ABOUT THIS BOOK
DOING BU SINES S IN LATIN AMER ICA
AND THE CARIBB EAN
This publication has been prepared by the lawyers of Meritas firms to provide
an overview to foreign investors and business people who have an interest in
conducting business in Latin America and the Caribbean. The material in this
publication is intended to provide general information only and not legal advice.
This information should not be acted upon without prior consultation with legal
advisors familiar with the specifics of your particular matter.
Meritas firms offer clients the ability to access high quality legal service
throughout Latin America and worldwide. With 6,900 experienced lawyers in
177 full-service law firms serving 236 markets, Meritas gives your company
access to local counsel around the world.
• Offer high quality, worldwide legal services through a closely
integrated group of full-service law firms
• Are subject to rigorous selection criteria and continuous
monitoring for quality of service through regular assessments
• Provide global reach and access to local knowledge at market
• Offer coordinated service across jurisdictions
• Can be found on www.meritas.org which enablesdirect access
to firms through a searchable database of attorney skills and
experience plus links to contacts ateach Meritas firm
The following currency notations are used in this book.
ARS Argentinean Peso DOP Dominican Republic Peso
BSD Bahamian Dollar GTQ Guatemalan Quetzal
BRR Brazilian Cruzeiro Real HNL Honduran Lempira
KYD Cayman Dollar MXN Mexican New Peso
COP Colombian Peso NIO Nicaraguan Córdoba
CRC Costa Rican Colón PYG Paraguayan Guarani
USD United States Dollar UYU Uruguayan Peso
Please be aware that the information on legal, tax and other matters contained in this booklet is merely
descriptive and therefore not exhaustive. As a result of changes in legislation and regulations as well as new
interpretations of those currently existing, the situations as described in this publication are subject to
change. Meritas cannot, and does not, guarantee the accuracy or the completeness of information given, nor
the application and execution of laws as stated.