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For companies doing business in Latin America or looking to invest there, data privacy is a key topic. This article summarizes the current regulatory regime and discusses the practical implications of various requirements in countries throughout the region.
The Brazilian government has an inclination to enact statutes for every situation, as if the lack of a specific rule for a new subject could be “dangerous.” This is probably why personal data has been repeatedly protected by different statutes in Brazil.
The natural sociability of the Brazilian people and their constantly growing use of social networking have resulted in legal practitioners being required to deal with an ever-widening range of legal problems in relation to privacy.
The economies of Chile and Colombia, among the most dynamic in South America, are on the path to major tax reform. The changes are mainly inspired by the need to support local sustainable growth and to tackle fraud and inequality.
South America is converting itself to renewables, with Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay at the forefront of the energy revolution. This article identifies similarities and differences between their approaches and examines their paths toward sustainable development.
It will be interesting to see if the TPP helps Mexico achieve a key increase in trade with current South American partners and new players in the Asian market and to watch for signs that Brazil has found a strategy to preserve its position in the automotive industry.
The BAA is a simple statute, and there is no doubt this is one of the keys to its success. In a mere 18 years, Brazil has transformed itself from a jurisdiction where arbitration was virtually unknown into a relevant player on the world scene.
International law applicable to sovereign debt restructuring is in its early stages, but UN General Assembly resolutions reflect recent resolve in the international law community to try to prevent the kind of litigation seen in the U.S. courts.
Mercosur is not strictly comparable to today’s EU. Nevertheless, the fact of its existence and its efforts to develop an economic community have a significance all their own. This article introduces this notable, albeit still evolving, sub-regional economic arrangement.
Fracking is a big topic of conversation in South America because the promises of fracked energy are so great. Yet this projected bonanza does not come concern-free. Lawyers advising participating industries must be well-versed in the resulting legal complexities.
South American companies should begin to implement effective, efficient customs compliance programs that are not restricted to an international trade department, legal department, or external customs broker, but, rather, involve a multidisciplinary effort.
Smoking is a growing problem in Latin America and other developing regions. Many countries are not protecting their citizens from the harms of tobacco. These failures are so extensive that they constitute violations of global human rights norms.
This issue strikes a perfect balance between regional topics, country-specific topics, and industry-orientated articles. It provides a great sense of South America as a dynamic part of the globe in which millions of people live, work, and face major issues and challenges.
Many international legal policy activities have taken place in the Section of International Law since the beginning of this ABA year.
It is difficult to identify the one most important international legal issue facing South America. I view the continent as one that is in constant change, trying to establish and define its identity through a process of continual adjustment.