Conference coverage

Booking reserves a “necessary first step” in Mexico’s energy success

21 October 2013

As Mexico’s Congress debates wide-ranging energy reforms, Mayer Brown LLP partner Dallas Parker says rules to allow the booking of reserves will be a “necessary first step” to avoid a repeat of the disappointing bidding round five years ago.

Latin America must be “long-term and pragmatic” to grow, says CAF director

17 October 2013

Latin America has lost “relative importance” compared to other regions, says the director of development bank CAF, Guillermo Fernández de Soto, highlighting integration, infrastructure and competitiveness as drivers to recover ground.

US Supreme Court inaction buys Argentina time in holdouts case

02 October 2013

With Argentina’s legal battle against holdout creditors absent from yesterday’s released list of cases that the US Supreme Court will be taking up this term, a panel of lawyers and economists told an audience in London that “Argentina fatigue” could deter the justices from ever accepting the country’s petition.

Perez Motta critical of divide in Mexican telecoms enforcement

26 September 2013

The former head of Mexico’s competition enforcer has criticised part of the structure of the country’s new antitrust regime, saying that separating competition enforcement entirely from the country’s competition agency was a mistake.

How to add value in private equity

How to add value in private equity

24 September 2013

Using judgement and experience to identify the role of government, politics and regulation; current issues around due diligence; and how to manage post-acquisition risk were identified as three key areas where lawyers can add value in private equity deals at Latin Lawyer’s conference last Friday.

Filling Up

Filling Up

09 September 2013

The discussion at Latin Lawyer’s 4th Annual Oil & Gas Conference revealed just how much can change in 12 months, for better or for worse

Stocche Forbes and Galdino in Lojas Americanas issuance

31 July 2013

Lojas Americanas, one of Brazil's largest retailers, has turned to Stocche Forbes Advogados to issue debentures worth 400 million (US$177.5 million) on the local market.

Peru proposes cooperation against cartels

03 July 2013

The president of Peru's National Institute for the Defence of Competition and Intellectual Property Protection said South American competition agencies should exchange information about cartel investigations and experiences on cases, establishing a network to act more effectively against cross-border anti-competitive practices.

Are local content rules working in Brazil?

12 June 2013

As Brazil’s oil and gas regulator, ANP, prepares to issue revised local content rules for the sector, a multidisciplinary panel in the final session of Latin Lawyer’s Oil & Gas Conference discussed some of the complexities of the existing regime and the issues that the new one looks likely to iron out.

Brazil should tap private sector to fulfil infrastructure needs, say observers

11 June 2013

Filling Brazil’s infrastructure gap will be an important challenge over the coming years, but the country has a number of factors working in its favour including a liquid financial industry, competent institutions and an openness to foreign investment, said João Carlos Ferraz, a senior director at Brazil’s development bank BNDES, at a conference in Washington, DC yesterday.