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13 Nov 2013
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Unions Are Beginning to Target Argentina’s High-Tech Sector
Unions are beginning to target Argentina’s high tech sector and their employees, and are actively seeking recognition by the Ministry of Labor. What might be expected if a Collective Bargaining Agreement is approved for IT employees? Page 3
Argentina’s Energy Program
In recent years, Argentina’s hydrocarbon reserves have decreased due to a reduction in exploration activities. LALBR looks at the country’s moves to reverse the trend of declining oil and gas production through new regulations and the development of unconventional reserves in association with international companies. Page 4
Structuring Private Equity-Backed Exit Mechanisms in Brazil
M&A transactions made by PE firms pose additional challenges as the investor considers the ultimate goal for the transaction. For example, the investor needs to understand contractual mechanisms which should be used in order to make the most appropriate exit option viable and legally enforceable at the time of the intended divestment. Page 11
Mexico’s 2014 Tax Reform Proposal
In October, Mexico’s lower house of Congress approved a tax reform proposal, which includes important modifications to the existing Mexican tax system, such as the introduction of a dividend withholding tax, the elimination of certain allowable deductions as well as the abrogation of the Business Flat Tax Law. Page 21
Venezuela: Is Anyone Watching?
Given Venezuela’s deep involvement in oil markets and regional affairs, its fractured political and economic issues carry deep and far-reaching implications for its neighbors. Page 23
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Argentina: Collective Bargaining Agreement for IT Employees. By Diego Bongiovanni (Baker & McKenzie), p. 3
Re-Opening the Genie’s Bottle - What’s in Store for Latin American Energy in 2013: Focus on Argentina. By Larry B. Pascal (Haynes and Boone, LLP), p. 4
Transfer of Shares or Quotas of Argentine Companies: Compliance with Information Regimes and Approvals. By María José Boccardo and Claudia Paluszkiewicz (Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal), p. 8
World Bank Issues Paper Targeting Argentine Trade Policies. By Justin S. Miller and Staff (White & Case LLP), p. 10
Structuring Private Equity-Backed Exit Mechanisms in Brazil. By Danilo Mininel (Madrona Hong Mazzuco – Advogados) and Luiz Felipe Noronha (Jones Day), p. 11
Outsourcing in Brazil and Bill No. 4330/04 of the
House of Representatives. By Fabio Medeiros and André Laza (Machado Associados Advogados e Consultores), p. 14
Brazil – Results of the 1st Pre-Salt Licensing Round. By Ted Rhodes and Peter Tarn (CMS Cameron McKenna LLP), p. 16
The Importance of Documents in the Antitrust Analysis of Mergers and Acquisitions: Changes with the “New CADE”. By Cristianne Saccab Zarzur, Lilian Barreira Spina and Leda Batista (Pinheiro Neto Advogados), p. 18
Chile-Canada FTA Financial Services Chapter Enters into Force; Text on Goods Trade, Government Procurement and Dispute Settlement Also Altered. By Justin S. Miller (White & Case LLP), p. 20
Relevant Issues of the Mexican Tax Reform Proposal for 2014 to be Considered in International Transactions with Mexico. By Rodrigo Castellanos and Giovanni Castillo (Ernst & Young Mexico), p. 21
Venezuela: Is Anyone Watching? By Carl Meacham (Center for Strategic and International Studies), p. 23
Chile and Thailand Sign Bilateral FT. By Justin S. Miller (White & Case LLP).......................................................p. 20
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