01/16/2015 - OFAC Publishes New and Amended Cuba Sanctions Regulations
The U.S. regulations implementing the policy changes with regard to U.S. sanctions against Cuba announced on December 17 by President Obama were released by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) yesterday and went into effect today.
01/08/2015 - Brazilian Ministry for Mines and Energy Issues Directives for A-5 Power Bid
The Brazilian Ministry for Mines and Energy has issued Ordinance No. 653, which outlines the procedures for the A-5 Power Bid to be held on April 30, 2015.
12/30/2014 - U.S. Policy on Cuba Could Create Business Opportunities
Earlier this month, President Obama announced historic changes to U.S. policy and relevant regulations regarding diplomatic engagement, travel and trade with Cuba.
11/16/2014 - Americas Practice Group Overview
An overview of Haynes and Boone's Americas Practice Group - its lawyers, practices, experience and accolades.
08/11/2014 - Latin Lawyer Guest Article: Raising the Bar
The Texas Supreme Court has recently published for comment rule changes that largely adopt the unanimous recommendations of the Texas Supreme Court task force on international law practice. The reforms address three primary areas: (i) the eligibility of foreign lawyers to sit for the Texas Bar exam (primarily designed for licensed foreign lawyers who have graduated from an accredited law school in their home country and complete an LLM at an American Bar Association accredited law school); (ii) the foreign legal consultant certification for foreign lawyers who wish to solely practice the law of their home country while working in Texas; and (iii) the pro hac vice rule permitting a foreign lawyer to appear in a Texas court proceeding upon application to the judge and with the presence of Texas counsel.
08/15/2013 - Brazil's Historic First Pre-Salt Bidding Round (Webinar)
Haynes and Boone, LLP and MMA presented a joint webinar on the auction of upwards of 12 billion barrels of recoverable reserves in the LIBRA prospect in the Santos basin.
07/01/2013 - Latin American Law & Business Report Guest Article: Re-Opening the Genie's Bottle - The Peruvian Oil and Gas Market
This is the second in a series of articles on recent developments and upcoming opportunities in Latin American energy markets.
05/13/2013 - Latin American Law & Business Report Guest Article: Re-Opening the Genie’s Bottle - What’s in Store for Latin American Energy in 2013: Focus on Brazil
This multi-part article provides an overview of recent developments and upcoming opportunities in Latin American energy markets.
05/06/2013 - The Texas Supreme Court Task Force on International Law Practice: Making Texas More Competitive in International Law
While Texas has not historically been considered a leader in international law, Texas’ geographic, demographic, and economic characteristics place Texas in an enviable position.
03/20/2013 - Mexico Energy Opportunities: The Next Six Years
A program on Mexico energy topics presented by Haynes and Boone.
02/12/2013 - Brazil Announces 11th Oil and Gas Bid Round
News Alert and Webinar Announcement: Brazil’s President Dilma Roussef recently authorized the 11th Oil and Gas Bid Round.
01/29/2013 - New Protocol Amending the Income Tax Treaty between the United States and Spain
On January 14, 2013 the United States and Spain signed a new protocol amending the existing income tax treaty between the United States and Spain that was signed on February 22, 1990. The Protocol modernizes the Treaty to conform with the existing treaty policies of both the Unites States and Spain.
08/30/2012 - New Opportunities for Mexican Maquila Investment
This paper provides a brief overview of the Mexican “Program for Maquiladora and Manufacturing Exporting Industry” (IMMEX), popularly known as the “maquiladora” or “maquila” industry.
08/14/2012 - Selected Business Visa Options for Spanish Nationals
This paper provides an overview of the United States Immigration System for Spanish nationals looking to move to the U.S. for employment.
03/29/2012 - Brazil: New Riches in the New World
Presentation to the International Law Section, State Bar of Texas Annual Institute.
09/04/2011 - The Inside Track: Section 363 Sales and the Advantages (and Disadvantages) of being the Stalking Horse in the US
In United States bankruptcy proceedings, debtors are permitted to sell property of their estate free and clear of all liens, claims, and encumbrances pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 363. This can be an excellent opportunity for potential purchasers, as they are able to buy these assets under the protection of a court order barring most creditors of the seller from asserting any of their claims against the purchaser.
04/01/2011 - Latin American Energy Markets for 2011 − Bolivia and Venezuela
This is the third in a series of articles providing an overview of developments in the energy sector in Latin America. In this article, we look at Bolivia and Venezuela.
03/01/2011 - Latin American Energy Markets for 2011 − Argentina and Peru
This is the second in a series of articles providing an overview of developments in the energy sector in Latin America. In this article, we look at Argentina and Peru.
