The onslaught of emergency laws implemented in Latin America to tackle the covid-19 pandemic has reduced transparency and public procurement controls, with lawyers recommending governments and companies prepare to justify their actions in the many investigations that will follow.
Many of Latin America’s public companies remain family-owned, leaving limited trading volumes across stock markets. This makes shareholder activism a rarity, but a gradually changing landscape means it is not impossible.
Tech companies present the possibility of drastic upheaval for many industries, forcing governments and regulators to wade through unmapped terrain. M&A lawyers from the region consider the unique challenges tech pioneers can present in deal-making.
A transcript from Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity, which took place in 2019, is now available to read online.
The inaugural M&A Conference of the Americas (MACA) – founded by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, PG Law, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and BTG Pactual and organised by New York University (NYU), the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and the University of São Paulo (USP) – took place on 9 March at the FGV in São Paulo.
In-house lawyers from companies like tech giant Huawei, Peru’s largest mining company Buenaventura, and Colombia’s Ecopetrol will speak at Latin Lawyer-GAR Live 4th Annual Arbitration Summit on 30 April in Miami.
Digital platforms like WhatsApp have transformed the way workers – and societies – communicate. Now it’s time unions embrace new technology and hit the reset button on a system that is failing to engage with younger workers, according to Ruben Cortiña, president of UNI Global Union.
After a troubling 2018, this year saw Brazilian M&A activity begin to return to form – with healthy projections for 2020 – but broader prospects across the region are distinctly varied, according to panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A conference in São Paulo.
The Latin American private equity landscape is seeing a boom in infrastructure and technology investments, but private equity funds still face challenges, namely due to political turmoil and corruption risk, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A conference in São Paulo.
Shareholder activism is on the rise in Latin America, but activists still face challenges, including family-controlled companies and low levels of equity transactions, limiting their opportunities to impact companies’ corporate governance structures, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A conference in São Paulo.