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.
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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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