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Pemex and Petrobras moving aside for private spend in natural gas, say panellists
Pemex and Petrobras moving aside for private spend in natural gas, say panellists

Pemex and Petrobras moving aside for private spend in natural gas, say panellists

09 December 2019

Latin American jurisdictions are seeing an influx of private investors in the natural gas sector, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 7th Annual Regional Project Finance last Thursday – but Mexico’s regulatory framework makes it better positioned than Brazil to handle this new reality, at least for now.

Using tech in compliance: what to look out for
Using tech in compliance: what to look out for

Using tech in compliance: what to look out for

04 December 2019

In Latin America, artificial intelligence and other technological innovations are significantly affecting how companies and their outside advisors structure compliance programmes and conduct internal investigations. Many companies are experimenting with new approaches in areas such as due diligence, third-party oversight, and overall compliance monitoring and testing.

Mexico’s proposed tax evasion measures may be too ambitious, hear delegates
Mexico’s proposed tax evasion measures may be too ambitious, hear delegates

Mexico’s proposed tax evasion measures may be too ambitious, hear delegates

03 December 2019

Mexico’s new tax reform will represent a more aggressive stance towards tax evasion but could be too broad in its approach, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 4th Annual Tax Summit, held on 2 December in New York.

Treat stock options on a case-by-case basis, say speakers at Latin Lawyer Live
Treat stock options on a case-by-case basis, say speakers at Latin Lawyer Live

Treat stock options on a case-by-case basis, say speakers at Latin Lawyer Live

02 December 2019

Stock options can be helpful incentives to keep workers committed, benefiting workers and companies alike, but whether or not these forms of compensation are part of an employee’s salary can be up for interpretation, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 6th Annual Labour & Employment, which took place in October in Miami.

Green bonds raise securities’ prices but require faith, say panellists
Green bonds raise securities’ prices but require faith, say panellists

Green bonds raise securities’ prices but require faith, say panellists

28 November 2019

Green and social responsibility bonds can drive up pricing and even company share value, but can also incur higher transaction costs – meaning companies considering issuing them must share the same values to be confident the bonds will pay off,  heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 2nd Annual Capital Markets conference – which took place on 19 November in São Paulo.

Outline role of boards in investigations before they happen, hear delegates
Outline role of boards in investigations before they happen, hear delegates

Outline role of boards in investigations before they happen, hear delegates

28 November 2019

Latin American companies should outline clear procedures setting out in advance what role boards should play in company investigations if they arise, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer - GIR Live 7th Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations, held last month in São Paulo.

We’re trying to create a more competitive market, says Brazil CVM president
We’re trying to create a more competitive market, says Brazil CVM president

We’re trying to create a more competitive market, says Brazil CVM president

27 November 2019

As interest in investment opportunities in Brazil among international players returns, the country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) is trying to modernise its processes and make the Brazilian market more competitive, said its president, Marcelo Barbosa, in a keynote address at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A conference in São Paulo.  

Grounded
Grounded

Grounded

20 November 2019

Aviation restructuring has become more common and Latin America is no exception. Lawyers from Brazil and the Dominican Republic share their experiences from recent cases and identify room for improvement in a sector hit by several recent collapses in the region.

Get used to volatility, say Latin Lawyer Live Capital Markets speakers
Get used to volatility, say Latin Lawyer Live Capital Markets speakers

Get used to volatility, say Latin Lawyer Live Capital Markets speakers

20 November 2019

From social unrest to political shifts, a growing number of Latin American countries are making headlines across the world. Panellists at Latin Lawyer Live 2nd Annual Capital Markets conference – which took place on 19 November in São Paulo – said volatility occurring both inside and outside countries’ borders was also creating a new paradigm for doing business in the region.

Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity: Latin America’s tech boom
Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity: Latin America’s tech boom

Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity: Latin America’s tech boom

19 November 2019

A transcript from Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity, which took place in New York in October, is now available to read online.