Still time to register for Latin Lawyer Live: Private Equity

Emanuel Hernandez, research director at Latin America-focused investment association LAVCA, and Maximiliano Ritter, head of M&A at Goldman Sachs Latin America, will discuss market trends in the opening panel of Latin Lawyer Live: Private Equity 2022 in New York next week. 

Patricia Menendez Cambo, former managing partner and general counsel at SoftBank Latin America Fund, is also among the confirmed speakers for the event.

The conference will take place on 22 September at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s office in New York.

All confirmed speakers can be found here and the full programme is available here.

Tickets can be purchased through this link. In-house lawyers and government representatives can attend for free, just remember to register.

The conference is co-chaired by Todd Crider of Simpson Thacher and Henry Sztutman from Brazil’s Pinheiro Neto Advogados.

Platinum sponsor is Lefosse, while Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez SC, Machado Meyer Advogados and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, as well as Docket Navigator are all gold sponsors.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Ritch Mueller y Nicolau, SC, Nader, Hayaux & Goebel, Mattos Filho and BMA Advogados are silver sponsors, while the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) and Lexology are supporting organisations.

Following a welcome speech by the co-chairs and an opening overview of where the Latin American private equity market currently stands, the conference will kick off with a panel on deal flow, challenges and opportunities in Latin America. Leading private equity bankers will discuss disruption caused by the pandemic and inflation, and what are the winning strategies for successful investments in the region, among other subjects.

The second panel will explore how private equity professionals execute a successful transaction, how the best deals are sourced and the role of lawyers to support such transactions.

The next discussion will focus on the impact of inflation, the stress of supply lines, the boom in energy prices and how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affects the Latin American investment climate. Panellists will explore several topics including investment strategies, the deals that make sense in a degrading economy and whether restructuring offers an opportunity for private equity.

After a networking lunch, speakers in the next panel will investigate why infrastructure and real estate have become engines of growth and strong returns in private equity lately. How are returns found in real estate and what are the legal skills and distinctive issues in infrastructure transactions, are two of several questions that will be raised in the discussion.

Following a fireside chat, the event will end with a panel about stories of ‘success and distress’. It will focus on the experience of representatives from private equity groups and target companies, as well as private practitioners, in investments with a record of value creation and successful exits in Latin America.

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