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Latin American Law Toolbox

   Welcome to our Latin American Law Toolbox! LexisNexis has long provided excellent legal and analytical content pertaining to the nations in this region.
New to working in the region? Our Guide to International Legal Research chapter on Latin America may help you discover your way!
Need to find contacts in the region?  Then also view the Latin Portfolio 1000 Directory, a directory of asset managers, banks, law firms and regulators in the Latin American capital markets. It contains contact data and information on officers, directors, partners and auditors - an invaluable tool for in-house counsel and practitioners in the financial markets, as well as business lawyers for referral purposes.
   Buenos Aires
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     Costa Rica
     El Salvador 

French Guiana (French: Guyane française, officially Guyane) is an overseas department (French: département d'outre-mer, or DOM) of France, situated on the north-eastern coast of South America. Like the other DOMs, French Guiana is an overseas region of France, one of the 26 regions of France. Its currency is the euro. The prefecture is in Cayenne.

The use of the adjective "French" comes from the colonial period when three "Guiana" colonies existed side-by-side: British Guiana (now Guyana), Dutch Guiana (now Suriname) and French Guiana. The three are often referred to collectively as "the Guianas".     Considered to be a part of Metropolitan France, French law applies directly in these territories and collectivities, augmented slightly by enabling and other specific laws and regulations. You may consult the bookstore (boutique) of LexisNexis France for the best and most comprehensive sources on French law as it may be applied in French Guiana.


You will find a detailed description and expert analysis of French law as it applies throughout metropolitan France and the overseas territories in our treatise Doing Business in France.


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   Machu Picchu, Peru
   Cartagena, Colombia
Our Multi-Jurisdictional Surveys including legal analytical content on the following topics: Discovery Rules, Energy – Carbon Trading, International Arbitration/Dispute Resolution, International Bankruptcy Filing Requirements, and Minority Shareholder Rights. Click on the link and select the respective North America (for Central American countries) or South America menu for the topic you wish.

You may also wish to review the Lex Mundi Multi-Jurisdictional Surveys with country-specific entries from the local Lex Mundi law firms on a variety of different commercial and financial law topics.


See also our Guide to International Legal Research, Chapter 9, Latin America, for more resources pertaining to the region and select individual countries. 


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