The inaugural M&A Conference of the Americas (MACA) – founded by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, PG Law, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and BTG Pactual and organised by New York University (NYU), the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and the University of São Paulo (USP) – took place on 9 March at the FGV in São Paulo.
In-house lawyers from companies like tech giant Huawei, Peru’s largest mining company Buenaventura, and Colombia’s Ecopetrol will speak at Latin Lawyer-GAR Live 4th Annual Arbitration Summit on 30 April in Miami.
Digital platforms like WhatsApp have transformed the way workers – and societies – communicate. Now it’s time unions embrace new technology and hit the reset button on a system that is failing to engage with younger workers, according to Ruben Cortiña, president of UNI Global Union.
After a troubling 2018, this year saw Brazilian M&A activity begin to return to form – with healthy projections for 2020 – but broader prospects across the region are distinctly varied, according to panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A conference in São Paulo.
The Latin American private equity landscape is seeing a boom in infrastructure and technology investments, but private equity funds still face challenges, namely due to political turmoil and corruption risk, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A conference in São Paulo.
Shareholder activism is on the rise in Latin America, but activists still face challenges, including family-controlled companies and low levels of equity transactions, limiting their opportunities to impact companies’ corporate governance structures, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A conference in São Paulo.
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.
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 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.
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.