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Download PDF of April 2013 Latin American Law & Business Report
22 May 2013
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Equity Compensation in Argentina
Labor courts have reached differing conclusions regarding whether equity benefits constitute “compensation” under the Labor Contract Act. As the result, employee stock options, restricted stock units, phantom shares and other forms of equity may have differing results when calculated for severance pay, bonus and vacation pay purposes. Page 6
Brazil PE Industry Continues to Outperform
While on a macroeconomic level, last year was a disappointing year for Brazil, the slowing growth did not deter PE investors. The number of Brazilian deals grew substantially from the twelve prior months. Page 12
What’s in Store for Brazil Energy in 2013
LALBR examines upcoming developments in Brazil’s energy markets. Among topics considered are the 11th oil and gas bid round, the dispute between the states concerning the distribution of oil and gas royalties, and a possible non-conventional gas bid round later this year.
New Arbitration Law in Colombia
Colombia seeks to become the most modern and attractive destination for conducting international arbitrations in Latin America. It took an important step in this direction by enacting a new arbitration statute that unifies previously dispersed arbitration laws and the relevant court decisions. Page 25
Foreign Exchange Controls in Venezuela
In February 2013, the Venezuelan government set up a new system, the SICAD, to address the purchase of foreign currency by importers. Before the first auction, which took place at the end of March, there was general enthusiasm for the new mechanism; however, the lack of transparency has created uncertainty. Page 29
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