Latin America in the Time of COVID-19: FAQs for Business Operations in Puerto Rico

June 03, 2020

This LawFlash supplements the Latin America Regulatory Landscape Analysis issued in May and summarizes the risk analysis in selected jurisdictions in the region, including Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico, a political, economic, and cultural link between the continental United States and Latin America, is no exception to the adverse economic effects endured by US and Latin American economies due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As the “Island of Enchantment” reopens its economy, we provide answers to commonly asked questions by international companies operating in Puerto Rico.

The Latin America team at Morgan Lewis has deep cultural and business ties with the region and a unique understanding of the challenges presented to our clients doing business there. We are uniquely positioned to timely and efficiently assist our clients during these challenging times. We provide counsel and the legal tools to help you transition to a new post-pandemic reality.

This LawFlash is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Our team, together with our trusted network of local law firms, is ready to work with you and address your questions involving COVID-19 or any other matters you are facing while doing business in Latin America.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force

For our clients, we have formed a multidisciplinary Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force to help guide you through the broad scope of legal issues brought on by this public health challenge. Find resources on how to cope with the post-pandemic reality on our NOW. NORMAL. NEXT. page and our COVID-19 page to help keep you on top of developments as they unfold. If you would like to receive a daily digest of all new updates to the page, please subscribe now to receive our COVID-19 alerts, and download our biweekly COVID-19 Legal Issue Compendium.


If you have any questions or would like more information on the issues discussed in this LawFlash, please contact any of the following Morgan Lewis lawyers:

New York
Melissa Rodriguez
Tom Mellor

Humberto Padilla
John Crespo
Felipe Alice

Alison Tanchyk