Conference coverage

Latin Lawyer-GIR Live Anti-corruption & Investigations: combating persistent compliance risk

Latin Lawyer-GIR Live Anti-corruption & Investigations: combating persistent compliance risk

13 August 2019

A transcript from Latin Lawyer-GIR Live Anti-corruption & Investigations, which took place in Mexico City in June, is now available to view.

Latin Lawyer-GIR Live Anti-corruption & Investigations: mitigating risk in transactions

Latin Lawyer-GIR Live Anti-corruption & Investigations: mitigating risk in transactions

12 August 2019

A transcript from Latin Lawyer-GIR Live Anti-corruption & Investigations, which took place in Mexico City in June, is now available to view.

Venezuelan companies fear foreign asset grab post Maduro

Venezuelan companies fear foreign asset grab post Maduro

02 August 2019

In a wide ranging discussion at the Latin Lawyer - GRR Live 4th Annual Restructuring summit in New York, speakers discussed Venezuela's post Maduro future, the country's conflicting restructuring plans and its soverign debt. Venezuelan companies that were worth US$1 billion 20 years ago can now be bought for US$55 million, according to GCG Advisors managing partner Jose Gonzales. “If you want to take the risk, there should be plenty of opportunity.”

Mexico and Pemex close to further downgrades, say rating agencies at LL conference

Mexico and Pemex close to further downgrades, say rating agencies at LL conference

25 July 2019

The chances Mexico and Pemex – the most indebted oil company in the world – will avoid further downgrades are small, said S&P and Moody’s representatives at Latin Lawyer - GRR Live 4th Annual Restructuring Conference, held earlier this month in New York.

Asset sales protect investigated companies’ creditors more than judicial restructuring, says panel

Asset sales protect investigated companies’ creditors more than judicial restructuring, says panel

16 July 2019

The wave of anti-corruption probes following Operation Car Wash left many implicated companies on the verge of bankruptcy, but most have found selling assets before filing for judicial restructuring better preserves the value of those assets than bankruptcy proceedings do, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer – GRR Live 4th Annual Restructuring conference.

Venezuela's diverse debt pile will complicate restructuring, says debt guru

Venezuela's diverse debt pile will complicate restructuring, says debt guru

15 July 2019

The “astonishing” diversity of Venezuela’s US$150 billion debt pile means its potential sovereign debt workout will be unlike any seen before, the opposition government’s adviser Lee Buchheit has said, as he raised scepticism about state oil company PDVSA entering Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the US.

FBI's Miami squad eyes "facilitators" of international corruption

11 July 2019

Accountants, lawyers, bankers and other “facilitators” of money laundering and bribery are an increasing focus of the FBI’s new international corruption squad in Miami, according to one of the team’s case agents.

Programme for Latin Lawyer M&A conference now online

Programme for Latin Lawyer M&A conference now online

09 July 2019

The complete programme for the Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A Conference has been announced along with a commitment to a 50/50 split of men and women on the speakers list.

New technologies are reassuring O&G project lenders, say panellists

New technologies are reassuring O&G project lenders, say panellists

26 June 2019

The first oil and gas companies adopting more technologically advanced methods in Latin America stand to benefit from better financing options, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 10th Annual Oil & Gas conference last month.

Argentina’s offshore future looks bright, say panellists

Argentina’s offshore future looks bright, say panellists

24 June 2019

Speakers at Latin Lawyer Live 10th Annual Oil & Gas last month praised Argentina’s hydrocarbons framework and tried to soothe energy investor concerns amid government pushback in Mexico.