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CADE, UBS, Bovespa, AmBev, Walmart and more confirmed speakers for M&A Conference

Latin Lawyer's M&A Conference, taking place in São Paulo on 6 December, has an early confirmed list of speakers including CADE, UBS, BM&F Bovespa, AmBev, Walmart and major local and international law firms.

Tan leads lively project finance conference in Mexico

Gregory Tan, conference chair

Pension funds financing the building of prisons and Colombian banks targeting Central America were among the developments in Mexican and Central American project finance discussed by leading lawyers, bankers and regulators at Latin Lawyer’s Project Finance Conference yesterday, all of which generated a lively response from the audience.

Koury Lopes adds Monsanto legal counsel as partner

Caterina Tancredi Fazenda

Koury Lopes Advogados has hired the former legal director of Monsanto in Brazil as partner to develop the firm’s new technology and innovation practice.

BM&A hires two partners and launches trade group

Dantas moved from King & Spalding's Washington DC office to BM&A's Brazil practice

Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão has hired two new partners - Adriana Dantas, formerly with King & Spalding LLP and now the head of the firm's new trade practice, and Cristiana Moreira, who was general counsel of real estate company Mudar.

Programme confirmed for Project Finance Conference

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The final programme of prominent speakers has been confirmed for Latin Lawyer's 2012 Project Finance Conference, to be held at Mexico City's Four Seasons Hotel on Tuesday 18 October and chaired by Shearman & Sterling LLP's Gregory Tan. Speakers have been confirmed from the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos, the International Finance Corporation, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios, Citibank, Banco Santander, Banco de Colombia, Banco International de Costa Rica, Fondo de Fondos (Mexico) and Vestas.

Research reveals rise of in-house counsel

A study published this month by the University of Oxford has revealed the changing power shift from law firms to in-house counsel, as well as the different types of external services providers becoming popular in the US and UK.

Participate in Latin Lawyer’s labour survey

LACCA's sister publication, Latin Lawyer, is conducting a survey to find the region's leading labour lawyers. Read on to find out how to participate

LACCA launches group for counsel in electricity sector

All in-house lawyers working throughout the region in the electricity sector are invited to join LACCA's dedicated networking group, which is being spearheaded by Martin Lythgoe, associate general counsel for Duke Energy.

LACCA returns to Mexico

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The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association is holding a meeting for in-house counsel in Mexico City on 19 October. Read on to find out how to register.

AES appoints Brazilian as European compliance head

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A former Diageo in-house lawyer has joined global power company AES to head up its European compliance department in London.

Fulbright lawyer moves into oil & gas compliance

Global Industries, an offshore construction, engineering and project management provider for the oil & gas industry, has hired a Mexican lawyer as senior in-house counsel for international compliance issues.

Participate in Latin Lawyer's environmental survey

LACCA's sister publication, Latin Lawyer, is conducting a survey to find Latin America's leading environmental lawyers. Read on to find out how to participate.

Headhunter announces Mexico pay range for GCs

A recruitment company has published a survey of the range of pay for general counsel and other members of the in-house team in Mexico – while another US survey has shown GC pay recovering from the recession.

Programme announced for LACCA Miami

The provisional programme for LACCA Miami has been announced, and is open for consultation with all members.

Latin America: "the new private equity playground"

A report just released by one private equity firm argues that the environment for investment for private funds in the region is so attractive, and so many untapped opportunities remain, that it is a "playground" for funds.

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