Conference coverage

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.

Latin America becoming more attractive as arbitration seat

Latin America becoming more attractive as arbitration seat

28 April 2017

Local arbitration centres are developing stronger institutional rules and are increasingly viewed as an attractive destination for an arbitration seat, contributing to a Latinisation of arbitration, heard delegates at the debut Latin Lawyer - GAR Live Arbitration Summit held in Miami on Thursday.

“Game is up” for traditional law firm business model, says top consultant

“Game is up” for traditional law firm business model, says top consultant

28 April 2017

Law firms must adopt business practices from other industries or else be superseded by new types of legal services providers, said law firm consultant Bruce MacEwan at the launch of his book in London yesterday.

Latin American competition enforcers announce new strategic alliance

Latin American competition enforcers announce new strategic alliance

04 April 2017

The chief prosecutor at Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) announced a new strategic alliance among the antitrust enforcers in his country, Argentina, Brazil and Chile at the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Spring meeting last Thursday.

Thinking outside the box

22 March 2017

In the quest for innovation, law firms are putting client satisfaction at the core of new management strategies, effectively surveying clients to find improved ways of delivering their services.

Vance Centre WIP conference: women have power to close gender gap

15 March 2017

At yesterday’s annual Vance Center Women in the Profession Program (WIP) conference in Buenos Aires, female professionals were urged to instigate the closing of the gender gap through a culture of inclusivity.

Brazil's CADE doesn’t allow political interference, commissioner says

13 February 2017

A member of the administrative tribunal for Brazil’s competition enforcer earlier this month said it has maintained mechanisms that free it from inappropriate public interest considerations.

Legislative grey areas make distressed assets M&A too risky

Legislative grey areas make distressed assets M&A too risky

22 December 2016

Few M&A transactions are never straightforward, but none can prove as complicated as when a cross-border bankruptcy proceeding is involved. Panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual M&A conference discussed the grey areas in current legislation and the risk of purchasing distressed assets across borders.

Ambiguity continues to shroud M&A asset liabilities in Brazil

Ambiguity continues to shroud M&A asset liabilities in Brazil

21 December 2016

Few areas of law have been as severely affected by Latin America’s burgeoning compliance culture as M&A, particularly when the assets being merged or acquired may have derived from a parent company already involved in a corruption investigation. Although legislation recently introduced in Brazil aims to resolve many of the ambiguities raised in such a scenario, the untested nature of the regulations and absence of available case law means companies involved in a transactions are often left with more questions than answers, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 7th Annual M&A Conference.