OPIC, JP Morgan and Allianz Global confirmed for Latin Lawyer Live Project Finance
In-house lawyers from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, JP Morgan, Allianz Global Investors and Astris Finance will speak at Latin Lawyer Live 7th Annual Regional Project Finance Conference, on Thursday 5 December in Washington, DC.
The conference is chaired by Milbank partners Carolina Walther-Meade and Daniel Bartfeld, as well as Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados partner Jean Paul Chabaneix.
Speakers will include the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s director of structured finance, Jeremy Bennett; JP Morgan’s New York-based vice president of infrastructure finance and advisory matters, Jon Edwards; Allianz Global Investors’ director of infrastructure debt, Jorge Camiña; and Astris Finance’s managing director of structured finance and energy matters, Tobey Collins.
Law firm speakers include partners from Galicia Abogados and González Calvillo, SC in Mexico; Allen & Overy LLP and Hogan Lovells LLP in the US; Garrigues (Chile) and Claro & Cía in Chile; Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados in Peru; and Machado Meyer Advogados and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in Brazil.
The conference will begin by discussing the continued upswing in gas-related projects across the region, including the rise in LNG projects. The second panel will consider the various types of transportation projects including airports, marquees and toll roads, under development in Latin America.
From greenfield developments to renewable energy reforms in the region, delegates will discuss the main challenges clean energy projects currently face in the third panel of the day.
After a networking lunch, panellists will talk about the impact widespread corruption scandals have had on project financing, debating whether reshaping the infrastructure industry with a stronger compliance perspective will serve to discourage corruption.
The final panel will examine trends in financing sources, from development financial institutions to private equity, the project bond market, as well as the role of multilaterals and different export credit agencies.
Attendees are invited to a drinks’ reception after the conference hosted by Hogan Lovells LLP.