Conference coverage

Notes on a scandal

Notes on a scandal

25 January 2019

In early 2018, Óscar Centeno, a driver for an ex-official in Argentina’s ministry of public planning, turned over a box of handwritten notebooks to newspaper La Nación. In doing so, he sparked Argentina’s largest ever investigation into graft.

LL Labour & Employment: People analytics and data protection’s ascent

LL Labour & Employment: People analytics and data protection’s ascent

02 January 2019

A full transcript from a panel at Latin Lawyer’s labour and employment conference in Miami on data-driven human resource management and its legality under existing Latin American data protection regulations is now available to view.

Hurdles remain before reps and warranties takes off in LatAm PE

Hurdles remain before reps and warranties takes off in LatAm PE

12 December 2018

Lawyers believe there is business potential for reps and warranties insurance in Latin American private equity investments, but various regulatory hurdles remain before the market can take off, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual Private Equity.

Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment: How to investigate and manage a harassment claim

Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment: How to investigate and manage a harassment claim

10 December 2018

A full transcript from a panel at Latin Lawyer’s recent labour and employment conference in Miami discussing how to investigate and manage internal harassment cases is now available to view.

Car Wash fines were too lenient, CADE commissioner says

Car Wash fines were too lenient, CADE commissioner says

05 December 2018

A commissioner at Brazil’s competition authority has criticised the US$234 million fines that her own agency levied on four members of a construction cartel earlier in November, for being too small and for failing to disincentivise illegal collusion.

New Argentine antitrust authority expected in mid 2019

04 December 2018

A commissioner at Argentina's existing competition watchdog has said that plans to establish a new antitrust authority are behind schedule, but he remains optimistic that it will be in place by mid 2019.

Panellists urge PE buyers to dig deeper in due diligence

Panellists urge PE buyers to dig deeper in due diligence

30 November 2018

Increasing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement means buyers asking probing questions about target companies no longer risk competitive disadvantage, since there is now a greater acceptance in favour of more thorough due diligence among both buyers and sellers, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual Private Equity.

Bolsonaro sending right signs, but investors want action

Bolsonaro sending right signs, but investors want action

29 November 2018

Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro is sending the right message to the markets by empowering his economic advisor Paulo Guedes and putting market-trusted economists on his team, but investors want policy change before they act, agreed panellists speaking at the Latin Lawyer Live Capital Markets conference held on Tuesday in São Paulo.

Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment: equalising pay across genders

Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment: equalising pay across genders

22 November 2018

A full transcript from a panel at Latin Lawyer’s recent labour and employment conference in Miami discussing the gender pay gap and its legal implications is now available to view.

Brazil could learn from Chile’s pension fund reforms, agree PE speakers

Brazil could learn from Chile’s pension fund reforms, agree PE speakers

14 November 2018

Latin American pension funds can be a key source of fundraising for private equity, but strict transparency regulations governing their conduct are essential, heard delegates at the Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual Private Equity.