2014 Trade Americas Expo Boasts High Impact

Infrastructure development needs in Latin America and the Caribbean are great. Distinguished panelists at the 2014 Trade Americas & ConnectAmericas Expo engaged attendees and enjoyed robust discussions around the region’s latest trends and opportunities, connecting potential business partners and financiers and corporate and government leaders. Global Managing Parter, Michael Diaz Jr., panelist, addressed the conference…

Trade Americas Expo: Building the Americas: Infrastructure Trends for the Next Decade in the Americas

Infrastructure development needs in Latin America and the Caribbean are great. As the region gives way to a burgeoning middle class, the population demands a better quality of life resulting in opportunities for the private sector to introduce and capitalize innovative solutions to this immense demand on public infrastructure. The IDB claims that these countries…

14th Annual FIBA Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Conference

The 14th Annual FIBA AML Conference on February 20-21, 2014 at Miami’s Intercontinental Hotel will convene industry leaders from both private and public sectors to debate key insights on regulatory expectations and best practices in order to ensure that transnational banks and financial institutions have at their disposal the information necessary to operate safely in the current BSA/AML/OFAC…

Diaz Reus Sponsors Trade Américas Expo Miami

Trade Américas Expo. Miami, Florida. June 20-21, 2013. JW Marriott, Brickell Avenue. Trade Américas is the premier conference and meeting for small-and-medium-sized North American executives interested in learning about the growth opportunities and risks when trading within Mexico, Central and South America and Caribbean markets. With a US $4.8 trillion economy, 600 million citizens and…

Investor-State Arbitration Provisions under Colombian-US Free Trade Agreement

Chapter 11 of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was the first international trade agreement provision to give foreign investors a direct cause of action for investment disputes against the host government in a binding international tribunal, commonly known as “investor-state arbitration.”  However, NAFTA investor-state arbitration continues to be a source of debate.  Critics…

The Growing Cost of Investing in China: A Shift in Strategy

Beginning December 1, 2010, foreign enterprises in China were required to pay “municipal maintenance and development taxes” and “educational taxes,” eliminating the last two tax exemptions that were previously accorded to foreign-invested companies. As a result, foreign invested companies enjoy no more tax benefits and bear the same tax burdens and obligations as their Chinese…

The Singapore Sling Meets the Mojito

Last month, Singapore welcomed the world’s only high-speed Formula One (“F1”) night race. Under the backdrop of the Grand Prix, Singapore hosted the Seventh Latin Asia Business Forum. Economists are forecasting a healthy growth rate for trade and investment between Latin America and Southeast Asia, specifically Singapore. The potential opportunities for collaboration between the regions…

China Explores Emerging Opportunities in Mexico

China and Mexico share important priorities that have forged the basis for cooperative relations between the two nations.  For Chinese investors, Mexico has become a desirable investment destination because of its wealth of natural resources, modern infrastructure, internationally qualified workforce, and predictable legal environment. The fact that Mexico has been blessed with natural resources so…