JD Supra Bolivia

JD Supra, 2019

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  • Estlund Law, P.A.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Latin America Dispute Resolution Update – The Latest Developments in Cross-Border Disputes Involving the US and Latin America (February 2019)

As detailed in an October 2, 2018, Skadden client alert, the United States’ efforts to revise the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reached a milestone on September 30, 2018, when the U.S., Mexico and Canada announced they had formed an agreement on what will be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). If ratified, the USMCA will significantly curtail the substantive investment protections available to investors.


Rituximab biosimilar approved in Latin America

On June 6, 2017, Biocad, a Russia biotechnology company, announced that it has obtained marketing authorization for its rituximab biosimilar in Bolivia and Honduras under the trade name USMAL, and that shipments will start in the beginning of Q3 2017. Biocad further stated that it is registering its rituximab biosimilar in other countries in the region and expects to receive two more marketing authorization certificates by the end of 2017.

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Expanding Cannabis Operations in Latin America & The Caribbean: Bolivia

Legal regulation is in place since 2017 and some doctors are importing cannabis for medical use (mostly for children/epilepsy). As stated below, under Law No. 1008 possession is prohibited and illegal in the country. Nonetheless, there is evidence that doctors, patients and patients´ family members are introducing to the country medical cannabis for personal use. Companies are not importing medical cannabis, nor is Health Ministry is granting authorizations. We have been informed that fami...

Doing Business in Latin America and The Caribbean: Bolivia

Bolivia is a country with amazing natural beauty and a diverse landscape, sheltering a fourth of the world’s greatest biodiversity. Bolivia’s riches also include raw material, industrialized material and of course, tourism. Located in the heart of South America, Bolivia is divided into nine political departments. Its democratic government is divided into four branches: • Legislative • Executive • Judicial & Constitutional Court • Electoral FOREIGN INVESTMENT - In Bolivia ...

Estlund Law, P.A.

Bolivian Anti-corruption Chief's Extortion Conviction Shows How INTERPOL Red Notice Abuse Can Arise

Humberto Roca's story may seem unusual to Western minds, but it is all too familiar in the world of INTERPOL abuse. Roca was the owner of a Bolivian airline company called Aerosur Airlines, and as a wealthy business owner who was critical of Bolivia's government, was charged with "unjust enrichment" as his business was expropriated by the Bolivian government.

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