Conference coverage

Brazil's capital markets have solid legal framework despite tough year, say panellists

Brazil's capital markets have solid legal framework despite tough year, say panellists

28 March 2014

While three months into the year and yet to see a single equity offering, Brazil has the foundations of well-regulated capital markets with a range of financing options that offer numerous opportunities for companies, said panellists at Latin Lawyer's third annual corporate finance conference in São Paulo on Thursday.

Pro bono course seeks long-term impact on access to justice in Brazil

Pro bono course seeks long-term impact on access to justice in Brazil

28 March 2014

Lawyers representing a cross section of the Brazilian legal profession have convened in São Paulo this week for a course aimed at strengthening the country's pro bono community for “the next generation” in the wake of a move to relax bar association restrictions on providing free legal services.

Brazilian companies should turn to London’s capital markets, conference hears

26 March 2014

London must position itself alongside New York as a go-to overseas financing capital for Brazilian companies in order to foster more business between the two countries, an audience at the Law Society of England and Wales heard yesterday.

Embraer CFO confirms for Corporate Finance Conference

21 March 2014

José Antonio de Almeida Filippo, executive vice president and CFO of Embraer, has confirmed his participation alongside Pedro Daltro, the CFO of BR Properties, in Latin Lawyer’s Corporate Finance Conference on Thursday 27 March.

Mexico’s tax reforms draw reaction from London

10 March 2014

With Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto recently committing to maintain reforms to the country’s tax code until at least 2016, an audience in London questioned the lack of incentives for SMEs and businesses contained within the bill after a partner at one of the country’s tax boutiques said the new rules have done little to formalise its vast informal sector and introduce too many illogical rules that will disproportionately affect the country’s middle class.

UK companies eye energy, textiles and infrastructure in Central America

07 March 2014

The United Kingdom is actively seeking to “reinvigorate relations” with Central America, launching its most ambitious programme for boosting trade and investment in the region in decades.

A changing game

09 January 2014

An increasing number of governments around the world are enacting laws aimed at combating international corruption in business. As the web of anti-corruption legislation widens and enforcement is ramped up, the international landscape is bound to get even more complex. Marieke Breijer looks into the main issues

Brazil’s economic slowdown spells opportunities for private equity, say M&A panellists

Brazil’s economic slowdown spells opportunities for private equity, say M&A panellists

13 December 2013

A slowing Brazilian economy has driven down company valuations, making room for savvy private equity investors to snap up businesses for low prices and improve their businesses to create high margins, said panellists at Latin Lawyer’s M&A conference last week.

A weaker 2013 has still kept lawyers and bankers busy, say M&A panellists

A weaker 2013 has still kept lawyers and bankers busy, say M&A panellists

12 December 2013

In spite of a tough 2013, opportunities in Brazil remain, particularly for local companies looking to tap into the growth of the middle class consumer, agreed a panel of bankers at Latin Lawyer’s M&A conference in São Paulo last week.

Shareholders taking backseat in corporate governance in LatAm, say M&A panellists

Shareholders taking backseat in corporate governance in LatAm, say M&A panellists

11 December 2013

Boards of directors are increasingly taking an important role in the management of Latin American companies, while shareholders are taking more of a backseat, said panellists at Latin Lawyer’s M&A conference last week.