Peruvian economist and president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy think tank, Hernando de Soto, will deliver the keynote address at Latin Lawyer's upcoming 8th annual private equity conference, to be held next month in New York.
Tickets for the event, which is chaired by Simpson Thacher's Todd Crider and Francisco Ugarte of Chilean firm Carey, can be purchased here. A programme and list of speakers can be found here. A super early booking rate expires on 18 August.
The one-day conference will take place on Friday 29 September at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's New York office. It follows the LAVCA Summit and Investor Roundtable, also in New York, which takes place from 25 to 27 September.
De Soto is famed for his work promoting the importance of business and property rights for the alleviation of poverty in the developing world. He has been named by Time magazine as one of the five leading Latin American innovators. In 2004 he was included on Time's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. He is the author of The Other Path and The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else.
Founded in 1979, The Institute for Liberty and Democracy works with governments in the developing world to implement legal reform programmes designed to bring the poor and their assets into the formal economy by granting them access to property and business rights. It has been named by The Economist as one of the two most important think tanks in the world.
Private practice speakers are confirmed from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Latham & Watkins, Debevoise & Plimpton and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York; Argentina's Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal and Estudio Beccar Varela; Brazil's Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão, Mattos Filho Advogados and TozziniFreire Advogados; Chile's Claro & Cia; Colombia's Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta and Brigard & Urrutia; Costa Rica's BLP; Mexico's Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes and Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau; and Peru's Rebaza, Alcázar & de las Casas and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría.
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