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Doing Business in Latin America and the Caribbean



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Description: Brazilian update: Anti-Corruption Act and Data Protection Bill of Law
Brazilian Anti-Corruption Act in force as from January 2014 innovates by establishing that legal entities are bound to indemnify national or foreign public administration entities for losses/damages/harms arising out of corruption practices regardless fault or negligence of the its employees, agents, officers and board members. 

Brazilian Data Protection Bill of Law (still under Congress analysis) seeks to protect an individual´s personal data while keeping an entity´s interest to economically explore information provided by its clients mainly in the digital environment.

 
Legal Certainty: A safe environment for investing in Costa Rica 
For over 15 years, Costa Rica has focused its efforts of developing the economy in Foreign Direct Investment. This has been possible due to the safe investment environment created. Legal Certainty is still one of the main building blocks of this environment. Political stability, judicial independence and constitutional rights have made this legal certainty possible in order to take away skepticism from the foreign investor.
  
Panamanian Law on Multinationals
Panama's Law on the Special Regimen for Establishment and Operation of Multinational Branches (SEM, initials in Spanish for Sedes de Empresas Multinacionales) introduced some important new incentives, which have been given to multinational branches in the Republic of Panama, a system which to this moment has been very successful in the country:

On the most important incentives is that the concept of tax exception has been extended. Now all services rendered by these companies to any other company, always that the latter has no taxable income in the Republic of Panama, are exempted to pay income tax in Panama.

 
Argentina: Introduction to the Legal System
Every jurisdiction has its own rules and regulations on how to set up a company and make it work. According to the Companies Act and the regulations of the Public Registry of Commerce certain issues should be considered. Particularly it is important to gather the relevant documents from the foreing shareholders so that to avoid unnecesary delays on the process.  

Patricia Barcellos - Barcellos Tucunduva Advogados
(Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Patricia Barcellos Madeira is a licensed attorney both in Brazil and Illinois, US with 15 + years PQE. She focus' in corporate law, middle market mergers and acquisitions transactions and has substantial experience in tax law and is the partner in charge of assisting international clients in Barcellos Tucunduva Advogados, Sao Paulo based law firm founded in 1954.
Fernando Solano - Guardia, Montes & Asociados
(San Jose, Costa Rica)
Having obtained an academic degree at the School of Law of the University of Costa Rica in 2001, Attorney Fernando Solano Rojas pursued an International MBA for High-Tec companies at the National Tsing Hua University, en Hsinchu, Republic of China in Taiwan. 

Throughout his professional career, he has specialized in Real Estate, Corporate, Family, Notarial, Registration and Banking Law. He was a member of the legal group in charge of the legal merger of the banks Banco Interfín S.A. and Banco Scotiabank de Costa Rica S.A. in 2007.  
 
Carla Rojas - Quijano & Associates   
(Panama City, Panama)
Carla Rojas is a Partner of Quijano & Associates. Mrs. Rojas obtained her degree as a lawyer from the Santa Maria La Antigua University, Magna Cum Laude. She went to specialize in business administration in Georgetown University's School of Continuing Education, and received a master's degree from Northwestern University's School of Law at Chicago, Illinois. She has also studied in the International Law Institute in Washington D.C. where she obtained a general overview of the U.S. legal system. She also worked as a legal consultant to the Inter-American Investment Corporation, Member of the Inter-American Development Bank, in Washington, D.C.      
 
She joined Quijano & Associates twelve years ago, and has been successfully able to take the brunt of work emanating from the firm's constant expansion while distinguishing herself with their international clientele for her care in establishing each of her client's specific personal needs in respect of possibilities in trusts and private foundations. 
   
Mariano Carricart - Badeni, Cantilo, Laplacette & Carricart (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Mariano graduated from the School of Law and Political Sciences of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Santa Maria de los Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, in 1996. He later received his Masters Degree in International Commercial Law at Nottingham University, Nottingham, Great Britain, 2001. In 2003, he graduated from the course on Corporate Finance at the Centre for Advanced Studies of the  Law (Centro de Estudios de Derecho Profundizado - CEDP).
 
Mariano is an Argentine collaborator for the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and the Oxford University press co-publication of "Doing Business". He has also published a number of articles in different law journals and is a Member of the series of Seminars for Masters in Finance, "Legal Aspects of Finance" from CEMA University.
 
Mariano practices in the areas of corporate law, real estate, mergers & acquisitions, and agricultural law.

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Practice Areas: Business Organizations & Contracts, International Law & Global Trade
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 08/28/2014 11:30 AM EDT
Level: Basic
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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Patricia Barcellos - Barcellos Tucunduva Advogados (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Fernando Solano - Guardia, Montes & Asociados (San Jose, Costa Rica)
Carla Rojas - Quijano & Associates (Panama City, Panama)
Mariano Carricart - Badeni, Cantilo, Laplacette & Carricart (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
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