The Hispanic Latino business lawyers of Sheppard Mullin have debuted their Hispanic Latino Team Blog, which also has a Spanish version, Blog del Equipo Hispano Latino.
The team uses the Hispanic Latino Team Blog to provide information and updates on legal issues affecting the Hispanic Latino market and Hispanic Latino companies.
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By Neil A.F. Popovi? and Rachel Tarko Hudson In the latest U.S. chapter of the long and hard-fought battle over claims of pollution and adverse health effects from oil development in the Ecuadorian rain forest by Texaco (acquired by Chevron in 2001), a potentially important court victory...
Argentina's Parliament Approves A Measure Limiting Amount Of Land That Can Be Purchased By Foreigners
By Alejandro E. Moreno Fluctuating commodity prices, particularly with respect to the price of food and basic staples, have created a significant demand for arable land. The demand for arable land has, in turn, boosted the price Argentina's rural land and caused a flurry of foreign investment. In...
By Larissa Calva-Ruiz Corporate laws and entities in Mexico have several key differences with their respective counterparts in the United States. One of the most notable differences is the number of shareholders, members or partners needed to incorporate any type of entity. While in the United...
By Joseph Pileri Conducting due diligence is a key aspect of any transaction, international or otherwise. Attorneys working on transactions conducted in Mexico or that involve Mexican entities ought to be aware of registration and certification requirements that are unique to Mexico and that can...
By Whitney A. Hodges Brazil's Long-Standing Commitment to Sustainability Brazil arguably boasts some of the most breathtaking natural wonders and extensive natural resources worldwide. Covering a total area of over eight and a half million square kilometers, Brazil features more than two...
By Whitney A. Hodges On September 30, 2011, the United States government signed an Export Trade Certificate of Review for the Latin American Multichannel Advertising Council ("LAMAC"). This certification will allow seven United States-based entertainment firms to increase the...
By Curt Dombek Companies are reporting a significant increase in intellectual property seizures at U.S. ports in recent months, resulting in increased supply chain disruptions. Unfortunately, not all of this activity can be explained by more effective enforcement methods. More cases of...
Ninth Circuit Finds Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporation Based On Its Subsidiary's Contacts in the United States
By Bram Hanono In the recent case of Bauman v. DaimlerChrysler Corp. (No. 07-15386 (9th Cir. May 18, 2011)), the Ninth Circuit expanded the use of "agency theory" to impose personal jurisdiction over a foreign corporation doing business in the U.S. solely through its U.S....
IRS Announces Second Special Voluntary Disclosure Initiative for Taxpayers With Undisclosed Offshore Accounts
The Internal Revenue Service announced on February 8, 2011 the creation of a second special voluntary disclosure initiative for U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed foreign bank and other financial accounts. This new program is a follow-on to the IRS' original voluntary disclosure initiative that...
By Curt Dombek United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has changed the I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Workers. This affects all H-1B, H-1B1 Chile/Singapore, L-1 and O-1A petitioners. Companies must certify compliance with the deemed export laws governing the release of...