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SPBILF Prize

4.1. Doing Business in Latin America: Business Opportunities and Key Legal Issues

Track: 4. Investments. Finance

Description

The session would consist of a presentation made by each speaker including:
  • economic and political and investment status of each country;
  • business and investment opportunities;
  • key legal issues to be taken into account for any foreign investor.

Moderators:

Denis Kamyshev

First Vice-President, Gazprombank

Juan Diehl Moreno

Partner, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal


Biography
Education:

Northwestern University, School of Law, Chicago, US

Professional Experience:

Mr. Diehl Moreno has been a partner of the firm’s Banking & Corporate Finance Department since 2006. He specializes in foreign investments, M&A, banking, foreign exchange control and capital markets law, and has 19 years’ experience in these areas.

Specialist area, professional interest:

Specializes in local and international complex financial and commercial transactions including M&A, bilateral and syndicated loans, debt restructuring, structuring of trusts, foreign exchange regime and a wide range of business contracts, advising major companies and banks.

Achievements, rewards:

Winner of the Client Choice Award in Banking (2016) and Asset Finance (2017) in Argentina. International Law Office (ILO) Leading Lawyer in Merger & Acquisitions, Banking and finance, and Capital markets (International Financial Law Review 1000, years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) Recommended Lawyer in Banking & Finance in Practical Law Company (PLC)'s 2012 Banking and Finance rankings. Included in the ranking of the Best Lawyers of the City (Apertura Magazine, years 2005, 2010 & 2011).

Publications, scientific works:

Several articles and publications in specialized media.

Speakers:

Gonzalo Cordero

Partner, Morales & Besa


Biography

Mr. Cordero has focused his work on the areas of domestic and international arbitration, litigation and antitrust.

Prior to joining our firm, he was a legal advisor to the Ministry of National Land and Property (1997-1999). Between 2003 and 2005, Mr. Cordero worked with the International Arbitration and Trade Law groups at White & Case LLP in Washington D.C.

Mr. Cordero has published extensively in Chilean, and foreign law and business reviews, such as Revista Chilena de Derecho (1998, 2005 and 2006), Anuario de Filosofía Jurídica (1999), Latin American Finance and Capital Markets (2002, 2003), Latin American Law and Business Report (2002), Latin American Finance and Capital Markets (2002), Practical Latin American Tax Strategies (2002, 2003, 2004), Latin American Finance Executive Report (2004), Global Intellectual Property Asset Management Report (2004), North American Free Trade & Investment Report (2004),Financier Worldwide Annual Review: Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution (2013)), Financier Worldwide, Merger Review (2014).

Mr. Cordero was appointed to the arbitrators’ roster of the National Arbitration Center, having served as an arbitrator on several occasions.

Chambers and Partners have highlighted Mr. Cordero as a leading lawyer which “stands out for his high level of knowledge and great efficiency, according to clients”.

Mr. Cordero has also been commended by Global Competition Review on Antitrust matters.

Education

L.C.J.S., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (1996).

Admitted to the Chilean Bar (1997).

Master of Laws (LL.M.), Columbia University (2000).

Academic Activities

Professor of Corporate Law at Universidad Finis Terrae (2001-2002).

Professor of the Master’s of International Law Program, given jointly by Heidelberg University and Universidad de Chile Law School (2006).

Professor of Litigation at Universidad Diego Portales (2014).

Awards & recognition

Ranked Band 5 Chambers Latin America 2017, Chile Dispute Resolution.

Department head Gonzalo Cordero focuses on civil liability and consumer protection litigation and arbitration. He attracts strong endorsements from clients, who note that he “is always available and responds quickly with high-quality answers.”

According to Legal 500 2015 Gonzalo Cordero is an expert in construction, civil liability, consumer protection law and post-M&A conflicts.

Juan Diehl Moreno

Partner, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal


Biography
Education:

Law degree at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires (1993).

Masters of Business Law degree at the Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires (1996)

Masters of Laws degree (with honors) at Northwestern University, Chicago, U.S.A (2000).

Professional Experience:

Mr. Diehl Moreno has been a partner of the firm’s Banking & Corporate Finance Department since 2006. He specializes in foreign investments, M&A, banking, foreign exchange control and capital markets law, and has 19 years’ experience in these areas.

Specialist area, professional interest:

Specializes in local and international complex financial and commercial transactions including M&A, bilateral and syndicated loans, debt restructuring, structuring of trusts, foreign exchange regime and a wide range of business contracts, advising major companies and banks.

