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Policies for Water Resources in Nicaragua

February 2016 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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Every day, we become more aware of the importance of protect- ing our environment, climate changes occurring on an almost daily basis have made that need clear. It is for this reason, that even though it is of upmost importance that we protect all of our natural resources, water as a finite life source is one of the most important and one of the resources requiring the most protection and preservation.

The Regulation of Investment Companies in Nicaragua

February 2016 - Corporate and commercial. Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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Having our legislation reserved a space for forty-five years for a proper regulation of Investment Companies, since the adoption of the Special Law on Financial Companies, Investment and others, known as Decree 15-L of April 9, 1970, and various attempts along these years; today Nicaragua has a legal body that regulates such companies satisfactorily.

Legal Relevance of Trademark Registration and Use

February 2016 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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Over the years, trademark registration processes have increased in Nicaragua, as a result of different international conventions and treaties which collaborate to properly understand trademark registration process and use matter; besides, Law N¬į 380 ‚ÄúLaw on Trademark and Other Distinctive Signs‚ÄĚ, its regulation and the Intellectual Property Registry, consolidates the bases for a better legal protection for businessmen and consumers IP¬ī s related matters, providing them not only with legal protection, but also with the confidence to compete and offer their goods and services on the market.

Electronic Money in Nicaragua: Amalgamating technology, law and business

November 2015 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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In humanity ŐĀs never-ending quest for improvement, technology plays a significant role as to the development of tools, production of devices and equipment, the upgrading of techniques, skills and processes which, in general, lead to the accomplishment of higher and higher goals that impact or influence our lives in different ways.

From the Depths of the Earth…

July 2015 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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‚Ķto the top of business, Nicaragua has witnessed the growth, development and progress of the mining industry in the recent years. According to information available on the Nicaraguan Mining Authority¬īs official website, there are more than 50 important mining-related projects representing more than 60 million dollars in investments, with worldwide investors including companies from China, Canada, United States, Peru, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Japan, United Kingdom and others.

Basic Labor Benefits Required by the Current Nicaraguan Law

July 2015 - Employment. Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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As a lawyer at Alvarado y Asociados in Nicaragua, I have had the opportunity to assist many investors that want to incorporate a company in this country.

One of the first things I mention when meeting with investors is how important it is for them to know the basic labor benefits that they will have to ensure to workers of the country where the investment will be placed. It is really important to know about this because it allows the investors to prepare a budget for the investment. Through this article, I will provide a summary of these basic labor benefits that must be paid to workers in Nicaragua. pdf labor_benefits_english-yury

Arbitration in Nicaragua

July 2015 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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Among the alternative means of dispute resolution, arbitration in commercial relations is a figure that over the years has been gaining territory over conflict resolution in the courts. Arbitration is a procedure by which the appointed arbitrators issue a binding decision on the parties in a dispute named award, which allows any differences raised in trade relations to be solved in a friendly, quick and impartial manner.

Arbitration in Nicaragua

July 2015 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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Among the alternative means of dispute resolution, arbitration in commercial relations is a figure that over the years has been gaining territory over conflict resolution in the courts. Arbitration is a procedure by which the appointed arbitrators issue a binding decision on the parties in a dispute named award, which allows any differences raised in trade relations to be solved in a friendly, quick and impartial manner. Arbitration in Nicaragua

The legal difference between a consultant and an employee according to Nicaraguan Law

May 2015 - Employment. Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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Knowing the legal difference between a consultant and an employee is important for a company that needs to hire someone in Nicaragua or for a person interested in rendering services for a company or another person, due to the fact that the nature of the contractual relationship will determine many factors that both parties must be aware of before executing the contracting modality that will govern the relationship between them - the nature of the contractual relationship impacts on the employment benefits, tax implications and liabilities that the parties must comply with according to the law.pdf labor_law_in_nicaragua

Single director - shareholder Companies according to the Nicaraguan legal system

May 2015 - Human Resources. Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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What is a Single Shareholder and Director legal entity?

Generally speaking, a Single-Director shareholder Company, is defined as a legal entity formed by only one shareholder, being the same either an individual or legal entity, originating from a unilateral legal act and declaration, and complying with the corre- sponding legal requirements applicable in each jurisdiction for its formation. This type of legal entity may also be known as a Őąsociedad unipersonal originaria Őą (Original Unipersonal or single shareholder company).pdf single_director-shareholder_companies_in_nicaragua

The legal difference between a consultant and an employee according to Nicaraguan Law

May 2015 - Employment. Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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Knowing the legal difference between a consultant and an employee is important for a company that needs to hire someone in Nicaragua or for a person interested in rendering services for a company or another person, due to the fact that the nature of the contractual relationship will determine many factors that both parties must be aware of before executing the contracting modality that will govern the relationship between them - the nature of the contractual relationship impacts on the employment benefits, tax implications and liabilities that the parties must comply with according to the law.pdf labor_law_in_nicaragua

Single director - shareholder Companies according to the Nicaraguan legal system

May 2015 - Human Resources. Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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What is a Single Shareholder and Director legal entity?

Generally speaking, a Single-Director shareholder Company, is defined as a legal entity formed by only one shareholder, being the same either an individual or legal entity, originating from a unilateral legal act and declaration, and complying with the corre- sponding legal requirements applicable in each jurisdiction for its formation. This type of legal entity may also be known as a Őąsociedad unipersonal originaria Őą (Original Unipersonal or single shareholder company).pdf single_director-shareholder_companies_in_nicaragua

Business in Nicaragua- The Most Important Changes in the Recent Tax Reform

April 2015 - Tax. Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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In recent years, the country ŐĀs the government has been committed to improving Taxation in Nicaragua and attempting to follow the legislative model used by some of the other countries in the region. Starting January 1st, 2013, a new tax law (Law No. 822, Tax Concertation Law) came into force in and completely changed the taxation system in Nicaragua. Two years later a new law was issued by the National Assembly containing more than 80 amendments, additions and repeals (Law No 891) which came into force December 18th, 2014.

Here you can find a list of the most relevant changes and additions:

pdf Business in Nicaragua- The Most Important Changes in the Recent Tax Reform 

Business in Nicaragua- The Most Important Changes in the Recent Tax Reform

April 2015 - Tax. Legal Developments by Alvarado y Asociados.

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In recent years, the country ŐĀs the government has been committed to improving Taxation in Nicaragua and attempting to follow the legislative model used by some of the other countries in the region. Starting January 1st, 2013, a new tax law (Law No. 822, Tax Concertation Law) came into force in and completely changed the taxation system in Nicaragua. Two years later a new law was issued by the National Assembly containing more than 80 amendments, additions and repeals (Law No 891) which came into force December 18th, 2014.

Here you can find a list of the most relevant changes and additions:

pdf Business in Nicaragua- The Most Important Changes in the Recent Tax Reform