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Risk appetite for deal-making in Latin America in constant flux, says panel
Risk appetite for deal-making in Latin America in constant flux, says panel

Risk appetite for deal-making in Latin America in constant flux, says panel

21 October 2020

Risk tends to be a negative pressure on deal-making, but the covid-19 pandemic has forced buyers and sellers to assimilate to new conditions to keep M&A activity flowing, according to panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer Live Interactive M&A.

It’s not all bad news for M&A in 2021, say bankers
It’s not all bad news for M&A in 2021, say bankers

It’s not all bad news for M&A in 2021, say bankers

20 October 2020

M&A activity in Latin America is down as much as 50% following the onset of the covid-19 pandemic – but technological innovation and new financing conditions present opportunities for experienced buyers, according to panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer Live Interactive M&A yesterday.

Arbitration Summit: pandemic and populism to increase investor-state disputes
Arbitration Summit: pandemic and populism to increase investor-state disputes

Arbitration Summit: pandemic and populism to increase investor-state disputes

30 September 2020

Lawyers speaking at Latin Lawyer-GAR Interactive: Arbitration Summit yesterday recommended companies plan infrastructure investments carefully and with the backing of investment treaties and thorough due diligence, amid arbitrary actions by populist politicians and a slew of new laws pursued by governments in Latin America to fight the covid-19 pandemic.

Latin American airline Chapter 11s, forum shopping or sound strategy?
Latin American airline Chapter 11s, forum shopping or sound strategy?

Latin American airline Chapter 11s, forum shopping or sound strategy?

14 September 2020

Specialists from the US, Brazil, Chile and Mexico met to discuss the allure of the Chapter 11 process for Latin American’s three largest airlines, Avianca, LATAM and Aeroméxico, as well as the potential pitfalls of forum shopping.

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.