NatLaw World Database

NatLaw World is a one of a kind legal on-line database containing a collection of laws, regulations, case law, and secondary source materials for 25 countries in the Americas in over 25 topical areas related to trade and investment.  Subscribe Today!

Access to Credit

Access to credit for micro and small and medium-sized businesses is an essential element of sustainable economic development. The Center has been a leader in expanding access to credit through the reform of secured lending laws, creation of electronic registries and training in various geographies.

Commercial Law Reform & Best Business and Trade Practices

The Center was founded on the principle that “law is about people” and that commercial law should create an environment in which business and entrepreneurship thrive. We have worked on a wide range of projects designed to improve the business enabling environment of developing countries.

Promotion of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Disputes are inevitable in business. An essential element of a business-enabling environment is dispute resolution mechanisms that are fair, affordable, predictable and efficient. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options such as arbitration and mediation supplement the court system with streamlined alternatives for resolving contract disputes.

Education & Training

Consistent with a research approach that relates commercial law to its economic development purposes as well as its socioeconomic context, the Center has a robust training methodology that has successfully trained judges in Mexico and Central America, as well as lawyers, administrative and customs officials, and registry officials.

Highlights

2014-04-03 20.18.02 Criminal Litigation Workshop in Mexico City (4/10/2014) - In late March and early April 2014, the NatLaw Oral Trial Training team conducted a second two-week litigation workshop in Mexico City.  The two-week workshop was again organized by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México as the last part of an eight-month long certificate program on Human Rights and the New Criminal Adversarial Trial of […]
picture Conference on Secured Transactions Reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean (2/25/2014) - Conference on Secured Transactions Reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean (2/25/14). NatLaw Research Attorney and Development Coordinator Elizabeth Pocock attended the Conference on Secured Transactions Reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean hosted by the International Finance Corporation in collaboration with the Institute of the Americas and the Government of Costa Rica.
Micro Finance Institution Secured Transactions Reform in Liberia (12/5/2013) - NatLaw Senior Research Attorney Marek Dubovec, with the support of the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, visited Liberia last month to assist the Central Bank of Liberia and various stakeholders in the review of a new secured transactions system and Collateral Registry that is scheduled to launch before Summer 2014.  Pictured here […]

Making the News

UA Law Kozolchyk featured in UA Law Alumni Newsletter (11/14/2013) - NatLaw Executive Director and Founder Dr. Boris Kozolchyk was featured in this week’s (November 13, 2013) issue of Wildcat Wednesday — Letter of the Law.  The newsletter is sent weekly to all UA Law Alumni and features special write-ups about UA Law Students, Faculty and Alumni.  To view the full article about Boris and the […]
100_0842 NatLaw President Kozolchyk receives THCC Legacy Award (10/28/2013) - On October 26, 2013 NatLaw President and Founder Professor Boris Kozolchyk was awarded the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award.  President Kozolchyk was presented with the award at the THCC’s annual Noche de Exitos Gala and Bi-National Awards at the Casino del Sol Resort in Tucson.  The awards are designed to recognize Arizonan and Mexican leaders and […]
Honoris Causa Kozolchyk receives Honoris Causa from Chile (10/25/2013) - In late October 2013, the Universidad Mayor in Chile awarded NatLaw founder and president Boris Kozolchyk the title of Doctor Honoris Causa.  As mentioned by the Universidad Mayor’s press release concerning the award, Boris was selected based on his “innumerable merits and outstanding contributions to the law, to the formation of professionals and to the […]

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