04 April 2017
The chief prosecutor at Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) announced a new strategic alliance among the antitrust enforcers in his country, Argentina, Brazil and Chile at the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Spring meeting last Thursday.
22 March 2017
In the quest for innovation, law firms are putting client satisfaction at the core of new management strategies, effectively surveying clients to find improved ways of delivering their services.
15 March 2017
At yesterday’s annual Vance Center Women in the Profession Program (WIP) conference in Buenos Aires, female professionals were urged to instigate the closing of the gender gap through a culture of inclusivity.
13 February 2017
A member of the administrative tribunal for Brazil’s competition enforcer earlier this month said it has maintained mechanisms that free it from inappropriate public interest considerations.
22 December 2016
Few M&A transactions are never straightforward, but none can prove as complicated as when a cross-border bankruptcy proceeding is involved. Panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual M&A conference discussed the grey areas in current legislation and the risk of purchasing distressed assets across borders.
21 December 2016
Few areas of law have been as severely affected by Latin America’s burgeoning compliance culture as M&A, particularly when the assets being merged or acquired may have derived from a parent company already involved in a corruption investigation. Although legislation recently introduced in Brazil aims to resolve many of the ambiguities raised in such a scenario, the untested nature of the regulations and absence of available case law means companies involved in a transactions are often left with more questions than answers, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 7th Annual M&A Conference.
19 December 2016
Whether it is regulatory uncertainty, tax litigation or aggressive antitrust enforcement, foreign investors undertaking M&A transactions in Latin America may find half the challenge lies after they close the deal. At Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual M&A conference, corporate counsel, private practice lawyers and the vice-president of Brazil’s antitrust regulator discussed the common pitfalls companies commonly encounter and what they can do to avoid them.
13 December 2016
After a decade of populist government, Argentina must draft or rewrite a vast array of legislation – from renewable energy PPAs, to shale gas project financing, and merger control provisions – to encourage foreign investment and prevent excessive concentration in the domestic market. But while the task may be daunting, the government can learn a lot from success stories just over its border in Brazil and Uruguay, heard panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual M&A conference.
12 December 2016
Maintaining good relations with local communities and authorities is becoming ever more critical to a project’s success, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 4th Annual Regional Project Finance Summit held in Washington, DC.
08 December 2016
Corporate governance monitors in the US are contributing to an increase in requests for fairness opinions in Latin America, where most countries lack local regulations and those conducted along US lines do not take into account local conditions, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual M&A conference.
06 December 2016
Banks financing Mexican midstream infrastructure must factor in government entities’ inexperience in dealing with the private sector, as well as lengthy judicial processes to obtain land rights, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 4th Annual Regional Project Finance Summit held in Washington, DC, two weeks ago.
05 December 2016
Political uncertainty following the US presidential election, weak economic growth across Latin America and stricter anticorruption compliance requirements are increasing the time and complexity of M&A transactions in the region, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual M&A conference held in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.