Since the establishment of the firm we have always prioritized the quality of our services; an it is for this reason that two years ago we decided to embark on a complex project for a boutique type of company which was at its growing stage: obtaining a certification under standars ISO 9000.
Two months ago marked five year since Litwak & Partners opened the doors of its first office, located in Montevideo, Uruguay.
At that time, we did not have neither the team that we have now nor the four offices that makes us the offshore firm with the greatest coverage in Latin America, but we did have the same passion that moves us today and the trust of our first clients, many of them used to working with law firms much larger than ours.
The Opalesque 2016 LatAm Roundtable was sponsored by Litwak & Partners and took place in February in Miami.
This is a thought leadership panel of Latin American alternative asset managers, investors, and industry professionals.
"Compliance rules have dramatically changed in the last few years, and the next two ones will be even more complicated or challenging for most wealthy families". Interview with Martin Litwak for The Investment Network – marcus evans Summits group.
We are happy to inform our clients and colleagues that as of Monday, January 4th we will commence operations in our new office in Miami, USA. This is the fulfillment of a great dream that we have had since the beginning of our company, and the culmination of a project that took several months of work.
TEAM BVI LatAm comprises of private sector professionals representing every aspect of the industry. Members include: Luciana Fernández of JTC Group (Brasil), Alvaro Becerra of Amicorp (Chile), Victor Hugo Rodriguez of LatAm Alternatives (Miami, USA), Javier Canosa of Canosa Abogados (Argentina), Jerry Feldman of Sobek Global Finance Fund Ltd./Aten Management Ltd., (Perú), Alvaro Tringolo and Jacqueline Schwartz, both based in Uruguay, and Rubens Boicenco, an independent industry consultant. TEAM BVI LatAm will be headed by Martin Litwak, Founder and Managing Partner of Litwak & Partners.
Compared with developed jurisdictions, Latin American investment funds tend to be more cost-sensitive and have fewer assets under management. With the British Virgin Islands recently enacting new regulations aimed at fund managers from emerging markets, Martín Litwak from Litwak & Partners discusses the types of funds created and the differences between them.
The Premier and Minister of Finance of the British Virgin Islands, Dr. the Honourable
D. Orlando Smith, made an Order that formalises the extension of both the
registration deadline and, more importantly, the reporting deadline that BVI financial institutions had to comply with their obligations under the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”).
The Government of the British Virgin Islands has recently approved regulations that create two new and very interesting fund “products”, namely the Incubator Fund and the Approved Fund.
Dear clients, colleagues and friends;
After the turmoil of the final days of 2014, we are taking advantage of this quiet period to present a summary of the events of 2014, and to share with you our plans and objectives for 2015.
We have moved our headquarters to a larger space to accommodate our growth and the expansion of our legal and corporate services.
Our new offices are now located at Zonamerica, Ruta 8, km 17.500. Edificio Beta 4, Suite 106. Our new telephone number is (+598) 2518-3448.
Mr. Martin Litwak was also invited to serve on the Advisory Committee to assist to D. Orlando Smith, OBE, current Premier of the British Virgin Islands.
As a leading expert in the Financial Services Industry, Mr. Martin Litwak was also invited to serve on the Advisory Committee to assist to D. Orlando Smith, OBE, current Premier of the British Virgin Islands. The Advisory Committee comprises senior industry leaders, drawn from government and the private sector.
Martin Litwak was appointed as the new regional co-director of the of the Hedge Fund Association (HFA) Latin American Chapter.
He and the regional co-director Marcia Rothschild, will direct and oversee all of the HFA’s local events, member programs and regional directors in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Panama and Colombia.
To better implement FATCA and to eliminate legal barriers that existed in the internal legislation of other countries, the IRS has collaborated with several governments in the development of two Model IGAs in order to facilitate compliance with FATCA.
In 2013, after two years of hard work since it was founded in 2011, Litwak & Partners definitely became an alternative to international law firms, particularly in the creation of investment funds and regulated companies providing financial service, setting up asset protection structures and providing advice on corporate finance transactions.
IRS extends registration deadline to 5 May 2014
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has just issued a 10-day extension to the initial 25 April 2014 deadline for Foreign Financial Institutions (“FFI”) to complete their FATCA registration and receive their Global Intermediary Identification Number (“GIIN”).
LEGAL AWARDS - For the second year in a row, Litwak & Partners was the law firm based in Uruguay with more awards at the World Finance Law Awards 2013.
We have won awards in three categories (Best Banking and Finance Firm, Best Private Equity Firm and Best Lawyer).
Please find below a link to an article which appeared this morning in one of the main local newspapers here in Montevideo (El Pais).
It is about the treaty entered into Argentina and Uruguay to exchange information for tax purposes to which we had already referred several times during these past few months.
As some of you already know, the British Virgin Islands have recently adopted a special legal framework which provides for certain managers of Investment funds with a simplified regulatory regime.