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Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: New opportunities in a changing scenario

15 Mar - 17 Mar 2017

Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Harvey Cohen


Harvey is Chair of Dinsmore’s International Business Practice Group. While Harvey was born and raised in the U.S., he has always had a passion and curiosity for lands and cultures outside of his native country. He is a long-standing, accomplished corporate attorney uniquely focused on helping clients win by practically, pro-actively and efficiently assisting with their domestic and foreign transactions. With several decades of studies and dealings abroad, Harvey applies his global experience to address cross-border strategies and complex issues in tandem with client product or service needs, specific industry situations, as well as "must haves" and "must avoids" before crafting any solution or agreement. His practice extends beyond transactions however. In addition to routinely leading U.S. and foreign M&A and other corporate and tech projects, he and his team daily advise clients on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Export Control, Customs, NAFTA, CFIUS, HSR and Denied Parties and Sanctions (OFAC) issues, as well as handling licensing, distribution, sales, sourcing and compensation agreements. In recent years, Harvey and Dinsmore have devoted significant resources to cross border bank regulatory and lending matters. Throughout his long career, Harvey also routinely counsels clients on SAAS and complex tech licensing, software development, Cloud/ASP agreements, Data Privacy, hosting, business-to-business issues, outsourcing and all high-tech agreements generally. Harvey is known for asking the hard, practical questions up front that cause ill-conceived deals to die early or that assist clients to forge alliances that are more likely to succeed and endure. His clients benefit from his extensive experience handling cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and with Dinsmore having more than 250 foreign clients, Harvey tailors his strategy to meet the unique needs of each client. Among his most noteworthy transactions, he handled joint ventures with a German logistics provider and a German consumer products company and both a Chinese alternative energy producer and lubricant oils producer, as well as assisting with a $150 million cross-border acquisition transaction. Throughout his career, Harvey has represented a number of significant clients, including Procter & Gamble, Standard Register, Fifth Third Bank, other Banks and like enterprises, Omnicare, First Data, Shaw Flooring, Carrs Plc, Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds and their targets and Toyota in deals totaling over billions of dollars. His international business transactions have included joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions of foreign subsidiaries and entities in the U.S., Europe, China, Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and Latin America.


Simultaneous session - Regulatory issues: how to deal with compliance

Thursday 16 March (1500 - 1630)

Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center