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

Roundtable with general counsel
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)


In this session, regional companies’ general counsel will address: • What are the most significant challenges that general counsel face in an M&A transaction? • What type of services can be hired from outside counsel and what’s undertaken internally in an M&A transaction? • What should you prioritise when hiring a firm for an M&A transaction? • What are the main outside counsel’s do’s and don’ts in a M&A transaction? Session Co-Chairs Lisandro Allende, A&F – Allende Ferrante Abogados, Buenos Aires Horacio Bernardes Neto, Motta Fernandes Rocha Advogados, São Paulo; IBA Vice-President Speakers Gabriela Colombo, Director of Legal & Government Affairs, Mercado Libre, Buenos Aires Newman Debs, Legal Vice-President, Unilever Latin America, São Paulo Francisco Merino, General Counsel and Senior Vice-President Legal and Government Affairs, Pepsico Mexico, Central America, Caribbean and Andean Countries, Buenos Aires Pedro Pesqueira, MetLife, Mexico City David W Rivkin, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York; Immediate Past IBA President Cynthia Zarranz, Cargill, Buenos Aires

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Lisandro Allende A&F - Allende Ferrante Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Member, Latin American Regional Forum Advisory Board
Horacio Bernardes Neto Motta Fernandes Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil; Immediate Past IBA President


Gabriela Colombo Mercado Libre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Newman Debs Unilever, São Paulo, Brazil
Francisco Merino PepsiCo, Mexico City, Mexico
Pedro Pesqueira MetLife, Mexico City, Mexico
David W Rivkin Arbitration Chambers, New York, New York, USA; Chair, Nominations Committee