Achievements, rewards:

Winner of the Client Choice Award in Banking (2016) and Asset Finance (2017) in Argentina. International Law Office (ILO) Leading Lawyer in Merger & Acquisitions, Banking and finance, and Capital markets (International Financial Law Review 1000, years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) Recommended Lawyer in Banking & Finance in Practical Law Company (PLC)'s 2012 Banking and Finance rankings. Included in the ranking of the Best Lawyers of the City (Apertura Magazine, years 2005, 2010 & 2011).

Publications, scientific works:

Several articles and publications in specialized media.

German Carlos Garavano

Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Argentina


Биография

Academic and Professional Qualifications

Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Argentina (2015-2020)

Attorney General of the City of Buenos Aires. (March 2007- March 2014)

Deputy Vice President of the Council of Attorneys Generals, Attorneys, Public Defenders and General Advisors of the Argentine Republic (2009 – 2013)

Elected Vice President of the Justice Studies Center Of the Americas - JSCA. Elected by the Organization of American States. (OAS) (2005-2007).

Member of the Judicial Council of the City of Buenos Aires. He was elected by direct vote of judges, prosecutors and public defenders. (2003 – 2007)

Elected Judge for the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires after a competitive examination and curricular evaluation. (2003-2007). He began his judicial career at the age of eighteen, working his way up in the Federal Penal Court.

Extensive academic work done across Latin America in the field of Judicial Reform (Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama). He was Academic Coordinator and Professor in the Program for Judicial Administration and Modernization, organized by the Argentine branch of the Carolina Foundation, which took place at Carlos III University of Madrid and the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires.

First Secretary of the Permanent Dialogue Board of Justice at the Argentinean Dialogue which was comprised of more than sixty judicial organizations.

Coordinator of the National Judicial Reform Program, Secretary of Justice and Legislative Affairs at the National Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

Author, Co-Author and Director of several articles and books on different subjects regarding the judicial system published in Argentina and abroad.

Awarded with the following distinctions: “Hexágono award” (by the Instituto para el Desarrollo Empresarial en la Argentina (IDEA)), “COPIDIS award” (by the Comisión para la Plena Participación e Inclusión de las Personas con Discapacidad (COPIDIS)), the “Medal for Co-operation in Strengthening Legality” (by the Prosecutors General Association of Ukraine), and other recognitions from the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) and Supreme Court of Justice of Buenos Aires, among others.

Work within the field of Access to Justice:

Mr. Garavano implemented the decentralization project of the Attorney’s General Office of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires through its Orientation and Report Units (UODs, for its abbreviation in Spanish), which are located in several city districts, within the framework of a program to bring justice services closer to the community.

  • He set in motion the Witness and Victim Assistance Office, with over thirty professionals, including psychotherapists, lawyers and social assistants in charge of accompanying the victims through the process.
  • He was honoured by the Argentine Normalization and Certification Institute (IRAM) for the quality service provided by the ROUs, the Reporting Central Office (who centralizes all the reports made via email, online (at our Web site) and telephonically), the Coordination Office of Alternative Strategies for Solving Conflicts and the Witness and Victim Assistance Office.
  • He has implemented a program of approach to vulnerable communities, taking officers from the Attorney’s General Office to the most precarious settlements within the City district in order to bring assistance in general and take reports on crimes and misdemeanors.
  • He has carried out the program “familiarizing with your rights”, whose purpose is to overcome any obstacles derived from the community’s lack of information. To accomplish this, he has moved forward actions such as implementing the program “attorneys to schools”, printing and delivering informative triptychs, putting into practice the meetings program with neighbours, launching a spreading campaign for the kids’ rights using Gaturro’s image (Gaturro is a well-known comic character in Argentina), and setting up a stand of the Attorney’s General Office at the Museo de los Niños (Children’s Museum), located in the city district of Abasto, and also promoting the Attorney’s General Office through graphic means distributed in the city neighbourhoods and in soccer stadiums, as well as the official stand at the annual Buenos Aires Book Fair.

Francisco Werneck Maranhão

Partner, Pinheiro Neto Advogados


Biography
Education, academic degree:

Master in Sciences (Infrastructure Regulation) from the London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE (2005/2006). Law degree from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1999).

Professional Experience:

Joined Pinheiro Neto Advogados in 1996. Partner Since 2011. Foreign associate at Slaughter and May, London (2004/2005).

Specialist areas:

Mergers & Acquisitions, Compliance, Oil & Gas.

Jose Visoso Lomelin

Partner, Galicia Abogados


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