The economic and political conditions in some Latin American countries mean that it is vital that businesses have credible compliance programs, attendees at a recent event by The Latin American Lawyer in Rio de Janeiro heard. Our report on the event also covers how law firms in Latin America need to create multidisciplinary teams in order to effectively advise clients on the issue of compliance, please click here to read the report.
This week, legal giant Norton Rose Fulbright created a new leadership team for its Latin America practice group, Carey handled the Chilean leg of Amcor’s expansion in South America and Pacheco Coto added a new partner in Costa Rica.
Meanwhile, Argentina returned to international capital markets, advised by Cleary Gottlieb. Elsewhere, a law firm in Madrid has formed a strategic alliance on a Cuba practice group with a Miami boutique law firm.
This year Mercosur celebrates its 25th anniversary and The Latin American Lawyer is conducting research about challenges and opportunities in the trade bloc. If you are based in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela and Bolivia (accession country), we invite you to take part, please click here to respond to our survey.
Will you be attending the 15th IBA Annual International Mergers & Acquisitions Conference in New York on June 7th and 8th? Let us know! The Latin American Lawyer is delighted to attend the conference as media partners with the IBA.
Also in New York, on June 9th we will host 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 corporate counsel from Bank of America, Caravel Capital Management, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Liberty International, Marubeni, SVP Worldwide, Trammo and others.
If your law firm would like to partner with The Latin American Lawyer and be a protagonist at our round table, helping shape up the discussion, please contact me directly.
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Compliance is here to stay: spotlight on Brazil and the Pacific Alliance
Brazil remains a fragile economy – due to a perfect storm of bad economic policies, low commodity prices, high interest rates and low consumption – and in this context, companies need good and credible compliance programmes. Meanwhile, across the Pacific Alliance, the demand for multidisciplinary teams in the compliance practice has become clear.
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