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 Sessions - Securing private equity
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)


Recent developments in Latin American politics and economics have paved the way for outstanding private equity growth opportunities. There has been consistent grown in recent years and future predictions have further increased interest. As Latin America recently went through a recession, it is now exploiting new horizons. The sector has been maturing at a steady pace, and private equity firms are expected to pour in further funds. There have been many proven advantages, but the most immediate problem facing such funds is the decreasing value of local currencies. Many firms are now aggressively putting more capital to work to offset the lower valuations of a few years ago. When it comes to investing and withdrawing in Latin America, the exit is always the tricky part. In such situations, Latin American lawyers are key in bringing the right expertise to structure deals, develop business plans and secure effective exit strategies. Session Co-Chairs Manuel Garciadiaz, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York Juan Javier Negri, Negri & Pueyrredon Abogados, Buenos Aires Speakers Ellisa O Habbart, The Delaware Counsel Group Attorneys at Law, Wilmington, DE Chantal E Kordula, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York Monique Mavignier, BMA - Barbosa Müssnich e Aragão, São Paulo Alejandro Paya, Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, Barcelona; Publications Officer, IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee Pablo Vergara del Carril, Zang Bergel & Viñes Abogados, Buenos Aires

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Juan Javier Negri Negri & Pueyrredon Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Co-opted Member, Credentials Committee


Ellisa Habbart The Delaware Counsel Group, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Chantal Kordula Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, New York, USA
Monique Mavignier BMA Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Alejandro Payá Cuatrecasas, Barcelona, Spain; Publications Officer, Closely Held Companies Committee
Pablo Vergara del Carril Zang Bergel & Viñes, Buenos Aires, Argentina