Conference coverage

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.

Programme announced for Latin Lawyer Live Capital Markets

Programme announced for Latin Lawyer Live Capital Markets

19 September 2018

Latin Lawyer Live’s inaugural capital markets conference takes place on 27 November in São Paulo, one month after Brazil will have ushered in a new president who could alter the country’s trajectory.

EU-Mexico trade pact could secure energy reform

EU-Mexico trade pact could secure energy reform

11 September 2018

Critics of president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador are concerned about a slow-down or even a rollback of Mexico’s 2013 energy reform, but the conditions of the EU-Mexico free trade agreement could cement the opening of Mexico’s energy sector.

Mexico environment agency legal chief calls for energy courts

Mexico environment agency legal chief calls for energy courts

25 July 2018

The head of legal at Mexico’s environmental agency ASEA has called for the creation of specialised energy courts to avoid projects suffering delays as a result of environmental opposition through the courts.

Programme announced for Latin Lawyer Live 9th private equity conference

Programme announced for Latin Lawyer Live 9th private equity conference

02 July 2018

The programme for the Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual Private Equity Conference on Tuesday 25 September in New York is now available online.