Do intensive due diligence to avoid successor liability, say speakers on M&A compliance

The ramifications of Operation Car Wash in Latin America have made successor liability one of the key aspects to consider when buying or selling in the region, making intensive due diligence top on the to-do list for M&A deals, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s ninth annual M&A conference in São Paulo last week.

Klabin gets US$800 million IDB loan in Brazil
UK investor enters LatAm with Colombia 4G toll road buy

US energy developer buys Colombian power supplier

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá have advised two Colombian subsidiaries of EnfraGen – part of the Glenfarne Group – on their purchase of energy supplier Zona Franca Celsia.

Natura’s Avon acquisition gets swift antitrust green light in Brazil
Banco BMG IPO raises US$396 million

Big fish in small ponds

It’s no secret that many of Latin America’s largest companies remain controlled by small, concentrated groups reluctant to relinquish control, limiting these entities’ ability to tap into a bigger pool of resources through the capital markets. This status quo makes public M&A deals a rarity in the region. Christina McKeon Frutuoso considers the challenges faced by lawyers when such transactions do arise.

A reformed Mercosur? Don’t hold your breath

The governments of Mercosur’s member states have been vocal advocates of modernising the restrictive economic alliance. Esteban Rópolo of Baker McKenzie (Argentina) and Marcelle Silbiger of Trench Rossi Watanabe in Brazil explain what stands in the way.


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Latin Lawyer Special Report: M&A and capital markets deal activity
Playing to win

To each their own

It has become a must for major Spanish firms to make a play for Latin America, yet not all agree on the best approach. Vincent Manancourt profiles the strategies of the country's main players

Survival techniques
Defying expectations

FBI wants new unit for Brazilian evidence requests

The FBI’s Brazilian office has asked the US Department of Justice (DOJ) for extra resources to handle requests for information from local authorities, according to a senior official. By Will Neal

Do intensive due diligence to avoid successor liability, say speakers on M&A compliance
Argentine politics could change anti-graft investigations, hear delegates


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