30 June 2017
Panellists at the Latin Lawyer-GRR Live 2nd Annual Restructuring Summit agreed political instability has damaging implications for both Brazil’s Petrobras and Venezuela’s PDVSA, and expressed concern for Pemex’s future.
29 June 2017
Any Latin American debtor with a view to the “long game” knows that a Chapter 15 filing is the best way to achieve legal certainty – but a disparity in access to restructuring between big and small debtors has led to a decline in use of the instrument, according to speakers at the Latin Lawyer – GRR Live 2nd Annual Restructuring Summit, held in New York earlier this month
21 June 2017
Brazil’s sprawling investigation into corruption and bid rigging in its construction industry was partly fuelled by a series of related leniency applications filed by companies allegedly involved in the scheme, a senior official with Brazil’s competition watchdog said.
20 June 2017
A competition enforcer said he “cannot imagine” the disruption that would be caused by the US leaving NAFTA, and that he is concerned about political interference in US antitrust policy.
14 June 2017
Mexico’s antitrust agency faces a huge but necessary challenge to regulate the midstream and downstream sectors to encourage free-market competition, said Alejandro Faya Rodriguez, a commissioner at the country’s antitrust watchdog, speaking at Latin Lawyer's 8th annual oil & gas conference, held last month in Mexico City.
14 June 2017
Specialised courts with a better understanding of competition law have helped to bring competition to industries historically dominated by a few companies, head delegates at the American Bar Association’s antitrust in the Americas conference, which was held last week in Mexico City.
12 June 2017
The flaws in Brazil’s bankruptcy framework go to the heart of the country’s legal culture but incremental change can be achieved through law reforms, according to a panel at the Latin Lawyer-GRR Live 2nd Annual Restructuring Summit, held in New York last week.
12 June 2017
Mexico’s economy minister Ildefonso Villarreal expressed concerns about the changing US tone regarding what constitutes free and fair trade during a speech that began last week’s American Bar Association Antitrust in the Americas conference, which was held in Mexico City.
09 June 2017
Leading law firms in Latin America and the US have had some success in increasing diversity among their rank and file, but a lack of leadership from an overwhelmingly white, male partnership in most firms is still preventing many women and lawyers from different ethic and socio-economic backgrounds from reaching the top positions, according to delegates at a diversity and inclusion conference at the New York City Bar Association earlier this week.
08 June 2017
Despite the liberalisation of Mexico’s energy sector, the country’s proximity to the vast US refining network means there are few investment opportunities in building refineries, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer's 8th annual oil and gas conference, held last month in Mexico City.