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Peru, Colombia and Ecuador are increasingly gaining the confidence of international investors and are taking steps to develop their legal and regulatory frameworks, according to Deloitte Abogados managing partner Luis Fernando Guerra.
 Opening up the oil & gas and power sectors presents opportunities for Spanish companies and makes Mexico attractive in comparison to other Latin American countries
Opening Mexico´s energy markets will boost investment opportunities and benefit domestic law firms as they acquire expertise working with international firms on major deals, particularly in the oil industry, according to Daniel Del Río, a partner at Basham, Ringe y Correa in Mexico City.
Monday, 02 September 2013 11:15

Latin America e-Report 2013

Having been largely spared from the world’s financial crisis, Latin America’s economies are under construction with lucrative deals and opportunities across all sectors. But foreign investors looking to capitalise face cross-regional competitors as well, so there is no time to waste in linking up with the region’s opportunities.
With Brazil poised to host the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, investment in major infrastructure projects is rising, says Leonardo Briganti, Founding Partner of Briganti Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil. But while it remains an attractive market, new tax regulations mean greater obstacles for foreign companies seeking to compete there.
As LatAm businesses grow and diversify into other markets, investments from across the region are increasing into the US
Trade between the regions is on the rise due to recent international bilateral cooperation agreements
Monday, 02 September 2013 12:07

Energising investment in Mexico - Basham

Since Mexico’s expropriation of its energy resources in the 1930s, its hydrocarbon industry has remained off-limits to the private sector, explains Juan Carlos Serra, an Energy and Mining Partner at Basham, Ringe y Correa in Mexico.
Money usually flows from Spain into Latin America, rather than vice versa. But recent trends show activity is starting to go both ways
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