Our panel discussion will bring together thought leaders and practitioners to share current knowledge, information and insights about successful strategies for doing business in Latin America.
Panel I will discuss the economic, political and business outlook in Latin America, focusing on issues such as:
- Impact of Global Events - U.S./Euro-crisis, rise of Asian investment and trade agreement controversies
- Political developments in the region affecting business
- "Risk ratings" for various Latin American countries and what that means to you
Panel II will address the issues discussed in the first panel at the practitioners' level, to provide insights on successful strategies and pitfalls to avoid when doing deals and operating in Latin America, and will discuss:
- Risk Mitigation - local resources, understanding cultural pitfalls before you get too far into a deal, business insurance and taxation developments
- Tales from the Trenches - success stories and also the unanticipated problems encountered while doing business in the region
- International Arbitration - insights on topics such as the ICSID Convention and the implications for investors
- Dr. Albert Fishlow, Professor Emeritus, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
- Jose Leiman, Latin American Tax Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers
- Dr. Michel Leonard, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Alliant Insurance | A Blackstone Group Company
- Luisa Menezes, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Latin America and Canada, Philip Morris International
- Marina Michelutti, Managing Director and General Counsel, Wealth Management Latin America, Citigroup
- Jay Range, Partner, International Arbitration, Hunton & Williams LLP
- Vivianne Rodrigues, Financial Journalist, Capital Markets, Emerging Markets and Latin America, Financial Times
- Wally Martinez, Managing Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP
- Robert Acosta-Lewis, Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Hunton & Williams LLP
Who should attend
In-house counsel and executives at multinational corporations who are already doing business in Latin America and are interested in becoming more involved in emerging markets; in-house counsel and executives at corporations looking into opportunities in Latin America; business executives; academics; international law professors and law and business students.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Panel Discussion: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Hunton & Williams LLP
200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166
Feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues and friends who you feel would be interested in the event.
Partnering with the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce.
CLE Note: This transitional continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 2.0 credit hours in Professional Practice.