Conference coverage

CADE to focus on unilateral conduct

CADE to focus on unilateral conduct

01 November 2017

The new general superintendent at Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) said the enforcer has reached a level of maturity where it can focus more on unilateral conduct issues. 

Brazilian antitrust leniency needs improvement, says ex CADE boss

30 October 2017

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) needs to increase the predictability and reliability of its leniency programme, a former commissioner at the authority said on 25 October.

Compliance a key concern for PE buyers, says panel

Compliance a key concern for PE buyers, says panel

27 October 2017

The influx of private equity funds is contributing to a greater focus on compliance and corporate governance, said panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Private Equity Conference, held in New York last month.

Let them blow the whistle, say labour panellists

Let them blow the whistle, say labour panellists

25 October 2017

Whistle-blowers are a crucial part of a good compliance system and companies must know how to manage them as anti-corruption regulations are ramped up across the region, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer's 4th Annual Labour & Employment Conference, held in Miami on 26 September.

Onerous regulation impeding PE leveraged buyouts, says panel

Onerous regulation impeding PE leveraged buyouts, says panel

24 October 2017

Exacting bankruptcy laws and restrictive requirements for buying public companies in Latin America are holding back leveraged buyouts (LBOs) by private equity funds, delegates heard at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Private Equity Conference, held in New York last month.

Quotas are essential to curb the gender gap, say labour panellists

Quotas are essential to curb the gender gap, say labour panellists

17 October 2017

Gender quotas are necessary to improve equality and overcome bias in the workplace, but they must be used as part of a wider programme that encourages cultural and institutional change, agreed an all-female panel at the 4th Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held in Miami on 26 September.

Double down on LatAm privacy law compliance, say panellists

Double down on LatAm privacy law compliance, say panellists

11 October 2017

Multinational companies operating across Latin America risk costly litigation if they don’t address local privacy and data protection laws and rely on US or European legislative standards, heard delegates at the 4th Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held in Miami on 26 September.

Corruption dampening PE-led infrastructure investment, says panel

Corruption dampening PE-led infrastructure investment, says panel

09 October 2017

Despite laudable government efforts to plug Latin America’s infrastructure gap, corruption issues are derailing many private equity investments, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Private Equity Conference, held in New York a week ago.

Get ready for the gig economy, say panellists

Get ready for the gig economy, say panellists

03 October 2017

Legal counsel must be ready to help their clients hire talented employees who can still make an important contribution with short-term contracts and flexible hours as the so-called gig economy heats up, heard attendees at the 4th Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held in Miami on 26 September.

Private equity focusing on the long term in LatAm, say panellists

Private equity focusing on the long term in LatAm, say panellists

02 October 2017

Despite being buffeted by corruption scandals and slowing economies, Latin America has seen a recent influx in long-term and sector-focused investors, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Private Equity Conference, held in New York on Friday.