Argentina Business and Investment Forum

Posted on September 27, 2016

Argentina Counsel of the Firm, Matias P. Cosentino, participated in Argentina’s much anticipated Business and Investment Forum, which took place September 11-15, 2016, in Buenos Aires. The Forum is part of the effort of the Republic of Argentina to showcase and attract investments to the country. The event drew the presence of major global companies…. Read more »

Millennials in the Workplace

Posted on September 7, 2016

Gabriela Smith recently shared her perspectives as a Millennial in the marketplace at TEXAS LEAD, an event organized by Prospanica (formerly, National Society of Hispanic MBAs). The event was held at Yum Brands HQ in Plano, Texas, and received support from brands such as Yum Brands, Coca Cola, CA Technologies, Cigna, and Toyota. During her… Read more »

Country News: Argentina Seeks $ 100 Billion in Foreign Investments

Posted on August 22, 2016

100 Billion Dollars.  According the new Argentine Government, that is the figure the country needs to be competitive in the world marketplace again – after more than a decade of clamps and shackles on foreign money entries.  The need for developing infrastructure projects – in services, technology, energy, agriculture, and other industries – is so… Read more »

Buenos Aires Office Announcement

Posted on August 3, 2016

The Gabriela Noemi Smith Law Firm, PLLC, is pleased to announce the Firm’s expansion into Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The Firm will be based at the heart of the financial district of Buenos Aires and in a strategic location to serve the growing interest of U.S. companies in Argentina.  Argentinian attorney Matias P. Cosentino will be in… Read more »

New Trade Secrets Law: How Does it Affect your Company?

Posted on August 3, 2016

Earlier this year, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “Trade Secrets Act”) in an effort to give companies and individuals tools to protect their trade secrets. So, what are trade secrets?  Trade secrets are primarily regulated at the state level, and the definition of “trade secret” varies from… Read more »

Argentina’s New Program for Foreign Investment in Renewable Energy

Posted on July 14, 2016

“Plan RenovAr” In a move toward increasing foreign investment, the Argentine government established a National Program to promote the use of Renewable Energy Sources declaring power generation to be of national interest (the “Program”). This initiative will include the use of renewable energy sources as well as research for the technological development and manufacture of… Read more »

Attorney Gabriela N. Smith Recognized by State Bar of Texas

Posted on June 29, 2016

The Firm’s Managing Attorney was recently recognized by the International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas on her dedication and contributions to the Section and for her excellence in the practice of law.  Mrs. Smith was also admitted to the Council of the Section.  Previously, Mrs. Smith was in the Advisory Committee of… Read more »

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Q&A

Posted on May 24, 2016

Managing Attorney, Gabriela N. Smith, recently held a Q&A session with Hispanic business owners in Dallas in an event hosted by the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.. During the session, Mrs. Smith responded questions regarding commercial agreements, confidentiality agreements, international expansion,, cyber-security, and employment matters.

Reasons Why Your NDA May Not Be What You Think It Is

Posted on May 24, 2016

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), often called “confidentiality agreements,” are essential documents that can help a company protect its confidential information, including trade secrets. Their purpose is to ensure the free flow of information between two parties that are thinking about doing business together — or that are already doing business together — so that they can… Read more »

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