SOLD OUT. Sailing close to the wind: M&A and arbitration in Latin America in a new geopolitical era

Latin American Cafe
Debevoise & Plimpton 919 Third Avenue New York

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This session will share latest trends on investment and M&A transactions in Latin America, some of the most common types of disputes arising in the region as well as how to best handle arbitration.

7 June 2018, New York

The International Monetary Fund increased its forecast for Brazil to 2.3 percent in 2018, and around Latin America there are signs of economic recovery. The same IMF report notes that Mexico, Central America, and parts of the Caribbean are benefitting from stronger growth in the United States while South America is driven by the recovery in Argentina, Brazil, and Ecuador, as well as higher commodity prices, more investment and internal consumption.
The region is not in the clear though, elections in many countries create economic and policy uncertainties. Factors such as global geopolitical tensions, inward looking policies in larger economies and inflation could easily wipe out the recovery.
Meanwhile, the boom of large projects in the region and investment goes hand in hand with the increase of controversies and the need to address them with more sophisticated strategies.
Based on ICC research, the use of commercial arbitration in the region continues to grow.  
The number of Latin American parties in ICC arbitration rose from 170 in 2005 to 393 in 2015. In addition, the great majority of the countries in the region have ratified the New York Convention; 18 countries have ratified the Panama Convention; and 10 have ratified the Montevideo Convention.


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  • 2018-06-07

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