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Golden era for private equity in Latin America: dawn or dusk?

Speakers from the region’s leading law firms have confirmed their place at our third annual Private Equity Conference, being held in New York on 20 September, looking at whether Latin America can hold onto its reputation as the darling of the private equity industry.

Takeover Panel launched in Brazil

The official agreement for the new Comitê de Aquisições e Fusões (CAF) was signed yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, meaning Brazil’s version of the UK’s Takeover Panel should be up and running by October.

Capital markets partner returns to Tozzini

Rodrigo de Campos Vieira

TozziniFreire Advogados has re-hired a former partner to boost its capital markets and banking practices from Brazilian mining company Ferrous Resources.

Sony promotes in New York

Mark Khalil

In-house lawyer Mark Khalil is to become general counsel of the Sony Corporation of America – the US subsidiary of Japanese multinational, the Sony Corporation.

Hershey hires general counsel

Leslie M Turner

US-based chocolate manufacturer Hershey has hired Leslie M Turner, former chief legal officer for Coca-Cola North America, as its general counsel.

Refresh everything: PepsiCo rehires former GC

Larry Thompson

Larry Thompson, a former US deputy attorney general, is to resume the position of general counsel in the multinational food and drink manufacturer PepsiCo next month.

Speakers confirmed for Brazil retail conference

CADE general superintendent Carlos Ragazzo, former CADE president Gesner Oliveira, São Paulo state attorney Roberto Pfeiffer and leading in-house counsel from Unilever, PepsiCo and Grupo Pão de Açúcar will be speaking in São Paulo on Thursday June 28th for a conference on 'Retail in transition -- defence of competition and consumer rights'.

Welcome to new LACCA members

Recently-joined LACCA members include those from the InterContinental Hotels Group, Kinross Gold Corporation and the McDonalds Corporation.

Salog helps close “ground-breaking” project financing

Maria del Pilar Vilela, attorney at Salog, talks us through the deal

Welcome new LACCA members

Recently-joined LACCA members include those from Sinopec, SAP and Mercedes-Benz.

IDB hires new GC

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has hired a new general counsel, who has spent the past five years in Costa Rica.

Are Colombia’s new oil & gas rules impeding smaller companies?

With the gaze of international oil companies increasingly turning to Colombia’s vibrant oil & gas sector, the first afternoon session of Latin Lawyer’s Third Annual Oil & Gas Conference brought together experts from the country’s leading firms and the in-house counsel of one of the industry’s most visible exploration and production companies to discuss the potential impact of increased regulation on Colombia’s upstream industry.

Is excessive regulation deterring investment in Brazil?

Qualified optimism defined the first day of Latin Lawyer’s Third Annual Oil & Gas Conference, as delegates and speakers from law firms and oil companies across the region gathered to discuss the regulatory landscapes in Latin America’s leading energy industries and question whether Brazil remained a welcome destination for foreign oil investment.

Chilean tax reform "bittersweet"

The tax reform bill currently before Chilean Congress should not hugely affect foreign investors operating in the country say lawyers, though they warn that lack of clarity in some elements of the bill need to be addressed before it is implemented.

Five days until LACCA Buenos Aires

LACCA’s annual Argentina meeting will be held on Wednesday 23 May at the Marriott Plaza Hotel.

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