New Law of Contentious Administrative Jurisdiction: coming into force with significant improvements

This January 31, 2018 will enter into force Legislative Decree No. 760, approved by the Congress on August 28 of last year, which contains the new Law of Contentious Administrative Jurisdiction (hereinafter "LJCA"), which abrogate and replaces the one in force since 1978. The new law has significant improvements in terms to facilitate the access to judicial instances, greater scope of matters that may be subject to its decision, more expeditious proceedings, mandatory intervention through lawyers and oral hearings [...].

Korea-Americas Energy Cooperation Seminar

Juan Pablo Carrasco, Partner Head of Foreign Investment at CENTRAL LAW and current AmCham President and AACCLA´s Vicepresident, has travelled to South Korea to participate as a speaker in the conference Korea-Americas Energy Cooperation Seminar hold today in Seoul.

CENTRAL LAW, firm with more accolades in the corporate area

CENTRAL LAW has been recognized by magazine “America Economia – July 2017 edition” as the law firm with offices in Central America, Panama and Dominican Republic with more distinctions in the corporate law area.

The firm is distinguished by international directories such as Chambers and Partners Latin America and Global, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 in the areas of Corporate Commercial, Corporate Finance and Corporate M&A.

Guide to an effective labor inmigration in Guatemala

We begin by reporting that on September 20, 2016, the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala approved Decree 44-2016 containing the new Immigration Code. This legislation became recently effective, and repeals the previous law dating back to 1998. At present, immigration authorities and related departments, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Bureau of Statistics, the Ministry of Labor, and others, are carrying out the implementation of this new legislation, which should be fully implemented in a 6 to 12-month period.