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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.

FBI wants new unit for Brazilian evidence requests
FBI wants new unit for Brazilian evidence requests

FBI wants new unit for Brazilian evidence requests

14 November 2019

The FBI’s Brazilian office has asked the US Department of Justice (DOJ) for extra resources to handle requests for information from local authorities, according to a senior official. By Will Neal

Do intensive due diligence to avoid successor liability, say speakers on M&A compliance
Do intensive due diligence to avoid successor liability, say speakers on M&A compliance

Do intensive due diligence to avoid successor liability, say speakers on M&A compliance

13 November 2019

The ramifications of Operation Car Wash in Latin America have made successor liability one of the key aspects to consider when buying or selling in the region, making intensive due diligence top on the to-do list for M&A deals, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s ninth annual M&A conference in São Paulo last week.

We’re not in a position to relax, says top Brazilian economist Arminio Fraga
We’re not in a position to relax, says top Brazilian economist Arminio Fraga

We’re not in a position to relax, says top Brazilian economist Arminio Fraga

07 November 2019

While complex political developments across Latin America and the rest of the world do not necessarily mean recession is around the corner, businesses and governments should be mindful of the associated risks, founding partner at Gávea Investimentos and former president of the Central Bank of Brazil Arminio Fraga told delegates at Latin Lawyer’s ninth annual M&A conference in São Paulo yesterday.