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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
On the fifteenth anniversary of Brazil’s arbitration law, Latin Lawyer convened a group of noted local and international experts to analyse the country’s remarkable transformation into a prominent and popular base for arbitration. Clare Bolton reports
Colombian firm Posse, Herrera & Ruiz Abogados has helped Chile’s Corpbanca acquire Banco Santander’s Colombian arm.