Practice/Industry Group Overview
Lawyers in Duane Morris' offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia work together, and collaborate with local counsel, to develop innovative solutions to help clients explore business opportunities throughout the world. Duane Morris' clients include Latin American-based companies doing business in the U.S. and elsewhere, Latin American subsidiaries of transnational companies, U.S. companies doing business in Latin America and major financial institutions. For decades, the attorneys of the firm's Latin America Business Group have advised clients doing business in Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, and throughout Central America and South America in matters that include:
- transactional banking in the U.S. and offshore jurisdictions
- formation and corporate governance of entities
- project financing
- credit restructuring
- joint ventures
- mergers and acquisitions
- private equity
- foreign direct investment
- real estate
- international trade; and
Duane Morris' Latin America Business Group includes attorneys who speak Spanish, Portuguese, and French, as well as English, and also attorneys who have experience and are admitted to practice in jurisdictions in Latin America. We often can bring an understanding of the local legal field, culture and business trends, together with the resources of a large, international law firm. One of our attorneys formerly served as Mexico's Ambassador to Singapore, Negara Brunei Darussalam and the Union of Myanmar, and is a member of the Commission on Globalization World Forum and president of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. Another Duane Morris attorney studied law in Venezuela, worked with the Agency for International Development in Bolivia and Brazil, and served as Latin American Counsel for one of the world's largest corporations for nearly a decade. Still other Duane Morris lawyers are leaders in Latin American and Hispanic bar and business groups and devote their practice to the specifics of doing business in Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba and elsewhere in Latin America.
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:
Winning Streak Continues in ITC Trade Secret Theft Investigations
Michael G. McManus, May 11, 2015
Section 337—the unfair trade practice remedy administered by the International Trade Commission (ITC or the "Commission")—has most often been used to counter importation of goods that infringe U.S. patents. A recent case, however, reinforces the concept that Section 337 can...
OFAC Publishes Amendments to the Syrian Sanctions Regulations
Brian S. Goldstein, April 17, 2015
On April 13, 2015, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published in the Federal Register amendments to the Syrian Sanctions Regulations. Specifically, OFAC, by a new General License, has authorized "certain activities relating to publishing, not already exempt from regulation, that...
Bill Introduced In Senate To End Travel Restrictions To Cuba
Jose A. Aquino, March 18, 2015
On January 29, 2015, a coalition of four Republican and four Democrat senators introduced legislation to restore freedom to travel to Cuba. While President Obama has announced normalization of some relations between the two countries and relaxed travel restrictions to Cuba such that Americans...
New U.S. Policy Towards Cuba Put In Motion By Construction Of Church
Jose A. Aquino, March 18, 2015
The construction of Cuba’s first Roman Catholic Church since Castro came to power in 1959 may well be the first test of the new U.S. policy towards Cuba. The new church, with an expected capacity to accommodate at least 200 worshipers, is set to be built in Sandino, a small, secluded town in...
Significant Changes to U.S. Embargo of Cuba Likely in Place Within a Few Weeks
Jose A. Aquino,Lawrence W. Diamond,Brian S. Goldstein, January 19, 2015
On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced that the United States would make significant changes to the embargo covering Cuba. It is understood that the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), will implement significant changes to the current embargo of Cuba,...
CBP Issues Guidance on Acceptable Methods of Submitting Post-Importation Claims
Brian S. Goldstein, September 15, 2014
As a follow-up to a memorandum issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to its field offices on August 11, 2014, CBP has published a guidance to the trade community concerning "acceptable methods" for submission of post-importation claims for preferential treatment under various...