Conference coverage

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.

Realities of restructuring

Realities of restructuring

30 March 2012

For some it is surprising to learn that there is very close correlation between the default rate of emerging market corporate debt and of corporate debt in developed markets such as the US; many people think the former should be more prone to default, when in fact the default rate of emerging market corporate debt is lower than in developed market, even in 2011. Where the differences exist is in the restructuring experience and recovery rates.

Words of wisdom to Europe

Words of wisdom to Europe

22 February 2012

On Monday the Latin American development bank, CAF, and the Institute for the Study of the Americas in London hosted a day-long discussion on the European debt crisis, and what can be learnt from experiences in Latin America.

Rebaza and Hernandez in rare Peruvian float

17 February 2012

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros has helped infrastructure, maritime and logistics company, Andino Investment Holding, raise US$42 million through an IPO on the Lima Stock Exchange.