Conference coverage

Argentina making competition policy a top priority

Argentina making competition policy a top priority

12 February 2018

About a month before Argentina’s Senate is set to discuss a new competition bill, the president of the National Commission for the Defence of Competition has said he has never seen so much political support for competition policy in the country.

Latin Lawyer’s 4th annual labour & employment conference

Latin Lawyer’s 4th annual labour & employment conference

21 December 2017

Get ready for the gig economy

Latin Lawyer’s 8th annual private equity conference

Latin Lawyer’s 8th annual private equity conference

21 December 2017

Corruption dampening PE-led infrastructure investment

Argentina’s PPP scheme is overly ambitious, say panellists

Argentina’s PPP scheme is overly ambitious, say panellists

13 December 2017

Argentina’s sensational return to the capital markets last year promised to revolutionise the country’s project finance space, but the PPP projects kicking off the country’s infrastructure revamp may be too much, too soon, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 5th Annual Regional Project Finance Summit, held in Washington, DC last month.

Trust in governments key to tax amnesty’s success, hear delegates

Trust in governments key to tax amnesty’s success, hear delegates

11 December 2017

Tax amnesty programmes only work if taxpayers trust governments to protect and avoid misusing their financial information, said panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Tax Summit, held in Miami last month.

LatAm gas power project finance is diversifying, hear delegates

LatAm gas power project finance is diversifying, hear delegates

07 December 2017

Finance for gas power projects is starting to come from less traditional sources, but the associated legislation is far from perfect in Brazil and Mexico, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 5th Annual Regional Project Finance Summit, held in Washington, DC last month.

Consistency and technology key for transfer pricing professionals, hear delegates

Consistency and technology key for transfer pricing professionals, hear delegates

30 November 2017

Applying policies consistently is crucial to avoid being penalised under new transfer pricing regulations, said UPS' director of taxes for the Americas at Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Tax Summit, held in Miami earlier this month.

Potential for BEPS compliance mismatch “a great concern”

Potential for BEPS compliance mismatch “a great concern”

24 November 2017

The OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project is “very ambitious”, but could backfire if there is a mismatch in how the framework is implemented in different jurisdictions, said lawyers at Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Tax Summit, held in Miami a fortnight ago.

Former FCPA unit chiefs defend the ‘revolving door’

Former FCPA unit chiefs defend the ‘revolving door’

24 November 2017

Government officials moving to the private sector face public criticism and suspicion from clients, but two former top Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) officials say having experience on both sides of the table is worth it.

US and Mexico antitrust heads diverge on regulation

21 November 2017

The head of Mexico’s competition authority called for “smart regulation” as a tool to promote competition in the Mexican market, but acting Federal Trade Commission chairman Maureen Ohlhausen warned that excessive regulation could dampen competition.