Occupational accidents and the nexus of causality in Nicaragua
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Occupational accidents and the nexus of causality in Nicaragua

Article 63 of the Social Security Law of 1982, in accordance with the provisions of article 83 of the Labor Code of 1945, established the definition of occupational accident as death or any organic injury or functional disturbance, permanent or transitory, immediate, or subsequent, produced by the sudden action of an external cause arising out…

Aspects on the implementation of the Electronic Payment Service Provider Entities (EPSPE) regulation in Honduras
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Aspects on the implementation of the Electronic Payment Service Provider Entities (EPSPE) regulation in Honduras

In previous months we wrote about the entry into force of the Regulation of Electronic Payment Service Providers (EPSPE). Now that the deadline has passed for companies in this area to adapt and register in the EPSPE registry, which for such purpose is kept by the Central Bank of Honduras, and based on our experience…

Energy communities: innovative solutions to climate change in El Salvador
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Energy communities: innovative solutions to climate change in El Salvador

With the objective of reducing the effects of climate change and guaranteeing access to energy in different latitudes, the figure of Energy Communities has been developed. These are legal organizations made up of a variety of partners that may include individuals, associations, small and medium-sized companies, government entities, among others. Climate change is a real…

What an invoice does not do in Guatemala
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What an invoice does not do in Guatemala

There are so many things that are attributed to invoices. Many qualities and functions that colloquially, even the authorities promulgate, are repeated, and repeated without really being functions of these documents. An invoice, in Guatemala, is a fiscal document of the VAT regime. Its function is only to document the obligation to charge VAT on…

Tax benefits contained in the digital assets law in El Salvador
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Tax benefits contained in the digital assets law in El Salvador

The Digital Assets Law, which is in force since February 1, 2023, aims to establish a legal framework that provides legal certainty to the transfer operations of any title of digital assets used in public offerings issued in El Salvador. Likewise, it regulates the requirements and obligations of issuers, digital asset service providers, and other…

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities in El Salvador
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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities in El Salvador

Our present time is in constant evolution and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has demonstrated its ability to revolutionize entire industries and improve our quality of life in many aspects. In our global interconnectedness, it is a reality that organizations are already working on implementing AI for various purposes, including improving processes and the way they do…

Consortium Legal appoints new partner in Guatemala office 
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Consortium Legal appoints new partner in Guatemala office 

Consortium Legal, the largest law firm in Central America continues to drive its strategy of growth and excellence in client service by announcing the appointment of Maria Fernanda Morales as Practice Partner in its Guatemala office. This promotion marks a milestone in Maria Fernanda’s professional development, and consolidates the firm’s commitment to provide the highest…

Contracts in Guatemala: Exploring the scope of agreements drafted in English, governed by foreign laws and jurisdictions
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Contracts in Guatemala: Exploring the scope of agreements drafted in English, governed by foreign laws and jurisdictions

It is very common in Guatemala that, when entering into a contract between two local entities, the parent company of one of them is foreign and, therefore, requires that the contract be executed in another language (usually English), that it be subject to the laws of the jurisdiction of the referred parent company and subject…

Is Competition Law, a true necessity?
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Is Competition Law, a true necessity?

It is said and insisted that it is necessary, but the most important question is whether it is truly Law. An approach to competition law that seeks the existence of a competition authority that allows actions is undoubtedly a constitutional aberration. An authorization to sell my business is essentially an indirect expropriation. The justification that…

Importing and exporting, what criminal risks do I face in Guatemala?
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Importing and exporting, what criminal risks do I face in Guatemala?

Taking a product to its destination is a necessary and useful task in commerce and requires a broad duty of control for those who engage in this type of activity. Import and export acts are subject to a series of formalities and requirements that depend on the good performance of several individuals who have different…

Environmental impact assessment as a consequence of the prevention and precautionary principles in Guatemala
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Environmental impact assessment as a consequence of the prevention and precautionary principles in Guatemala

In accordance with the United Nations Charter and the principles of international environmental law, States have the sovereign right to use their own natural resources according to their environmental and development policies, as well as the responsibility to ensure that activities carried out within their jurisdiction or under their control do not cause damage to…

Exemption rights for renewable energy projects in Guatemala
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Exemption rights for renewable energy projects in Guatemala

Decree 52-2003 was declared of urgency and national interest to promote the development of renewable energy projects at a time when Guatemala had a generation matrix, mainly from thermal energy sources (bunker and diesel) and, according to the renewable resources the country had, it could stop depending on imports and generate energy with clean and…