Still time to register for Latin Lawyer’s M&A conference

There is still time to sign up to Latin Lawyer Connect: M&A 2021, which will take place on 30 November. Read on for details of the conference and how to register.

The conference will feature keynote speakers Alexandre Costa Rangel, commissioner at Brazil’s securities commission CVM, and Arminio Fraga Neto, founder of Brazilian asset management fund Gávea Investimentos.

The event is co-chaired by Paola Lozano and Paul Schnell from US firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Francisco Müssnich and Monique Mavignier of Brazil’s BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão.

To register for the conference, click here. The full programme can be found here.

The event will be held on digital media platform Zoom between 11:00 and 16:00 Brazilian time.

Gold sponsors for the event are Docket Navigator and Brazilian firm Machado Meyer Advogados. Argentina’s Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi, US firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Mexico’s Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC are silver sponsors. The event is supported by BMA and Skadden.

Among the confirmed speakers are the vice president of Brazilian fintech Neon, Larissa Lancha Alves de Oliveira Arruy, head of equity capital markets at Brazilian bank BTG Pactual, Fabio Nazari, and the head of Latin American M&A at Goldman Sachs, Maximiliano Ritter. Also featuring in the conference are Fabio Kann, the director of private equity at Brazil's XP Investimentos, and Ked Fisseha, the executive director of JP Morgan's M&A group.

Following the co-chairs’ opening remarks, Fraga will give the morning’s keynote speech. This will be followed by a discussion led by leaders in banking and industry, examining the challenges in the Latin American M&A market. In the second panel, M&A lawyers will explore topics such as tax reform and cross-border mergers in regional M&A transactions.

CVM's Rangel will give a keynote address in the afternoon, followed by a panel looking at the current SPAC craze. The conference will end with a discussion on the challenges faced by M&A lawyers during the pandemic, in which they will consider the long-lasting impacts of covid-19 on the market.

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