Latin American Law

The Petrobras Embarrassment – And the Lawyers Loving It

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The lawyers are circling Petrobras, the Brazilian oil giant that has become the nation’s major embarrassment – plus a major opportunity for lawyers everywhere to sue the company as it becomes encircled by lawsuits. Forbes contributor Kenneth Rapoza looks at the whole, messy business. If the Petrobras story sweeping Brazil today was a sporting event, it would …

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Prominent Team of Transactional Lawyers Joins Baker & McKenzie in Mexico

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LawFuel News Service – Mexico City, Mexico, 28 October 2014 – Baker & McKenzie Mexico welcomes a group of distinguished transactional lawyers in Mexico City to continue expanding its corporate, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and telecommunications practices. The team of lawyers is formed by Carlos Valencia, Miguel B. de Erice, Tatiana Escribano, Luis Álvarez, Javier …

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Uria Menendez and Best Friend Firms Announce Latin America Law Merger

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Philippi (Chile) and Prietocarrizosa (Colombia), two of Uría Menéndez’s best friend firms, have announced what will be the first merger in Latin America between two leading law firms in their countries. Uría Menéndez has acquired a 30% stake in the new firm. The merger between the two Latin American firms and Uría Menéndez’s stake will …

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The Samsung v. Apple Truce – But Only for Non-US Suits

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Apple and Samsung have made a truce it would seem, agreeing to end the patent battles that have been raging outside the US. But the rivalry and battles continue in the US. The companies agreed on Wednesday to end ongoing patent lawsuits against each other outside of the US, the companies said in a joint statement. A …

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Mexico Tax Surveillance Online Becomes Operational

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White & Case – As part of the Tax Reform that became effective on January 1, 2014, the Mexican Congress passed a series of amendments to the Federal Tax Code with the purpose of modernizing and facilitating the compliance and enforcement of tax obligations. Such amendments gave tax authorities a tremendous surveillance power over taxpayers, …

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Making predictions is a dangerous business at the best of times, but when a global law network like Globalaw takes a punt on what is likely to happen over 32, surveyed jurisdictions there is cause for lawyers and others to sit up and take notice. The Globalaw survey canvassed members and found that global transactions …

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The Guzman Arrest – A Blow Against a Major Cartel

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The arrest of drug overlord Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman has struck a blow against a major drug cartel that spawned a global drug network affecting millions of people and earning hundreds of millions of dollars. Guzman was Mexico’s most wanted man, arrested in his native northwestern state at the Pacific beach town of Mazatlan early on …

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Norton Rose Opens Brazil Office

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Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright is expanding its Latin America practice with the opening of a new office in Brazil. To be based initially in Rio de Janeiro, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brazil practice will be its 55th office worldwide and its third office in Latin America, complementing existing offices in Venezuela (Caracas) and Colombia …

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New Website for Brazilian Law Firm Angelico Advogados

Brazilian law firm Angélico Advogados recognizes that foreign companies and individuals seeking to do business in Brazil need a better way of finding a law firm in Brazil that provides the legal assistance and counseling they need. That’s why the firm’s redesigned website is more search-engine friendly and structured to better inform clients about the …

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