We get asked this question often, when we discuss doing business in Latin America with companies from all over the world. This question comes up particularly when we organise market visits for clients. And it’s not a straightforward question to answer, mainly because the concept of “safety”

We are delighted to welcome Sebastián Olivera to our blog, one of the organisers of Montevideo FinTech Forum. We ask him why FinTech is a big deal in Uruguay and the region, and why you should think about this event if you’re part of the global fintech world… Sebastián, tell us about MVD

You’ve identified Latin America as a priority area for expansion. Your strategy indicates that you will target this region by appointing distributors in various markets. But how exactly do you find them? And how do you approach them? Distributor recruitment is one of our most popular services.

The UK government announced this week £1bn of support through export credit for British companies that want to tackle South America’s second biggest economy. After a 20-year pause, this is definitely a good signal. “The support will be offered in the form of attractive financing terms, loans

Uruguay is a small country for South American standards, roughly the size of England and Wales combined. Compare its 176,215 km2 to Argentina’s 2,780,400 km2 and you’ll soon be wondering why Uruguay appears in so many agricultural world rankings. 93% of the country’s area is suitable for

It was clear from day one when I returned to Uruguay after 13 years in the UK that notary publics (“escribanos”) were going to be indispensable in my new life. A mess-up when registering my children’s UK birth certificate here meant a year of paperwork for my “escribana” to handle.

An article in national newspaper El País, highlighted recently the “eternal” failure of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Uruguay. The PPP law, approved by a consensus of political parties and destined to help solve the country’s infrastructure problems, has not been successful so