21 October 2016
Latin Lawyer and Global Investigation Review’s 4th Annual Anticorruption Conference kicked off in São Paulo yesterday, featuring keynote speeches from Brazil’s former attorney general and the assistant chief of the fraud section of the US Department of Justice (DoJ).
19 October 2016
Brazil’s economic crisis and corruption problem is leading to an increase in compliance governing capital investments, but the country is devising incentives to keep foreign backers, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual private equity conference, held in September in New York.
18 October 2016
Leverage levels for private equity purchases in Latin America remain low, with the high incidence of liquidations, low liquidity and high interest rates leaving investors cautious, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual private equity conference, held in New York in September.
14 October 2016
Businesses across Latin America are failing to appoint enough women, people with disabilities or LGBT employees to senior positions, but should be prepared to lead the way for social inclusion in the region, said panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 3rd annual labour and employment conference.
12 October 2016
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods for resolving employment conflicts out-of-court have met with varying degrees of success across Latin America, but lack of recognition by courts, opposition from the legal community and reluctance from clients are holding the practice back.
10 October 2016
As populist regimes across Latin America recede, private equity investors can expect to see fewer politically led expropriations, but should prepare for a tougher time in investor state disputes, said panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual private equity conference, held in New York.
07 October 2016
International treaties are simplifying the way international businesses approach labour law in Latin America, improving employee mobility and enabling cross-border transfers of social security contributions, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 3rd annual labour and employment conference.
06 October 2016
Changes to public infrastructure bidding procedures should attract foreign investment into Brazil, but the path to economic recovery could be hindered by the country’s extreme social inequality, heard delegates at an event held in London yesterday.
05 October 2016
Private equity buyers looking to snap up distressed assets in Latin America must evaluate reputational damage to protect against losses further down the line, said panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual private equity conference, held last week in New York.
04 October 2016
Argentina and Brazil have both moved away from leftist governments, presenting adjustments to their employment laws, but Venezuela’s protectionist labour regulations show no sign of changing, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 3rd annual labour and employment conference, held last week in Miami.
03 October 2016
Unearthing corruption has become a day-to-day occurrence in Brazil, teaching private equity investors valuable lessons about sizing up risk through due diligence, according to panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual private equity conference, held in New York last week.
29 September 2016
As companies feel the effects of contracting economies across Latin America, forming good relationships with unions is more important than ever, agreed lawyers speaking yesterday at Latin Lawyer’s 3rd annual labour and employment conference, held in Miami.