insurers, the High Court in the UK has ruled that additional classes of expense - including wages paid to crew, and bunkers consumed during the period of the hijack - could be recovered by ship owners from cargo interests.
- FATCA: Cayman Islands Investment Entities Should Act Before Upcoming Registration Deadline
Provided by Loeb Smith & Brady
The broad scope of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“US FATCA ”) introduced by the United States (“US”) and the implementation of that broad scope of application into Cayman Islands law means that it is very important for Cayman Islands domiciled entities to each undertake an assessment of whether or not it is a Financial Institution under Cayman Islands law for the purposes of US FATCA.
- Consensual Judicial or Litigious Divorce, Sharing of Assets, Inheritance in Brazil
Provided by Alves Jacob Law Firm
Rights in a possible process of Divorce. Sharing of assets. Custody of the minor child. Permanent visa in Brazil.
- Legal Residence in Costa Rica
Provided by ERP Lawyers & Associates
There are general immigration requirements, which apply to all the different categories established in Costa Rica´s legislation. In this article we'll the types of residences that exist and the requirements to access each one of them.
- Guide to Set up and Maintain a Company in Argentina
Provided by Castro Sammartino & Pierini, Attorneys & Counselors at Law
Regardless the business field of the investment, there are certain general steps to start a business in Argentina and to keep it in a legal good standing. Following, we will set forth a general guide aimed as reference for those wishing to do or already doing business in Argentina. The guide describes the formation process of a Sociedad Anónima (or SA) for being this vehicle the most suitable one to channel foreign investments.
- Malta Individual Investor Program – Facilitating Citizenship Through Investment in the Republic of Malta
Provided by Mossack Fonseca & Co.
The Republic of Malta allows investors to apply for citizenship, with all of its advantages. Acquiring Maltese citizenship also confers the benefits of European Union citizenship, since Malta has been a member of the European Union since 2004. Maltese citizenship also provides a visa exemption to more than 160 countries around the world, including the U.S.A.
- Argentina: Tax Havens - Publication of the List of Cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Transparency Purposes
Provided by García Menéndez - Attorneys at Law
The National Tax Authority (“AFIP”) published today in its “web” site the list of countries, jurisdictions, territories, states and special tax regimes which qualify as cooperative for tax transparency purposes (the “Cooperative Jurisdiction List”).
- Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act - Panama
Provided by Beitia-Carrillo Consultores & Asociados
In 2014, essentially all the financial institutions operating in Panama will be required to submit information to the United States (IRS) authorities, concerning “American citizen” in Panama.
- Structuring Shareholders’ Agreements to Maintain Healthy Business Relationships
Provided by Yualande Christopher & Associates
When persons get together to start a business, they generally share a common vision and goal for the business. However, as the journey progresses, the expectations, ambitions and even commitment of the individual shareholders tend to diverge.
- Dominican Republic Limited Liability Companies
Provided by Arthur & Castillo
Usually the commercial entities in the Dominican Republic are incorporated as a Limited Liability Company or Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (S.R.L.).