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Prepare for coronavirus-linked corruption probes, say lawyers
Prepare for coronavirus-linked corruption probes, say lawyers

Prepare for coronavirus-linked corruption probes, say lawyers

25 June 2020

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.   

Goldman Sach's Avinash Mehrotra: top tips for shareholder activism
Goldman Sach's Avinash Mehrotra: top tips for shareholder activism

Goldman Sach's Avinash Mehrotra: top tips for shareholder activism

10 June 2020

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 sector focus: challenges in deal-making
Tech sector focus: challenges in deal-making

Tech sector focus: challenges in deal-making

08 June 2020

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.

Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity: what you need to know about deal-making
Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity: what you need to know about deal-making

Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity: what you need to know about deal-making

18 March 2020

A transcript from Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity, which took place in 2019, is now available to read online.

M&A Conference of the Americas calls for greater transparency
M&A Conference of the Americas calls for greater transparency

M&A Conference of the Americas calls for greater transparency

13 March 2020

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.

Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit confirms top in-house speakers
Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit confirms top in-house speakers

Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit confirms top in-house speakers

17 February 2020

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.

Time for unions to modernise, says UNI Global Union president
Time for unions to modernise, says UNI Global Union president

Time for unions to modernise, says UNI Global Union president

07 January 2020

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.

Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers
Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers

Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers

13 December 2019

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.  

Private equity landscape is dynamic, but investors still face risks
Private equity landscape is dynamic, but investors still face risks

Private equity landscape is dynamic, but investors still face risks

11 December 2019

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.

LatAm shareholder activism faces economic and cultural obstacles, say panellists
LatAm shareholder activism faces economic and cultural obstacles, say panellists

LatAm shareholder activism faces economic and cultural obstacles, say panellists

10 December 2019

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.