Conference coverage

Vance Center announces results of Peru women in law survey

13 March 2013

Female law graduates entering Peru’s legal market today begin their careers with the same opportunities as men, but, in the absence of clearly-written family-friendly and flexible working policies, far fewer will enter law firm partnerships according to the results of a survey announced in Lima yesterday.

Haynes and Boone partners with MMA Lawyers

05 March 2013

US firm Haynes and Boone LLP and Rio de Janeiro-based energy boutique MMA Lawyers have entered into a cooperation agreement which will give the Texas-based firm the Brazilian presence it has long been contemplating, as part of a wider Latin American expansion focus.

Lawyers urge joined up thinking to tackle counterfeiting in LatAm

19 February 2013

“With investment come the counterfeiters,” was the warning from Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira partner Joaquim Eugênio Goulart during a recent webinar, in which he urged manufacturers, government authorities and regulators to act now to prevent a flood of counterfeit and pirated products entering Brazil ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics Games.

Does ICSID need an overhaul?

13 February 2013

Leading members of the arbitration community consider the legitimacy of ICSID as a mechanism for dispute resolution nearly 50 years since the convention was signed, drawing on prominent Latin American cases for analysis. Sebastian Perry reports on their conclusions

LL M&A Conference: Private equity on the up for 2013

LL M&A Conference: Private equity on the up for 2013

14 December 2012

After a less than rosy 2012, private equity deals are likely to provide a much needed source of leverage in Latin America next year, as international investors and local PE firms continue to thrive, said a panel of lawyers and bankers at Latin Lawyer’s third annual M&A conference last Tuesday.

LL M&A Conference: Mexican and Brazilian securities laws reach similar outcome with different mechanisms

LL M&A Conference: Mexican and Brazilian securities laws reach similar outcome with different mechanisms

13 December 2012

Accountants and minority shareholders are making life harder for M&A lawyers, while new guidelines from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act can make it easier, said a panel of lawyers speaking at Latin Lawyer’s third M&A conference last Tuesday.

LL M&A Conference: Hints of US corporate governance styles seen in Latin America, say lawyers

LL M&A Conference: Hints of US corporate governance styles seen in Latin America, say lawyers

12 December 2012

US-style corporate governance rules are heading in the direction of Latin America according to panel of lawyers at Latin Lawyer’s third annual M&A conference, who discussed litigation in related party transactions, fair pricing and why a buyer can never do enough due diligence.

LL M&A Conference: Keeping a lid on M&A cost

LL M&A Conference: Keeping a lid on M&A cost

07 December 2012

Mergers and acquisitions create value for companies, but for general counsel the costs of doing these deals is rising – an issue tackled by lawyers at Latin Lawyer’s third M&A Conference in São Paulo this week.

LL M&A Conference: For competition authorities, “speed is everything”

LL M&A Conference: For competition authorities, “speed is everything”

06 December 2012

To ensure that mergers are cleared as quickly as possible, antitrust lawyers need to work closely with regulators when trying to find remedies for the competition concerns that the authorities are likely to flag up, a panel of antitrust specialists told an audience at Latin Lawyer’s third annual M&A Conference.

LL M&A Conference: Brazil still “one of the best places in the world to invest”, say bankers

LL M&A Conference: Brazil still “one of the best places in the world to invest”, say bankers

05 December 2012

While Brazil has been affected by the global economic slowdown like everywhere else opportunities in the country remain, particularly for inbound deals and domestic transactions as a number of industries continue to see considerable consolidation, well-known business leaders and bankers told an audience at Latin Lawyer's third annual M&A Conference in São Paulo yesterday.