23 September 2016

This week The Latin American Lawyer is in Washington DC as media partners to the IBA conference. As the well-attended event draws to a close, it is on track to be one of the biggest ever with over 5500 registered participants. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, spoke at the opening ceremony on September 18th. Other guest speakers included General Colin Powell, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Jack Straw, the former Foreign Secretary. Follow coverage on social media with #IBA2016

The next IBA Annual Conference will be held in Sydney, October 8th through 13th, 2017. More information available here. Closer to home, the IBA Latin American Regional Forum will hold its M&A Conference in Buenos Aires on March 15th through 17th, 2017.

Back in DC, The Latin American Lawyer hosted a high level discussion about Projects in the Pacific Alliance countries.

In other news, Cuatrecasas and Posse Herrera inked an strategic alliance in Colombia, BLP expanded to Guatemala and Carey advised Danone on the sale of its assets in the country.

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


Cuatrecasas and Posse Herrera form legal alliance in Colombia
Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira and Posse Herrera Ruiz announced an strategic alliance to offer legal services to clients with interests in the Colombian market, the Iberian peninsula and elsewhere.

BLP opens office in Guatemala
Central American law firm BLP announced the opening of an office in Guatemala adding a trio of partners from a local law firm.

Jones Day and Paul Hastings instructed on $625 million offering by Crédito Real
The Mexican office of Jones Day advised Crédito Real on the issuance of $625 million bond offering and concurrent cash tender offer. The company retained Paul Hastings as US counsel

Carey advised Danone on Chile sale
Carey acted for Danone, the French multinational food company, in the sale of its Chilean subsidiary Danone Chile to Watt’s.

Tauil & Chequer launches office in Brasilia
Tauil & Chequer Advogados announced its new office in Brasilia led by Luís Inácio Adams, the former minister and Attorney General of Brazil.

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Latin American private equity funds have ‘large risk appetite’
Latin American private equity funds are major risk takers and take a much more flexible approach to investment than some of their foreign counterparts, attendees at a recent New York event hosted by
The Latin American Lawyer heard.

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