Still time to register for Latin Lawyer M&A summit

There is just a week left to register for Latin Lawyer Live: Mergers & Acquisitions 2022 in São Paulo, an event that will feature a fireside chat with the CEO of the Brazilian branch of Bank of America, Eduardo Alcalay.

The event will be co-chaired by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP partners Paola Lozano and Paul Schnell and BMA Advogados partners Monique Mavignier and Francisco Müssnich.

The conference will be held at the Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo Hotel on 1 December. The full programme is available to view here.

Among the confirmed speakers so far are Mariana Nishimura, the managing director of Canadian fund CPP Investments, and Ana Buchaim, the managing director of people, marketing, communication and sustainability at the B3 stock exchange in São Paulo.

Also speaking are Maria Rita Drummond, legal vice president at Cosan, Bruno Amaral, a Latin America-focused investment banking partner at BTG Pactual, and Mario Marconini, the managing director of Teneo, a US PR and consultancy group. All confirmed speakers can be found here. 

Tickets are available to purchase here. The event is free to attend for in-house counsel and government representatives, just remember to register here.

Monique Mavignier and Francisco Müssnich

Monique Mavignier and Francisco Müssnich

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Docket Navigator and Machado Meyer Advogados are the event’s gold sponsors. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Lefosse are silver sponsors, while Mattos Filho is a bronze sponsor. LACCA and Lexology are supporting organisations. BMA will sponsor a speakers’ dinner, to which all panellists are invited, while Skadden is hosting the drinks reception after the event. 

Following some opening remarks from the chair and a fireside chat with Alcalay, the first panel will set the scene for the day, by exploring the current opportunities and challenges of the Latin American M&A market. The discussion will include an analysis of what lies ahead for the market in 2023, such as the impact of political volatility and economic volatility on a global and regional scale.

The subsequent session will focus on the ever-increasing importance of ESG and diversity matters to stakeholder considerations. Panellists will discuss how this is encouraging more companies to incorporate ESG and diversity targets into their corporate frameworks – a new demand for businesses to meet alongside ensuring that financial statements and capital returns are up to scratch.

After a networking lunch, attendees will return to hear panellists discuss Latin America’s shift towards a greater acceptance of shareholders taking over companies through hostile takeovers. Delegates will address legal and contractual complications that companies must consider, such as poison pills and staggered boards.

After a coffee break, the event will conclude with a discussion on the future of private equity and venture capital investments in the region.

The event’s co-chairs will close off the event with some final remarks.

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