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

15 Mar - 17 Mar 2017

Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center

Session information

Simultaneous session - Distressed M&A: opportunities in the region
Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center


Corporate Law Section (Lead)
Corporate and M&A Law Committee (Lead)
Latin American Regional Forum (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Regional Fora (Lead)
Regional Fora (Lead)


This session will tackle the most important issues to be considered in a distressed M&A deal. It will also discuss some of the advantages and opportunities that these types of M&A transactions can offer, especially in Latin America. Topics to be addressed include: • How to structure distressed M&A – APA or SPA • How to minimise post-acquisition liability of the buyer • Opportunities in the Latin American region • Learning from the experience of other countries Session Co-Chairs Alberto Rebaza, Rebaza Alcazar & De Las Casas Abogados, Lima Francisco J Roggero, Bullo Abogados, Buenos Aires; Scholarship Officer, IBA Latin American Regional Forum Speakers Tomas Araya, M. & M. Bomchil, Buenos Aires; Co-Chair, Legislation and Policy Subcommiteee, IBA Insolvency Secion Ivan Delgado, Perez-Llorca, New York Diego Ferro, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Greylock Capital, New York Paola Lozano, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, New York Trevor W Swett III, Caplin & Drysdale, Washington, DC Hans Sydow, Tinoco Travieso Planchart & Nuñez Abogados, Caracas Luciana Tornovsky, Demarest Advogados, São Paulo

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Alberto Rebaza Rebaza Alcazar & De Las Casas, Lima, Peru
Francisco Roggero Zang Bergel & Viñes Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Membership Officer, Latin American Regional Forum


Tomás Araya Bomchil, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Co-Chair, Legislation and Policy Subcommittee
Iván Delgado PEREZ-LLORCA, Madrid, Spain
Paola Lozano Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, New York, New York, USA
Hans Sydow Travieso Evans , Caracas, Venezuela
Luciana Tornovsky Demarest Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Trevor W Swett III Caplin & Drysdale, Washington, District of Columbia, USA