Conference coverage

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 and Galdino in Lojas Americanas issuance

31 July 2013

Lojas Americanas, one of Brazil’s largest retailers, has turned to Stocche, Forbes, Padis, Filizzola e Clápis 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.

Oil & Gas Conference: Changing financing rules

Oil & Gas Conference: Changing financing rules

07 June 2013

The newly revised equator principles, the impact of nationalism and a recent spike in private capital flows into Latin America were the topics discussed in the penultimate session at Latin Lawyer’s Oil and Gas Conference, which examined the changing financing rules for the industry.

Oil and Gas Conference: Unitisation in Brazil and Colombia

Oil and Gas Conference: Unitisation in Brazil and Colombia

05 June 2013

A discussion on unitisation – the contractual process for developing two adjacent oil blocks at the same time – kicked off the afternoon sessions of Latin Lawyer’s Oil and Gas Conference, as speakers discussed new regulations in Brazil and the potential need for revised laws in Colombia.

Storm clouds  in El Dorado

Storm clouds in El Dorado

03 June 2013

Colombia’s mining industry has grown exponentially in the last decade, but some say it has been a victim of its own success and fear regulatory uncertainty and bottlenecks will put off investors. Joe Rowley gathered leading mining lawyers and government figures for a roundtable in Bogotá to pick through the issues