In other news this week, Chadbourne and Norton Rose confirmed their merger is going ahead. The expanded entity will remain a verein with 52 offices globally. In Latin America, the new firm will have 5 offices across Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela.
Some recent market moves included Zang Bergel hiring an energy partner from Brons & Salas in Argentina, LatinAlliance adding a corporate partner from Romero Pineda in El Salvador and Miami boutique firm PAG launching an office in New York.
Meanwhile, PPU worked on the sale of Lewis Energy in Colombia and the securitization of Mega Plaza in Peru while Shearman & Sterling was instructed on Argentina´s sovereign debt issuance.
The Latin American Lawyer and Iberian Lawyer will be in Buenos Aires in March to cover the M&A in Latin America Conference of the IBA (info here) and to host our first Latin American Cafe in Argentina. Our event is by invitation only and will discuss challenges and opportunities on the quest for transparency and efficient due diligence in M&A in Latin America. If you are an in-house lawyer interesting in attending, please email us directly.
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Avoiding risks when communicating with the board Second part of the debate in Bogota which gathered leading inhouse and private practice lawyers in addition to board directors. Discussion included ways to avoid risk when implementing new technology and the need to professionalise the role of the board member with training and better remuneration. (video in Spanish only)
Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: New opportunities in a changing scenario
15 – 17 March, Buenos Aires
A conference presented by the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee and the IBA Latin American Regional Forum. Read more
Crystal Clear: Transparency and efficiency at the top of the M&A agenda in Latin America
15 March Buenos Aires
Transparency is no longer optional in M&A. However, with the heightened risk of lack of good governance in certain markets and the downward pressure in transaction costs, how do you address the transparency gap in M&A due diligence without putting your business at risk? Read more