China Strengthens Anti-Money Laundering and CFT Laws

SHANGHAI, CHINA – April 19, 2013 – According to Diaz Reus & Targ attorney Xingjian “Jeff” Zhao, the Chinese government is ramping up its enforcement of the country’s anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) laws, and incidents of non-compliance are being taken ever more seriously. Zhao spoke at the April 19, 2013,…

Latin America-China Dispute Resolution

LIMA, Peru, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — With growing trade between Latin America and China, it’s essential to include an effective dispute resolution provision in commercial agreements, according to Xingjian “Jeff” Zhao, Associate Attorney, Diaz Reus & Targ, LLP, Shanghai Representative Office. “There are several choices in arbitration wording, as well as venues,” said Zhao at…

Marta Colomar-Garcia

How Healthy Is the Banking Sector in Mexico?

Inter-American Dialogue’s – Latin America Advisor – Financial Services October 30, 2012 feature Q&A – Guest Comments from Marta Colomar Garcia, head of Diaz Reus, Mexico. Q: The offering of about 25 percent of the Mexican unit of Banco Santander raised $4 billion last month for the bank in Mexico’s largest-ever IPO. Amid heavy demand,…

Colombia’s New Copyright Law

Colombia’s Congress recently approved Law 201 of 2012, popularly known as “Lleras Law 2.0,” which deals with copyrights and intellectual property. Passage of this law was fast-tracked in an effort to coincide with Barack Obama’s visit to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas. Lleras Law 2.0 purports to take a hard line on piracy…

Understanding Risks of Investing in Iraq Key to Success

Commentary by Michael Diaz, Jr., Halim Gebeili, and Arti Sangar Daily Business Review August 1, 2012 As Iraq recovers from decades of war, U.S. businesses are taking a close look at potential investment opportunities. Project financing is par­ticularly important, as Iraq needs new power plants, housing developments, roads, bridges, ports and telecommu­nications systems. Because security…

Concessionários automóveis dos EUA acusando Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltda. de fraude, deturpação, e conspiração.

ATLANTA, GA, EUA – Concessionários automóveis dos EUA processaram uma ação no 4 de Junho, acusando Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltda. de fraude, deturpação, e conspiração.  Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltda. é uma fabricante de caminhonetes da Índia. O processo alega que Mahindra enganou centenas de concessionários automóveis e afastaram-se do negócio com mais de US$60 milhões…