Speakers from Itaú, Embraer, YPF, Suzano and more confirmed for Latin Lawyer Live Capital Markets

Speakers from Itaú, Embraer, YPF, Suzano and more confirmed for Latin Lawyer Live Capital Markets Credit: iStock.com/cifotart

In-house lawyers from investment bank Itaú BBA, aircraft manufacturer Embraer, Argentina’s YPF and Latin America’s largest pulp and paper company, Suzano, are set to speak at Latin Lawyer Live 2nd Annual Capital Markets Conference, on Tuesday 19 November in São Paulo.

The conference is being chaired by Paul Hastings LLP partners Cathleen McLaughlin and David Flechner, as well as Jean Marcel Arakawa of Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados.

Discounted early rate tickets for the event are available until Wednesday 6 November and can be purchased here.

Speakers will include Itaú BBA’s director Cristiano Guimarães Duarte, as well as executive vice president and general counsel of Embraer, Fabiana Leschziner. Head of legal at YPF, Luz Ricardo Hernán Castañeda, and executive director of relations and legal management at Suzano, Pablo Gimenez Machado, will also speak. Renzo Arbocco, legal adviser at Graña y Montero, is also set to appear.

Law firm speakers are also confirmed, including partners from DLA Piper (Chile), Posse Herrera Ruiz, Salabarren y Lopez Sanson and White & Case LLP. Lawyers from Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC, Stocche Forbes Advogados, Morales & Besa, BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão and TozziniFreire Advogados will also attend.

A discussion on market volatility in Latin America kick-starts the conference, with speakers delving into the complex issue of navigating the financial markets amid political tension. The panel will consider what opportunities investors continue to see in Latin America, despite prolonged uncertainties, as well as how companies in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico can attract investment.

Next up, panellists will discuss investment opportunities in Latin American infrastructure and the application of capital markets products to facilitate investor participation in infrastructure projects.

The third panel will examine technology’s impact on capital markets. Panellists will discuss how the market is embracing innovative technology such as fintech, as well as the obstacles that tech investors still face in facilitating this transition.

After a networking lunch, a fourth panel will take an inside look at legal departments at listed companies, featuring advice from in-house counsel at Embraer, Graña y Montero and YPF Luz.

The conference will conclude with analysis of the rise of green bond issuances in the Latin American market. With socially responsible investment gaining significant traction in the past five years, panellists – including Suzano’s, Pablo Gimenez Machado – will explore what the future holds for this growing trend in the region, which has the potential to invest US$1 trillion in this the area by 2040.

Attendees are invited to a drinks reception after the conference, kindly hosted by co-chairs Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados.