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Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit confirms top in-house speakers
Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit confirms top in-house speakers

Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit confirms top in-house speakers

17 February 2020

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.

Time for unions to modernise, says UNI Global Union president
Time for unions to modernise, says UNI Global Union president

Time for unions to modernise, says UNI Global Union president

07 January 2020

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.

Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers
Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers

Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers

13 December 2019

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.  

Private equity landscape is dynamic, but investors still face risks
Private equity landscape is dynamic, but investors still face risks

Private equity landscape is dynamic, but investors still face risks

11 December 2019

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.

LatAm shareholder activism faces economic and cultural obstacles, say panellists
LatAm shareholder activism faces economic and cultural obstacles, say panellists

LatAm shareholder activism faces economic and cultural obstacles, say panellists

10 December 2019

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.  

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.