Speakers from major banks and multilaterals confirmed for Latin Lawyer project finance summit

Speakers from the likes of Macquarie Capital, IFC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Actis, Natixis, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Allianz Global Investors and BlackRock will share their views at Latin Lawyer's 5th Annual Regional Project Finance Summit, which will take place next month in Washington, DC.

The conference, chaired by Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP's Dan Bartfeld, will be held at Hogan Lovells LLP's Washington, DC, office on 16 November.

More information about the one-day conference can be found here. You can purchase tickets here. An early booking rate for private practitioners is available until 3 November. In-house and government delegates go free.

Support for the conference comes from Norton Rose Fulbright, Allen & Overy LLP, Brazilian firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, and Chile's Claro & Cía. The associate sponsors are Brazil's Machado Meyer Advogados and Mexican firm González Calvillo, SC. All will provide speakers.

Other private practice speakers come from prestigious global law firms, including Shearman & Sterling LLP, Clifford Chance LLP, Paul Hastings LLP and Linklaters.

Local heavyweights from the region, such as Mexico’s Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC and Galicia Abogados, Colombia’s Brigard & Urrutia Abogados and Argentina’s Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal will also provide panellists.

The day will open with a look at the resurgence of gas-fired projects in the region, with a focus on Mexico.

The second panel will feature a discussion about transport infrastructure. Panellists will turn their attention to the lessons learned from Colombia's 4G infrastructure programme, as well as opportunities in aviation and sea port financing.

The last panel before a networking lunch will be on the growing demand for renewables. Delegates can expect to hear about the best strategies and legal regimes for attracting investment in the sector.

After lunch, panellists will address the opportunities and challenges associated with investing in Argentina's infrastructure.

The event's last panel will explore the increasing appeal of the bond market as a funding source for project finance, focusing on the structures that have been used for both greenfield and brownfield projects.

A cocktail reception hosted by Hogan Lovells will end the day.



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