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There is no escaping the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry in Latin America, both on existing projects and future potential. Each government in Latin America has taken the precautions it has deemed necessary.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected certain areas of the regional re/insurance market more than others, with construction insurers and reinsurers particularly exposed.
As COVID-19 spreads, the impact on the construction industry is increasing. The construction industry in the Commonwealth Caribbean relies heavily on European, Asian and American suppliers/manufacturers for construction materials and labour.
We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Fernando Hurtado de Mendoza as a partner and Kodiak Semsch as a senior associate to our office in Lima as we continue to build a heavyweight practice in Peru. Fernando’s practice is split between aviation, corporate and insurance work. He moves from Rodrigo Elias y Medrano, the largest law firm in the country, and is immediately joined by associate Alejandra Vicuna. Kodiak, who will join the team later this month as the head of our Lima office’s litigation practice, is a dispute resolution specialist. He was formerly a litigation partner at Osterling Abogados.
In 2018, the Brazilian Data protection law (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados - LGPD) passed by the legislature and, in August 2018, the former Brazilian President – Michel Temer – assented to this law.
The Comptroller General or Contraloría (CGR) have agreed with our direct revocation request in the Institute for Urban Development (IDU) matter.
In our previous article, Fiscal liability proceedings in Colombia, we discussed how the recent decisions of the office of the Comptroller General or Contraloría (CGR), the autonomous governmental agency in charge of monitoring public fund use, have caused great concern among (re)insurers globally due to their departure of long established market principles.
Innovation expansion continues apace for Kennedys as it takes ‘virtual lawyer’ platform to Latin America
Following significant client interest, we have taken our award-winning virtual lawyer platform, KLAiM, to Latin America.
The protests in Chile, sparked by the rise of subway fares in the capital Santiago, have been well documented in the press. These protests and riots have often been violent, with regrettable loss of human life.
On 13 July 2019, the Cuban Parliament approved new electoral law restricting the presidency to a five-year term in office and a maximum of two consecutive terms, for the first time in nearly 60 years