How can our Legal Services help your Business?

Corporate Law

All Latin American companies require a Company Legal Representative or a Local Director. This person must be a citizen or a foreigner with the legal right to work in the country. You can read more about legal representation requirements here.

Power of Attorney (POA) in Latin America

A trusted local partner can complete the formation of a local company on your behalf, without the need for you to be physically present in the country where the company incorporation will take place. This can be done through a Power of Attorney.

Interested in Mining Opportunities?

Mining remains fundamental to the growth of the Latin American region. Our team of specialist mining lawyers can help you enter and operate within the Latin American mining sector. You can read analysis done by our mining experts on the Latin American mining opportunities available here.

Corporate Law

Corporate law is the branch of the law that is related to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons, businesses, and organizations to ensure their legal compliance and good standing.

Labor Law

Labor law is the body of law that mediates the professional relationship between employees, employers, unions, and the government.

Litigation & Negotiation

Support with understanding, managing, and progressing legal proceedings and/or complex negotiations compliant with local laws and regulations.

Trade Law

Trade law is the body of law governing the rules and customs for handling trade between countries and is also known as International Trade Law.

Mining Law

Mining law is the body of law governing the legal requirements affecting minerals, mineral processing and mining. Mining law covers title ownership, permission to undertake operational activities and associated remediation actions and requirements.

Liquidation Services

Liquidation is the management of the legal process to stop operations and to close a legal entity. This includes settling mandated obligations with stakeholders and governmental authorities.

Create Company Books, Ultimate Beneficiary Owner Filing, Conduct Annual Shareholders' meeting, Renew Commercial License, Update Company Books, Prepare Company financial Statements, submit financial statements

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Frequently Asked Questions on Corporate Compliance and Legal Services

Check some commonly asked questions about corporate compliance, powers of attorney, legal representatives and general legal services.

What is a power of attorney (POA)?

A Power of Attorney (POA) is an agreement between you and someone else that allows the person to make decisions on your behalf. The person who signs the document agrees to act for you in certain situations, such as making financial or business decisions.

What is an attorney-in-fact?

An “attorney in fact” or “agent” is someone with the authority to act on behalf of another. The Attorney-in-fact is usually designated via a signed power of attorney (POA). Though the attorney-in-fact does not have to be a lawyer, we recommend you select experienced legal professionals for this role, as they will potentially enter into agreements and contracts on your behalf.

An attorney of fact is appointed through a power of attorney (POA) where a country allows the appointment of a non-resident director, and hence this lawyer will act on behalf of the non-resident director to complete required legal and administrative actions on behalf of the company.

What is a legal representative?

A legal representative represents the interests of the company or legal entity before governments and third parties, including entering agreements, hiring, etc. All companies need a legal representative. Companies may choose to appoint one or more representatives depending on their size and complexity. We recommend using experienced legal counsel as your legal representative, as they will enter into contracts and agreements on the entity’s behalf.

What is a resident or registered agent?

A resident or registered agent is an authorized business or individual designated to receive legal documents and correspondence on the entity’s behalf.

A resident agent is a common legal appointment where a country’s laws allows the appointment of a non-resident director for a company, this position must be a lawyer and is empowered to receive legal correspondence on behalf of the local entity.

What is annual entity legal compliance?

Annual entity compliance ensures that all entities within an organization comply with applicable laws and regulations, mitigating legal liability and potential issues in the future. 

What are the typical annual entity compliance requirements?

Annual entity compliance activities generally include the following:

  • Create or update Company Books
  • Ultimate Beneficiary Owner Filing
  • Conduct Annual Shareholders’ meeting
  • Renew Commercial License
  • Update Company Books
  • Prepare Company Financial Statements
  • Submit Financial Statements

What is a trademark?

A trademark is a name, symbol, or other distinctive sign used by an individual or business to identify its goods and services. It can be any word, number, letter, picture, design, sound, or smell that distinguishes one company’s products from others. A trademark may include a logo, slogan, tagline, or other visual images. Trademarks protect owners by preventing others from using similar marks without permission.

What are the key steps to applying for a trademark?

  1. Perform a Trademark search for similar marks used in the jurisdiction of interest.
  2. Classify the products or services under the Nice Classification (NCL).
  3. Prepare documentation and registration paperwork.
  4. Submit paperwork to relevant local authorities.  

What are the typical types of employment contracts?

The two most common employment contracts are Fixed Term Contracts, where the parties agree to contract for a defined period of time, and undefined term contracts, where the parties agree to contract for an indefinite time.

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WHAT MAKES BIZ LATIN HUB DIFFERENT?

Your Local Partner

We can provide you the complete, fully-integrated and tailored back office, PEO and entity incorporation solution

Your Need is Our Focus

We know one size doesn’t fit all – we will work with you to understand your business needs and to provide a personalized market entry and back office solution

Globally Minded & Local Expertise

Trust our local team of lawyers and accountants to establish your business, form your legal entity, hiring employees and legal entity compliance

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English, Spanish or Portuguese – Our local and expatriate team of accountants and lawyers can support you in multiple languages

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