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Enel sparks expansion with El Salvador hire

Renewables company Enel Green Power has boosted its Latin America practice by hiring a LACCA member in El Salvador.

Resolving disputes in a hostile future?

The afternoon session at Latin Lawyer’s second annual M&A conference last week kicked off with panellists considering what the future holds for hostile takeovers in Latin America, asking whether shareholder activism would have the same impact as in the US and what options are available if the transaction does not go according to plan.

Delegates discuss how to make friends with the media and influence people

Sergio Galvis chaired the outbound panel at Latin Lawyer's M&A conference last week.

The media was a key subject at Latin Lawyer’s M&A conference last week, with lawyers, journalists and communication consultants discussing how companies made use of the press during M&A transactions, as well as the tactics employed by journalists who want information that has not been disclosed.

M&A deals will change and antitrust regulations should too

M&A deals will change and antitrust regulations should too

While M&A activity in Brazil will continue to be intense in the coming years, deals will increasingly feature small- and mid-sized companies and the average ticket size will be smaller, were some of the conclusions reached during the banking and finance panel that kicked off Latin Lawyer’s second annual M&A Conference in São Paulo on Tuesday.

Research reveals GCs’ pathway to value

London-based law firm Nabarro has released a report on the perceived value of the in-house function, which shows legal expertise alone is not enough to make it to the top.

CADE president defends new rules at M&A conference

CADE head Fernando Furlan spoke at Latin Lawyer's M&A conference on Tuesday

Brazil’s reforms to its antitrust regulations are in line with other jurisdictions and will be dramatically improved by the removal of strict timeframes under the previous rules, according to Council for Economic Defence (CADE) president Fernando Furlan, speaking at Latin Lawyer’s second annual M&A Conference in São Paulo on Tuesday.

When would you pay a premium for your lawyers?

Leading in-house, international and Latin American lawyers discussed the mechanics of external counsel fees in M&A deals at Latin Lawyer’s Second Annual M&A Conference on Tuesday in São Paulo.

Contribute to Latin Lawyer 250

There is still time to contribute to our directory of leading law firms, the Latin Lawyer 250 – tell us in confidence now which firms you like to work with in the region.

Welcome new LACCA members

LACCA would like to welcome November and December’s new LACCA members, from Microsoft, Dell, Citi, and more.

Two weeks to go to M&A Conference

With a top list of speakers including UBS, AmBev, Advent, Wal-mart, Tarpon and Cosan, Latin Lawyer’s M&A Conference is selling out fast, and there are just two weeks to go to buy your ticket.

Payet Rey partner moves in-house

Daniel Abramovich

Corporate partner Daniel Abramovich has left Peruvian firm Payet, Rey, Cauvi Abogados to become general counsel at Edegel, a power generation company belonging to Spain’s Endesa.

Corporate counsel predict Brazil will exceed China in legal needs

Brazil is set to lead Latin America in legal services demands

A survey released last week by law firm association Lex Mundi and information services company LexisNexis has put Brazil ahead of China and Western Europe in anticipated needs by corporate counsel.

TNK-BP/HRT US$1 billion deal 'demonstrates importance' of Brazil’s oil & gas sector

The US$1 billion joint operation agreement with TNK-BP is “of great importance not only for our company but also for the Brazilian oil and gas industry” says an in-house lawyer that worked on the deal with the Russian company.

Bimbo butters up the European bread market

Grupo Bimbo is determined to see its bread business rise, despite volatility in the European market

Earlier this month global bread brand Grupo Bimbo entered the turbulent European market with its acquisition of Sara Lee’s Spanish and Portuguese bakery businesses. But company GC Luis Briola is confident that taking advantage of a cheaper bakery sale is the right move for Bimbo.

Welcome LACCA new members

LACCA would like to welcome this month’s new members, from Rabobank, Royal&Sun Alliance, Pfizer, AEI, Delphi, Proctor & Gamble, Citibank, and more.

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