Conference coverage

Lawyers split on LatAm's regulatory attractiveness for O&G

Lawyers split on LatAm's regulatory attractiveness for O&G

31 May 2017

Oil prices between US$50 and US$60 per barrel will draw foreign businesses to invest in Latin America’s oil and gas space, but regulatory inefficiency may divert investment outside the region, delegates heard at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Oil & Gas Conference, held earlier this month in Mexico City. 

Final week to register for Diversity and Inclusion conference in New York

Final week to register for Diversity and Inclusion conference in New York

30 May 2017

It is the final week for Latin Lawyer readers to register for the New York City Bar Association’s diversity and inclusion event on 5 June.

Valuation time in investment cases is the sticking point, says arbitration panel

Valuation time in investment cases is the sticking point, says arbitration panel

26 May 2017

Panellists at the first Latin Lawyer-GAR Live Arbitration Summit agreed that determining a valuation date is one of the most challenging aspects of calculating damages in investment arbitration cases, but were divided on the usefulness of judicial bifurcations.

Stable oil prices bode well for O&G project finance

Stable oil prices bode well for O&G project finance

25 May 2017

Project finance opportunities in much of Latin America’s oil and gas space are promising, but corruption-embattled Brazil and its heavily indebted state-owned energy company Petrobras may serve as a cautionary tale for Mexico and other countries eager to develop the sector, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Oil & Gas Conference, held last week in Mexico City.

Mexico’s consul general to NYC to keynote Latin Lawyer restructuring event

24 May 2017

Diego Gómez Pickering, Mexico’s consul general to New York city and former ambassador to the UK, will deliver the keynote at the Latin Lawyer – GRR Live 2nd Annual Restructuring Summit, which will be held at Paul Hastings’ New York office on Monday 5 June.

Clear information and financial clarity help companies decide on arbitration

Clear information and financial clarity help companies decide on arbitration

23 May 2017

The way in which arbitration is pitched to companies has a significant bearing on whether they select it as a method of alternative dispute resolution; with financial companies being the most hesitant to do so, heard delegates at the first Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit held in Miami last month.

Trump may be good for LatAm's energy space

Trump may be good for LatAm's energy space

19 May 2017

President Donald Trump's deregulation efforts will have little impact on oil and gas investment in the US and any production gains they do produce could benefit rather than harm the country's big export markets, especially Mexico, agreed panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer's 8th annual oil & gas conference, held yesterday in Mexico City.

How essential is public law experience in investor-state cases?

How essential is public law experience in investor-state cases?

17 May 2017

A panel at the Latin Lawyer-GAR Live Arbitration Summit that considered the prerequisites for choosing an arbitrator was divided on whether arbitrators in investor-state cases should have extensive expertise in public international law, or whether commercial experience is more important.

Sérgio Moro: Corruption in Brazil is “systemic, deep and pervasive”

Sérgio Moro: Corruption in Brazil is “systemic, deep and pervasive”

16 May 2017

Arriving to a mixture of raucous applause and booing, the Brazilian judge leading the Car Wash investigation into a kickback scheme involving scores of key businessmen and politicians defended the use of preventive pre-trial detention at a panel discussion in London on Saturday.

Cuban exiles weigh up new prospects back home

Cuban exiles weigh up new prospects back home

04 May 2017

Exiles returning, a marked shift in the attitude of young people and a burgeoning small business sector will be important factors in Cuba’s development in coming years, according to the former British ambassador to the country.