Conference coverage

State interventionism may spur policy advice work for law firms

State interventionism may spur policy advice work for law firms

02 November 2018

As regulatory environments become increasingly complex and state intervention increases, private equity investors may need non-legal policy affairs advice from Latin American and US law firms, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual Private Equity conference in New York.

Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment: The return of the Pink Tide?

Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment: The return of the Pink Tide?

01 November 2018

As the rise in populism spreads around the world, politics is in a state of flux and Latin America is no exception, as the audience heard at Latin Lawyer’s recent Labour & Employment conference in Miami.

Prospects for Brazil and Mexico’s energy sectors are diverging, hear delegates

Prospects for Brazil and Mexico’s energy sectors are diverging, hear delegates

30 October 2018

Panellists agreed at the Latin Lawyer Live 6th Annual Regional Project Finance summit in Washington, DC, yesterday that alternative finance and more midstream investment is necessary to diversify their countries' energy sources, but incoming governments in the region’s two largest economies may create two very different futures for the sector.

UK backs Macri's austerity plan and wants more LatAm trade

UK backs Macri's austerity plan and wants more LatAm trade

26 October 2018

The UK’s Minister of State for Europe and the Americas says the country wants to boost its trade ties with Latin America and strengthen its commitment to the region in comments that echo those made by another government official earlier this month.

Argentina notebook probe could be the next Operation Car Wash

Argentina notebook probe could be the next Operation Car Wash

25 October 2018

Latin American lawyers have predicted that a current case in Argentina has the potential to grow to resemble Brazil’s most famous investigation. 

Brazilian lawyers: “We are living in a land of uncertainty”

Brazilian lawyers: “We are living in a land of uncertainty”

23 October 2018

Officials from Brazil’s AGU and CGU reassured lawyers at Latin Lawyer - GIR Live Sixth Annual Anti-corruption and Investigations conference on 18 October that they are working hard to improve cooperation and coordination between authorities to provide companies with clarity on what to expect after self-reporting.

Petrobras settlement shows commitment to cross-agency coordination, says DOJ official

Petrobras settlement shows commitment to cross-agency coordination, says DOJ official

19 October 2018

The principal deputy of the DOJ’s criminal division has said that the recent Petrobras settlement is a sign of the DOJ’s commitment to reducing “piling on”, the practice where multiple enforcement agencies go after one company for the same conduct.

UK wants closer trade links with Mexico post Brexit, hear Lex Mex delegates

UK wants closer trade links with Mexico post Brexit, hear Lex Mex delegates

03 October 2018

The UK will look to Mexico for help joining the 11-nation CPTPP free-trade agreement as it pursues new commercial opportunities outside the European Union, heard delegates at the sixth annual Lex Mex conference co-hosted by the Mexican Chamber of Commerce and the Law Society of England and Wales yesterday in London.

Populist politics to shape labour laws across LatAm, say panelists

Populist politics to shape labour laws across LatAm, say panelists

27 September 2018

As the rise in populism spreads around the world, politics are in a state of flux and Latin America is no exception. The new political reality stands to affect labour legislation in the region, heard an audience at Latin Lawyer Live’s fifth annual Labour & Employment Conference on Tuesday.

LatAm still attractive to private equity, despite uncertainty

LatAm still attractive to private equity, despite uncertainty

26 September 2018

Despite market volatility and corruption scandals, Latin America remains attractive to investment funds, although some investors are shifting their focus away from Argentina and Brazil in favour of more stable jurisdictions, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual Private Equity, which took place yesterday in New York.