Sweeping pro-business reforms in the energy and telecom sectors, and in tax, labor and competition laws have created vast opportunities, firms say.
International | Latin America In Print
With legal markets in the United States and Europe broadly flat, leading international firms have been increasingly eager to tap into Latin America's vibrant and growing economy. But gaining access to these dynamic markets is not so simple.
Last year deal volume dropped to its lowest point in four years. Inflation crept back up in a few locales, and ominously, China's growth slowed, curbing its appetite for raw materials and products from Latin American companies. That was then. In the first several months of 2014, deals have surged again.
After Chavez, the Challenges Continue
By Jan Wolfe
Venezuela has been a challenging legal market ever since Hugo Chavez frightened off Western investment a decade ago. These challenges have continued in the year since Chavez's death, as his handpicked successor, Nicolás Maduro, follow in his footsteps and violent clashes between pro-government militants and protesters become more common.
'A Tremendous Increase in Business'
By M.P. McQueen
Colombia's economy is booming and a number of U.S.-based and multinational law firms are ramping up activity in the country to make the most of it.