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The Mining Investment Central America 2017 Conference, a strategic mining conference and exhibition for the leaders of the mining, quarrying, and construction materials industries, took place in Panama City on September 5-6, 2017. It brought together 200 attendees from 15 countries. Ministers, mining companies, investors, and service providers traveled from all over Latin and North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia for three days of partnering, networking, and business matching.

Sierra Leone officially launched a collateral registry for movable assets on June 12, 2017. The collateral registry will improve access to finance for micro, small and medium enterprises in Sierra Leone. An initiative of the Bank of Sierra Leone, the collateral registry was developed with the support of the World Bank Group and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID). NatLaw's Dr. Marek Dubovec advised the Bank of Sierra Leone in the design and implementation of the collateral registry, as well as in the drafting of the collateral registry regulations.

The American Society of International Law's Private International Law Interest Group and the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade cordially invite you to join us for The Evolution and Reform of Commercial Law and Economic Development a live Webinar Event conducted by NatLaw's President and Executive Director, Dr. Boris Kozolchyk on October 27, 2016.

Dr. Marek Dubovec contributed a Chapter for the publication Secured Transactions Law Reform: Principles, Policies and Practice, edited by Louise Gullifer and Orkun Akseli. For more info and to purchase the publication, click here to see the full post.

"Rethinking collateral: Using moveable assets to boost business in Liberia" was just released by the IFC. This video highlights Liberia's new collateral registry that NatLaw Senior Research Attorney, Dr. Marek Dubovec, assisted with. Dr. Dubovec assisted with the drafting of the Registry Regulations and the actual implementation of the Registry. Click here for a link to the full video.

Dr. Marek Dubovec contributed a Chapter for the publication Research Handbook on Secured Financing in Commercial Transactions, edited by Frederique Dahan, Chief Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. For more info and to purchase the publication, click here to see the full post.

An article highlighting NatLaw's recently launched E-Submit Services was just published in Volume 46 of the American Bar Association Section of International Law Mexico Committee's newsletter "Mexico Update" and released June 2015. The article was written by NatLaw Research Attorneys Elizabeth Pocock and Isis Isunza and features information about the recent secured transactions reforms in Mexico and the new service offered by NatLaw. The article and more information about the Mexico Committee can be found by viewing this full post.

On June 10, 2015 NatLaw's Research Attorney Isis Isunza traveled to Madrid to participate in the first session of the “Seminar on the Future of Security Interest in Spain” (Seminario sobre el Futuro de las Garantías Mobiliarias en España). Isis Isunza participated as a speaker in the seminar and her presentation explained the differences between notice-filing registries and traditional or paper based registry systems. To read more about her involvement and to view her presentation, click to see the full post.

Arizona Daily Star's Tucson.com recently featured a write-up on NatLaw's newly launched RUG E-Submit Services. The article was written by Star Business Writer Luis F. Carrasco and includes input from NatLaw's Isis Isunza and Elizabeth Pocock about the new services and their uses within the Tucson and border community. Click to view this full post for the direct link.

These services can be used by anyone who contemplates extending credit to Mexican borrowers or foreign borrowers with assets located in Mexico (and their legal representatives or agents) to file an initial registration, modification, cancellation or extension forms relating to a security interest (garantía mobiliaria) in the Registro Único de Garantías Mobiliarias of Mexico (RUG).

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