Conference coverage

Brazil taking active measures to sustain growth, says Mantega

24 September 2012

Brazil’s economy will continue to grow despite global adverse conditions thanks to the “dynamic internal market” its expanding middle class provides and a “solid foundation” of political, financial and legal stability says Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega.

LL Private Equity Conference: Long term investment key to PE success

LL Private Equity Conference: Long term investment key to PE success

21 September 2012

Latin America has growth opportunities aplenty for those willing to invest for the long term was one of the key messages delivered by the panels at Latin Lawyer’s Third Annual Private Equity Conference, held yesterday in New York.

Blocking the pipeline

Blocking the pipeline

03 August 2012

Ever since the pre-salt discovery, the opportunities for oil and gas in Brazil have been one of the most talked about subjects in the industry. But the country’s energy sector as a whole has some considerable challenges to overcome in order to realise that potential, finds Rosie Cresswell

A spotlight on arbitration in Brazil

02 July 2012

Brazil has come a long way in a short time in terms of arbitral development. Speakers at GAR Live Rio de Janeiro – organised by Latin Lawyer sister publication Global Arbitration Review – considered how it could do even better in the years to come and how the country’s new role as a capital exporter has affected its approach to investment. Alison Ross reports

In pursuit of global markets

In pursuit of global markets

02 July 2012

Jose Virgilio Enei of Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados says Brazil has the potential to become a major ethanol exporter, as long as it overcomes a few obstacles first

A common competition policy for LatAm is unlikely to happen soon, say antitrust regulators

A common competition policy for LatAm is unlikely to happen soon, say antitrust regulators

18 June 2012

Speaking at a roundtable on competition law in Latin America held at the University of Oxford on Friday, Colombia’s antitrust superintendent says he “does not see an optimistic future” for the creation of an integrated competition law framework for Latin America anytime in the next 10 years.

Panellists highlight room for improvement in Brazil’s local content rules

06 June 2012

The final session of Latin Lawyer’s Third Annual Oil & Gas Conference was also one of the most eagerly awaited, as panellists drawn from as far afield as Trinidad and Tobago came together to discuss the intricacies and success of Brazil’s local content rules.

Renewables reviewed at oil & gas get-together

25 May 2012

The third panel at Latin Lawyer's Third Annual Oil & Gas Conference may have already won the prize for raising the most eyebrows, taking as its subject government efforts in Latin America to decarbonise energy supply and develop the biofuel, wind and hydropower industries.

Is excessive regulation deterring investment in Brazil?

24 May 2012

Qualified optimism defined the first day of Latin Lawyer’s Third Annual Oil & Gas Conference, as delegates and speakers from law firms and oil companies across the region gathered to discuss the regulatory landscapes in Latin America’s leading energy industries and question whether Brazil remained a welcome destination for foreign oil investment.

IBA conference for women lawyers highlights need for gender diversity

30 April 2012

Why do law firms need gender diversity initiatives and how should they be implemented were two of the key questions asked by a panel at the International Bar Association’s 5th World Women Lawyer’s conference in London on Friday, during a session that showed how gender imbalance at modern-day law firms is a global phenomenon.