Session details

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

Committee(s)

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)

Description

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

Speakers

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 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, USA; Chair, Nominations Committee