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Mergers and acquisitions in Latin America in a challenging world

2 May - 4 May 2022

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Breakout session 3: ESG and M&A in Latin America


Corporate and M&A Law Committee (Lead)
Latin American Regional Forum (Lead)


Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are currently on the spotlight of legal discussions worldwide. ESG criteria are an increasingly popular way for investors to evaluate companies in which they might want to invest.   Many mutual funds, brokerage firms and advisors now offer products that employ ESG criteria.  While this concept is growing and being more important for many investors, it's important to understand how to implement them and how they are measured. Many jurisdictions and international bodies are monitoring the initiatives developed by public and private agents to make them to implement them better and see alternatives for a unified system for ESG implementation.

In this session, we will have brief overview of what are the main ESG criteria and how lawyers can give better advice to their clients to meet and evaluate these criteria and accompany them in the process.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Cristian Eyzaguirre Carey y Cia, Santiago, Chile
Sandra Reed Serrano Perez Bustamante & Ponce, Quito, Ecuador; Scholarship Officer, Latin American Regional Forum


Werner Ahlers Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, New York, USA
Renata Campetti Amaral Baker McKenzie, São Paulo, Brazil
Roberta Danelon Leonhardt Machado Meyer Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil; Senior Vice Chair, Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee
Daniel Seixas Gomide Motta Fernandes Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Jonathan Taylor BlackRock, Brooklyn, New York, USA

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