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- Latin America COVID-19 Legal Landscape
1. ARGENTINA - A. Are employer mandatory screenings and medical evaluations enforceable in your jurisdiction? The rule is that employers cannot require employees to submit to mandatory screenings and medical evaluations, unless the employees are asking for medical leave. However, under the current circumstances, employers may be authorized to request the employees to submit to the screenings or medical examinations related to COVID-19 to protect the health and safety of other employees. This would only be applicable to those employees who need to interact with other employees. Please see full Publication below for more information.
- Buying and Selling Real Estate in Argentina (Updated)
KEY FACTS OF REAL ESTATE ACQUISITIONS UNDER ARGENTINIAN LAW - I. INTRODUCTION. Below you will find a brief outline of the legal regulation of the acquisition of real estate property in Argentina, which is mainly governed by the Argentine Civil and Commercial Code (“CCC”). II. FORMS OF REAL ESTATE OWNERSHIP. Argentine law regulates different forms of real estate ownership. A brief summary is provided below... Please see full Chapter below for more information.
- Establishing A Business Entity In Argentina (Updated)
Types of business entities - The two most common types of legal entities adopted in Argentina are the limited liability company (“Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada” or “SRL”) and the corporation (“Sociedad Anónima” or “SA”). In 2017, Argentina incorporated a new type of legal entity, the Simplified Company ("SAS"), which is expected to simplify procedures, corporate bodies and reduce costs for new companies.... Please see full Chapter below for more information.
- Opportunities Open for Huge Argentine Shale Gas Reserves as Quest Begins for Onshore LNG
Recent presidential elections in Argentina have brought the center-left Peronist party back to power and added a measure of uncertainty to the country’s promising oil and gas sector for investors. Over the past two years, reductions in drilling and development cost and enhanced production coupled with regulatory reform have positioned the country’s natural sector for expansion. In a very short time span, exploitation of the world’s second largest shale formation, Vaca Muerta, has not only helped fulfill domestic requirements reducing the need for imports, but has enabled Argentine gas to once again reach regional markets. It is therefore a critical time for Argentina to consolidate recent achievements and demonstrate it has the institutional, technical and regulatory wherewithal to offer large-scale supplies to the global market and become a leading player in natural gas. Originally published in LNG Journal - October 2019. Please see full Publication below for more information.
- Argentina launches .AR domain registrations
NIC Argentina, the Argentinian domain name Registry, has announced that it is launching domain name registrations directly at the second level under .AR. The launch started on 11 September 2019 and will end in February 2020.
- Financial Implications of Argentina’s Return to Peronism
The long-awaited results from Argentina’s elections on October 27, 2019, have significant implications both for the future of Argentina and the international community. Peronist candidate Alberto Fernandez defeated incumbent Mauricio Macri in the election, with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President Macri’s predecessor, as his running mate....
- Expanding Cannabis Operations In Latin American & The Caribbean: Argentina
Medical Use: Yes, regulations recently in place since March 2017. Recreational Use/Adult Use: Not permitted under Argentine law. Current Regime/National Act No. 27,350 - “Medical and Scientific Investigation of the Therapeutic Use of Legislation (or Cannabis Plant and its derivatives”, passed on March 2017, and its Regulatory Decree Proposed Legislation) No. 738/2017; the National Institute of Seeds (“INASE”) Resolution No. 59/2019, and the Ministry of Security Resolution No. 258/2018, the Heath Secretary, the National Administration of Drugs, Food and Medical Technology... Please see full Chapter below for more information.
- Mid-Term Declarations Now Required in Argentina
On May 27, 2019, the Argentine Trademark Office issued Resolution No. 123/2019 (the Resolution), which added mid-term declarations of use, created grace periods for renewals and created response periods of 30 days for most official actions. Generally, the most relevant change under the Resolution is that trademark owners must now file a mid-term declaration of use between the fifth and sixth anniversaries of a registration granted on or after January 12, 2013.
- Argentina and Uruguay: A New Hope for Arbitration
In July 2018, both Argentina and Uruguay passed new arbitration laws governing arbitrations seated in the respective countries, WilmerHale counsel Rina See and visiting foreign lawyer Tomas Ambrosini offer a comparison on the new laws against the text of the UNCITRAL Model Law. Both International Commercial Arbitration Laws are based on the UNCITRAL Model Law, replacing outdated rules in both countries’ domestic legislations for international arbitrations. Originally published in Commercial Dispute Resolution - Spring 2019. Please see full Article below for more information.
- Buying and Selling Real Estate in Argentina
I. INTRODUCTION. Below you will find a brief outline of the legal regulation of the acquisition of real estate property in Argentina, which is mainly governed by the Argentine Civil and Commercial Code (“CCC”). II. FORMS OF REAL ESTATE OWNERSHIP. Argentine law regulates different forms of real estate ownership. A brief summary is provided below... Please see full Chapter below for more information.
- U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates $185 Million International Arbitration Award - Court Reaffirms Arbitral Preconditions Presumptively For Arbitrators’ Determination
In a much anticipated opinion, on March 5, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 7-2 to reverse the lower court and revive a $185 million arbitration award in BG Group PLC v. Republic of Argentina. The case began under the bilateral investment treaty (“BIT”) between the United Kingdom and Argentina. ...
- Argentina More Than Doubles Required Ethanol Blend To Move Away From Fossil Fuels
On April 8, 2016, Reuters reported that Argentina is planning on increasing the required percentage of ethanol in gasoline from 12 percent to 26 percent. Specific targets have not yet been created for increasing the required ethanol blend, but Argentina has been increasing the required ethanol...
- Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker
Latin America continues its march towards sustainability, ushering forth a spate of new bills related to chemicals and packaging. Argentina moves forward with an EPR bill for tires. Brazil proposes major new initiatives that would impose recycled content levels for plastic packaging; another that...
- Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker - October 2018
This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from August 16 – September 15, 2018. ARGENTINA - ENERGY EFFICIENCY - Chamber of Deputies Bill No. 5438-D-2018 would create the Program Promoting the Production and Sale of Energy Efficient Household Electrical Appliances ...
- Privacy in Latin America and the Caribbean
With the enactment or implementation of several new data privacy laws in the past couple of years, the privacy landscape in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to change dramatically. Twelve countries in the region now have omnibus data privacy legislation in place: Argentina, Bahamas, Chile, ...
- International Investment Arbitration in Latin America: Year in Review 2015
International investment arbitration – also known as investment treaty arbitration or investor-State arbitration – is a procedure whereby foreign investors may seek a binding adjudication of claims against host States that have either violated investment protection treaty obligations or, in some...
- Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker
Latin America continues to progress toward environmental sustainability goals as 2017 nears its end. Argentina proposes potable water and sanitation as legal human rights. Brazil moves forward on a number of waste initiatives, including reverse logistics programs and further take-back requirements. ...
- Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker - November 2018
REGIONAL - ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE - Twelve countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru, signed the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in...
- Supreme Court Holds that the FSIA Does Not Limit Post-Judgment Discovery
In its latest decision interpreting the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), the Supreme Court made clear that any claim of immunity by a foreign state must rise or fall based on the text of the FSIA. Because the FSIA does not spell out any immunity or special protections for foreign states...
- Argentina Relaxes Restrictions on Ownership of Rural Properties by Foreigners
On June 29, 2016, the Argentine executive branch enacted decree 820/2016 (the New Decree), easing certain restrictions imposed under existing law on the acquisition and leasing of rural lands by foreign individuals and legal entities (Law No. 26,737, enacted in 2011 by the former administration,...