Conference coverage

Big Four accountancies join multinational companies at Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax

Big Four accountancies join multinational companies at Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax

15 October 2018

KPMG and PwC alongside multinational companies like US scaffolding maker AT-PAC, UK food services supplier Compass, marine solutions provider Crowley Maritime and aircraft operator LATAM will send senior representatives to speak at the Latin Lawyer Live 3rd Annual Tax summit, which will be held at The Betsy on Thursday 8 November in Miami Beach.

Florida University professor to keynote Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax summit

Florida University professor to keynote Latin Lawyer 3rd Annual Tax summit

08 October 2018

Yariv Brauner, a professor of international tax law at the University of Florida, will deliver the keynote speech at the Latin Lawyer Live 3rd Annual Tax summit, which will be held at The Betsy on Thursday 8 November in Miami Beach.

UK wants closer trade links with Mexico post Brexit, hear Lex Mex delegates

UK wants closer trade links with Mexico post Brexit, hear Lex Mex delegates

03 October 2018

The UK will look to Mexico for help joining the 11-nation CPTPP free-trade agreement as it pursues new commercial opportunities outside the European Union, heard delegates at the sixth annual Lex Mex conference co-hosted by the Mexican Chamber of Commerce and the Law Society of England and Wales yesterday in London.

Populist politics to shape labour laws across LatAm, say panelists

Populist politics to shape labour laws across LatAm, say panelists

27 September 2018

As the rise in populism spreads around the world, politics are in a state of flux and Latin America is no exception. The new political reality stands to affect labour legislation in the region, heard an audience at Latin Lawyer Live’s fifth annual Labour & Employment Conference on Tuesday.

Programme announced for Latin Lawyer Live Capital Markets

Programme announced for Latin Lawyer Live Capital Markets

19 September 2018

Latin Lawyer Live’s inaugural capital markets conference takes place on 27 November in São Paulo, one month after Brazil will have ushered in a new president who could alter the country’s trajectory.

EU-Mexico trade pact could secure energy reform

EU-Mexico trade pact could secure energy reform

11 September 2018

Critics of president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador are concerned about a slow-down or even a rollback of Mexico’s 2013 energy reform, but the conditions of the EU-Mexico free trade agreement could cement the opening of Mexico’s energy sector.

Mexico environment agency legal chief calls for energy courts

Mexico environment agency legal chief calls for energy courts

25 July 2018

The head of legal at Mexico’s environmental agency ASEA has called for the creation of specialised energy courts to avoid projects suffering delays as a result of environmental opposition through the courts.

Programme announced for Latin Lawyer Live 9th private equity conference

Programme announced for Latin Lawyer Live 9th private equity conference

02 July 2018

The programme for the Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual Private Equity Conference on Tuesday 25 September in New York is now available online. 

Panelists question Miami’s arbitration credentials

Panelists question Miami’s arbitration credentials

20 June 2018

Delegates voted in favour of Miami being a world-class seat for arbitration at this year’s Latin Lawyer – GAR Annual Arbitration Summit, but panelists were more cautious, agreeing much of its popularity in Latin America was down to its location.

Lawyers call for improved DIP finance in Brazilian restructurings

Lawyers call for improved DIP finance in Brazilian restructurings

11 June 2018

Brazilian restructuring lawyers have called for better debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing provisions and more ways to protect restructuring plans from challenges in Brazil, as US colleagues showed confidence they would get there.