Law on Prevention and Protection against Cybercrime in Guatemala

Law on Prevention and Protection against Cybercrime in Guatemala

On August 4, 2022, the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala approved Decree 39-2022, which contains the Law on Prevention and Protection against Cybercrime. The law includes criminal sanctions for cyber activities that violate personal data, sensitive computer data, confidentiality, ...
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Guatemala joins the information bank for the regional evaluation of medicines

Guatemala joins the information bank for the regional evaluation of medicines

On August 2, 2022, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance announced adhesion to the regional mechanism for the joint evaluation of dossiers of medicines and related products for human consumption. With this adherence, the health regulatory authorities in ...
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BLP adds a renowned specialist in Business Law and Real Estate

BLP adds a renowned specialist in Business Law and Real Estate

As part of our growth strategy and in response to crucial market demands, BLP adds José María Pacheco as Special Counsel to its team in Costa Rica. José María joins our practice areas of Business Law and Real Estate and ...
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August 15 Holiday - Mother’s Day in Costa Rica
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August 15 Holiday – Mother’s Day in Costa Rica

On August 15, Costa Rica will celebrate Mother’s Day, a holiday of mandatory payment according to article 148 of the Labor Code:
  • An employer must pay for the holiday as a single day, even if an employee does ...
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Update in the Registry of Exporters for companies with operations in Guatemala

Update in the Registry of Exporters for companies with operations in Guatemala

Compliance with tax obligations is essential to guarantee the continuity of commercial operations of any company. In the case of exporting companies, the current Guatemalan regulation requires that, no later than July 31, such companies update their compliance status with ...
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BLP advises on the financing of Marina Flamingo in Costa Rica

BLP advises on the financing of Marina Flamingo in Costa Rica

BLP has advised both Banco BCT and Marina Flamingo Development Group on granting a syndicated loan for the development of Marina Flamingo, located in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The loan in tranches is intended for constructive financing of ...
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August 2 Holiday: Day of the Virgin of Los Angeles
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August 2 Holiday: Day of the Virgin of Los Angeles

Article 148 of the Costa Rican Labor Code declares August 2, the Day of the Virgin of Los Angeles, as a non-obligatory payment holiday.

An employer with a weekly payment method (non-commercial activity) who only pays for a day worked ...
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