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 - Public M&A
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 address current issues in negotiated and contested public M&A transactions in Latin America. It will include recent changes to takeovers regulation, disclosure matters, stealth manoeuvres, protectionism and deal protections, defensive actions, standstill covenants, regulatory interference, target company and board duties, special committees, shareholder activism, and how the region’s public M&A market is expected to evolve in the years ahead. Session Co-Chairs Felipe Larrain, Claro y Cia, Santiago Eduardo Sanguinetti, Sanguinetti & Asociados, Montevideo; Council Member, IBA Legal Practice Division Speakers Rocio Balestra, Commissioner, Comision Nacional de Valores, Buenos Aires S Todd Crider, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York Ellisa O Habbart, The Delaware Counsel Group Attorneys at Law, Wilmington, DE Andres Hoyos, Gomez-Pinzon Zuleta Abogados, Bogota Paula Vieira de Oliveira, Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo Marcelo Villegas, Nicholson y Cano Abogados, Buenos Aires

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Felipe Larrain Claro y Cia, Santiago, Chile
Dr Eduardo Sanguinetti Sanguinetti & Associates, Montevideo, Uruguay; LPD Council Member, LPD Council


Todd Crider Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, New York, USA
Ellisa Habbart The Delaware Counsel Group, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Hon Justice Justice Randy J Holland Delaware Supreme Court, Georgetown, Delaware, USA
Paula Vieira de Oliveira Mattos Filho, São Paulo, Brazil
Marcelo Villegas Nicholson y Cano Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina