20 April 216

This week, a report by global law firm Baker & McKenzie highlighted that Latin America remains an attractive target for investors despite ongoing political instability and economic recession. The Latin American Lawyer discussed challenges and opportunities in the region through our series “A conversation with… ” in which the founding partners of our Advisory Board gave their predictions for 2016. See our analysis section for the series which concludes with the interviews with Jaime Carey, with Carey in Chile and Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado, with Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano in Peru.

Elsewhere in the region, Holland & Knight advised Mexican lender Infonacot on its $95 million securities issuance while Davis Polk was instructed on the equity offering of Rumo Logística, the Brazilian intermodal logistics operator.

Among other market moves, Jose Sariego, former legal affairs chief at Telemundo and HBO Latin America, returned to private practice joining Bilzin Sumberg in Miami. In Central America, Guatemala´s Mayora & Mayora opened its first international office in Honduras, a move market observers view as part of the ongoing trend of legal services going regional.

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The Latin American Lawyer will be in New York on June 9th for the first time, hosting the next in our series of round-tables The Latin American Cafe. The event is free to attend for in-house counsel and we will discuss M&A involving distressed companies in Latin America: risky business or opportunity? with leading corporate counsel from companies such as Bank of America, Caravel Capital Management, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Liberty International Underwriters, Marubeni, SVP Worldwide and Trammo.

If your law firm would like to partner with The Latin American Lawyer and be a protagonist at this event, helping shape up the discussion, please contact me directly.

Ignacio Abella
Editor –
The Latin American Lawyer
Iberian Lawyer
Twitter: @LatAmEditor


Dealmaking in Latin America rose 70% in the first quarter of 2016: Baker & McKenzie
Latin America remains an attractive target for investors despite ongoing political instability and economic recession, a study by global law firm Baker & McKenzie has revealed.

Holland & Knight advises Mexican lender on its return to stock market
Holland & Knight in Mexico advised Infonacot on its $95 million securities issuance.

Davis Polk advises Rumo Logística on equity offering
Davis Polk advised Rumo Logística, a Brazilian intermodal logistics operator, on its equity offering of 1,040,000,000 common shares.

Mayora & Mayora expands to Honduras, eyes Central America coverage
The Guatemalan law firm Mayora & Mayora announced it has opened an office in Honduras, adding a team of local lawyers in Tegucigalpa.

Telemundo´s former legal affairs chief joins Bilzin Sumberg
Miami law firm Bilzin Sumberg announced that Jose Sariego has joined their corporate practice group as as partner.

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Iberian Lawyer TV

“Managing investment in fragile economies,” a video summary
Watch a 2 minute summary by Mari Cruz Taboada, Managing Director at Iberian Lawyer, with the key conclusions from the discussion amongst panel speakers and participants at the session in Rio de Janeiro

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M&A involving distressed companies in Latin America: risky business or opportunity?

9 June, New York

Navigating the perfect storm of recession, instability and falling commodity prices, will make Latin American companies and their advisors reconsider how best to sail ahead. This event is by invitation only and for in-house lawyers. If you are interested in attending, please contact us directly. Read more

15th Annual International Mergers & Acquisitions Conference

7 June, New York

A conference presented by the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee, supported by the IBA North American Regional Forum Read more