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Foreign companies in Argentina: registration to do business

Foreign companies in Argentina enjoy a free and business-friendly environment , being the establishment of a subsidiary or a branch the legal vehicles most used.
To establish a subsidiary, either by incorporating a brand new company – with one or more partners – or by acquiring an equity interest in an already existing company, foreign companies must first register themselves with the Public Registry, filing certain documents.

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Foreign investments in Argentina: legal framework and basics

Foreign investments in Argentina are constitutionally protected since the Article Number 20 of the National Constitution (Constitución Nacional, or CN by its Spanish acronym) grants foreigners the same treatment than Argentine citizens. Further, under Article Number 75, Sub-article Number 22, of the CN, the international treaties in force protecting foreign investments in Argentina have a higher hierarchy than laws.

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Franchising disclosure in Argentina

Franchising disclosure in Argentina
Under Argentine Law, franchise agreements are governed by the Civil and Commercial Code of the Nation (Código Civil y Comercial de la Nación, or CCCN by its Spanish acronym).
The franchisor´s disclosure obligations are contained in a single provision: the Article Number 1,514, Subarticle a), of the CCCN. It reads that the franchisor must:
“a) provide, prior to the signature of the agreement, economic and financial information over the evolution of two years of units similar to the one offered in franchising, which have operated enough time, either in the country or abroad.”

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Corporate Governance in Argentina Corporations. Part 2: director´s duties, guarantees, insurance, and fees. Conflict of interests, transactions with the company and competitive activities

Following with our series of articles on Corporate Governance in Argentina Corporations , we will now deal with the board´s duties, guarantees, insurance, and fees, as well as with different acts and activities the directors must refrain from engaging in.

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Foreign companies in Argentina: registration to do business

Foreign companies in Argentina enjoy a free and business-friendly environment , being the establishment of a subsidiary or a branch the legal vehicles most used.
To establish a subsidiary, either by incorporating a brand new company – with one or more partners – or by acquiring an equity interest in an already existing company, foreign companies must first register themselves with the Public Registry, filing certain documents.

read more

Foreign investments in Argentina: legal framework and basics

Foreign investments in Argentina are constitutionally protected since the Article Number 20 of the National Constitution (Constitución Nacional, or CN by its Spanish acronym) grants foreigners the same treatment than Argentine citizens. Further, under Article Number 75, Sub-article Number 22, of the CN, the international treaties in force protecting foreign investments in Argentina have a higher hierarchy than laws.

read more

Franchising disclosure in Argentina

Franchising disclosure in Argentina
Under Argentine Law, franchise agreements are governed by the Civil and Commercial Code of the Nation (Código Civil y Comercial de la Nación, or CCCN by its Spanish acronym).
The franchisor´s disclosure obligations are contained in a single provision: the Article Number 1,514, Subarticle a), of the CCCN. It reads that the franchisor must:
“a) provide, prior to the signature of the agreement, economic and financial information over the evolution of two years of units similar to the one offered in franchising, which have operated enough time, either in the country or abroad.”

read more

Corporate Governance in Argentina Corporations. Part 2: director´s duties, guarantees, insurance, and fees. Conflict of interests, transactions with the company and competitive activities

Following with our series of articles on Corporate Governance in Argentina Corporations , we will now deal with the board´s duties, guarantees, insurance, and fees, as well as with different acts and activities the directors must refrain from engaging in.

read more

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