Central & South America

NEWS FROM ECUADOR, BY CONSORCIO LEGAL

(Extracted from a US Embassy in Ecuador newsletter)

THE UNITED STATES FORESEES A GREAT INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE IN ECUADOR.-

The Ecuadorian government informed that various direct projects with the United States of America will be developed by the end of the year.

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Guayaquil congregates virtually 23.000 corporations of the región to the Business Future of the Americas

…BFA 2021, an entrepreneurial event focused in attracting new investments to the región, organized by the Ecuadorian-US Chamber of Commerce of Guayaquil and the Association of Chambers of Commerce of the US, Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA). Read more…

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Julio Quijano is awarded by the Panama Bar Association

Julio Quijano, has been awarded the Medal Eduardo Morgan unanimously by the Board of Directors of the National Bar Association of Panama in recognition of his meritorious work as a lawyer for the enhancement of the legal profession and for the Republic of Panama.  Julio Quijano appears here when he is receiving the diploma and the medal this Friday morning 7th of May, 2021.

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NEWS FROM ECUADOR: INTERNATIONAL BIDDING

THE MAYOR AND PAST-MAYOR OF GUAYAQUIL (as President of the Bicentennial Committe) ANNOUNCED THE BIDDING OF THE NEW AIRPORT FACILITY.-

v  The final cost of the new Airport, which will have three phases, will be around $1.5 billion

v  TAGSA, the Guayaquil Airport present Concessionaire, presented its permit in order to participate in the construction of the new Airport (Daular).

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast| Episode 14: Sebastian Lopez-Sanson | SyLS

Sebastian López-Sansón is the founding partner of Salaberren & López-Sansón Abogados (SyLS) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, we discuss the challenges of cultural differences when having to migrate all of your networking and business development online, while working will never be fully remote, and how taking care of your colleagues’ emotional needs should always come first. Tune in below!

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ILN Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Rehabilitation Proceedings Guide

The members of our Restructuring & Insolvency Group have finalized their 2020 edition of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Rehabilitation Proceedings Guide, which can be found here.

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Colombia’s labor & employment measures related to the Covid-19 outbreak

I. Ministry of Labor

a. Guidelines for employers and employees concerning the Covid-19 outbreak

The Ministry of Labor issued Circular No. 017 of 2020, establishing the guidelines for public and private employers, independent contractors and professional risks insurance companies regarding the Covid-19 outbreak and the recommendations for employees depending on the possibility of contagion identifying three levels of contact with the virus: direct, indirect and medium.

The Ministry’s recommendations are the following:

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Chilean Aninat Schwencke & Cía. reinforces its areas of Intellectual Property, Technology and Innovation, and Competition

With the intention of ​​strengthening its team, and due to significant challenges in key areas of intellectual property, innovation and technology, as well as competition, Chilean law firm Aninat Schwencke & Cía has added to its ranks Senior Counselors Maximiliano Santa-Cruz (Intellectual Property, New Technologies, and Innovation) and Sander van der Voorde (Competition); and as an external advisor on compliance matters Alejandra Vallejos.

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Sexual harassment at work: what your company needs to know. ILN lawyers from around the world weigh in.

The International Lawyers Network’s Labor & Employment Group announces the second release of its publication, “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key labor law principles in 21 jurisdictions across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those reviewing their sexual harassment policies and training in these jurisdictions.

Director of Global Relationship Management, and the guide’s facilitator, Lindsay Griffiths, says “We’re pleased to offer the second edition of our paper, which builds on our previous efforts. We have a number of new jurisdictions, and the group continues to work collaboratively to update the paper to be a practical and valuable resource for employers examining their sexual harassment policies and training, to ensure they can avoid or promptly handle any #metoo incidents.”

To view the paper, please click here: http://bit.ly/ILNMeToo

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International Lawyers Network – Where Lawyers Become Friends

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