02/01/2011 - Latin American Energy Markets for 2011 − Brazil and Mexico
This article begins a series providing an overview of developments in the energy sector in Latin America. In this article, Larry Pascal looks at Brazil and Mexico. In future months we will look at Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela.
09/15/2010 - Costa Rican Real Estate Development and the Global Financial Crisis
Costa Rica experienced an unprecedented growth in the real estate sector, which started in the beginning of 2002 and culminated at the end of 2007. However, the exponential growth in local construction and development of new real estate projects subsequently revealed certain systematic deficiencies and obstacles.
06/16/2010 - Preparing for Entry into New Markets
Presented at the 47th Annual Symposium on Global Markets, Center for American and International Law, June 16, 2010.
06/10/2010 - South American Labor Issues
"South American Labor Issues," presented as part of panel discussion on Emerging Issues in International Law, State Bar of Texas International Law Section, June 10, 2010.
06/10/2010 - Recent Developments in South American Labor Law - Protecting Workers’ Rights or Adding to Labor Market Inflexibility?
This article in Latin American Law & Business Report
analyzes important labor law developments in Chile, Peru, Argentina, and Uruguay. In particular, it will focus on (a) discrimination claims in these respective countries and how and when they may arise, (b) trends and new developments in labor law, (c) areas of greatest activity in the respective countries, and (d) M&A considerations, including the acquired rights doctrine,restrictions on outsourcing, and other issues.
04/27/2010 - Investment Opportunities in Costa Rica
Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Larry Pascal hosted a seminar addressing important business and legal developments in Costa Rica, including opportunities in the electricity, telecommunications, transporation infrastructure, insurance, outsourcing and the real estate sector. Given the presidential elections in Costa Rica in February 2010 and the ongoing implementation of CAFTA, the presentation offered timely information about investment opportunities in this country.
09/22/2009 - La Nueva Ley Brasileña de Gas
En marzo de 2009, Brasil adoptó la muy esperada Ley de Gas (Ley 11.909), que representa un evento histórico para el sector gasero en el país más grande de Latinoamérica.
08/24/2009 - Will Brazil's New Natural Gas Law Stimulate Investment?
A Q&A in Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor on
August 24, 2009.
07/31/2009 - Latin American Energy Markets - 2009
This article provides an overview of recent developments in the energy sector in Latin America. Reprinted by permission from Latin American Law & Business Report,
Vol. 17, No. 7, July 31, 2009.
07/31/2009 - The Pemex Law and Related Measures - What Energy Reform Means for Mexico
In November 2008, Mexico adopted the PEMEX Law, which created a new legal framework for its national oil company... The reform introduces four legal and structural changes: (a) special public administration regime, (b) corporate governance reforms, (c) operational autonomy, and (d) special contracting reforms.
03/04/2009 - Latin American Energy Markets
This Powerpoint document was presented Feb. 11, 2009 by Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Larry B. Pascal at the Fuqua School of Business / Duke Law School Symposium on Doing Business in Latin America. It examines both regional and individual country developments in the energy sector.
08/08/2008 - The Texans Are Coming - Texas-Based Latin America Practices Go Far Beyond Energy and Mexico
The logic of a Texas-based Latin America practice go far beyond energy and Mexico, Latin Lawyer found at a roundtable with the heads of Texas practices.
07/30/2008 - The Venezuelan Oil and Gas Sector - Part 2
Subtitled, "Are There Still Opportunities in The Era of Petronationalism," this is the second of two parts of an examination of the Venezuelan oil and gas sector written for the Latin American Law & Business Report
06/30/2008 - The Venezuelan Oil and Gas Sector - Part 1
Are There Still Opportunities in The Era of Petronationalism? Haynes and Boone's Larry Pascal examines the Venezuelan oil and gas sector in this first part of a two-article production for the Latin American Law & Business Report.
03/18/2008 - The Oil & Gas Industry in Colombia and the Ecopetrol Partial Privatization
03/05/2007 - 2006 South American Oil and Gas Developments
09/21/2006 - Why the Mexican Election Outcome Matters
04/26/2006 - Latin American Corporate Governance - The OECD Perspective
10/01/2005 - Colombia's Ecogas Privatization Process
11/09/2004 - Franchising in the Dominican Republic
08/01/2004 - Modernizing Texas' Foreign Legal Consultant Rule
01/31/2003 - Latin American Regional Update
01/21/2002 - Tax Reform in Mexico
01/11/2002 - Argentine Devaluation Law
01/03/2002 - ALERT: Recent Developments in Argentina
01/01/2001 - Doing Business in Colombia
12/01/1999 - Doing Business in Texas: A Guide for Foreign Investors Doing Business in the Lone Star State
02/25/1999 - Doing Business in Venezuela