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Tuesday, February 21, Chicago


In a globalized world where international trade agreements and the geopolitical and macroeconomic environment are constantly changing at all levels, local and multinational companies always face challenges when doing business in multiple jurisdictions.

To help you deal with these challenges strategically, we invite you to join us for a breakfast briefing on February 21, 2017. Seasoned practitioners will discuss with you recent developments in Latin America, provide global updates on the trade and commercial landscape and discuss the implications for companies doing business in the region.

The seminar could help your business identify opportunities and challenges brought about by the changes in international trade and mitigate future risks through strategic decision-making in Latin America and globally.

Our experts from North America, Latin America and Europe will share their insights on the following topics:

  • The new US Presidency: What does it mean for trade in Latin America?
  • Regional Trade Agreements and their Impact on International Commerce in the Americas
  • International Trade and Transfer Pricing Rules in Latin America

This event is complimentary, but registration is required. If you or a colleague would like to attend, please register here by no later than Thursday, February 16, 2017.

We look forward to your participation. Thank you!



Date: February 21, 2017

Time: 08:00 – 11:30 am

Baker & McKenzie
300 East Randolph Street
Suite 5000
Chicago, Illinois
60601 United States


CLE and CPE credits available


For more information please contact:

Ximena Londono

Marketing Coordinator
+57 1 634 1500 Ext. 2712


About this Event

Date: February 21, 2017


08:00 – 08:30 am Registration and breakfast
08:30 – 08:40 am Welcome remarks
08:40 – 09:30 am The New US Presidency: What does it mean for trade in Latin America?
09:30 – 10:20 am Regional Trade Agreements and their Impact on International Commerce in the Americas
10:20 – 11:10 am International Trade and Transfer Pricing Rules in Latin America
11:10 – 11:30 am Closing remarks


Baker McKenzie 300 East Randolph Street, Suite 5000 | Conference room: Inns Chicago, Illinois 60601 United States   CLE and CPE credits: Approved for 2.5 California general CLE credits, 2.5 Illinois general CLE credits, 3.0 New York areas of professional practice CLE credits, and 2.5 Texas general CLE credits. Florida and Virginia CLE applications can be made upon request. Participants requesting CLE for other states will receive Uniform CLE Certificates.

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a California and Illinois CLE approved provider. Baker & McKenzie LLP has been certified by the New York State CLE Board as an accredited provider in the state of New York for the period 12/12/15-12/11/18. This program may earn newly admitted New York attorneys credit under Areas of Professional Practice. Baker & McKenzie LLP is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE.

Approved for 3.0 Texas CPE credits. A uniform certificate for 3.0 CPE credits will be provided for participants to use for CPE credit applications in other states. We have registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor (sponsor #7260). This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE program.

To request more information about any continue legal education credits not listed herein, please contact Ximena Londoño.



USA | + 1 312 861 7589 |

Miguel Noyola is the Chair of Baker McKenzie’s International Commercial Practice Group in North America. Miguel’s practice focuses on foreign investment and international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, particularly with respect to Mexico and Latin America.


MEXICO | + 52 656 629 1321 |

Manuel Padron is the Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Regional International Commercial and Trade Practice Group in Latin America. Manuel has extensive experience in the manufacturing “maquiladora” industry in all matters associated to their business planning and compliance. His practice concentrated in the representation of foreign investors doing business in Latin America.


USA | + 1 312 861 8675 |

Paul Amberg is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office, where he handles international trade and compliance issues. He advises multinational companies on US export controls, trade sanctions, antiboycott rules and US customs laws. He also counsels on cross-border compliance issues.


USA | +1 312 861 2923 |

Amy de la Lama is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office and provides advice to a wide range of financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, sourcing providers, retail companies, online businesses, and other organizations regarding the legal aspects of global privacy and data protection, data security, information technology, and related restrictions on data collection and movement.  Ms. de La Lama also has assisted both customers and vendors with outsourcing transactions and has assisted clients with information technology issues.


MEXICO | + 52 55 5279 2947 |

Adriana Ibarra Fernandez is a partner and coordinator of the International Commercial & Trade Practice Group in Baker McKenzie’s Mexico City office; she is also Co-Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Pacific Alliance Taskforce. Adriana has over twenty years of experience in international trade matters. She focuses her practice on customs matters, rules of origin, verifications of origin and related subjects in terms of the FTAs to which Mexico is a party, tariff classification, customs valuation, maquila (IMMEX), and other programs for the promotion of imports and exports, as well as non-tariff import regulations.


MEXICO | + 52 818 399 1371 |

Carlos Linares is the Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Latin America Regional Tax Practice Group. Carlos is responsible for coordinating compliance, planning and controversy transfer pricing projects for multinational companies with operations in Latin American countries, which have adopted transfer pricing regulations. He also coordinates projects in areas such as financial valuation, energy economics, customs valuation and anti-dumping.


BRAZIL | + 55 11 3048 6812 |

Alessandra Machado is a partner in the Tax Practice Group of Trench, Rossi e Watanabe, with whom Baker McKenzie has a strategic cooperation agreement with. Alessandra is knowledgeable in matters relating to international trade and tax law, including customs valuation, tariff classification, drawback and other customs regimes, export and import controls, as well as foreign trade agreements.


CANADA | +4168652334 |

James Small is of counsel in Baker McKenzie’s Toronto office, where he leads the Trade Advisory Practice of the North America International Commercial Group. James focuses his practice on investment protection, preserving market access, trade negotiations and regulatory transparency. He mainly advises on the legal, compliance and strategic issues facing global businesses engaged in the cross-border trade in goods, services and foreign direct investment. This includes: advising on the implementation of the EU Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) for Canadian and European clients; addressing the implications of Brexit on North American business and financial interests; mitigating the impact on the renegotiation of NAFTA for North American clients; and advising on how to strengthen the global cross border trade in data while protecting personal privacy.


ARGENTINA | + 54 11 4310 2263 |

Esteban Rópolo is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Buenos Aires office, where he manages the International Commercial and Trade Practice Group and the Antitrust Group. Esteban routinely advises multinational and local companies on antitrust, foreign trade and general practice matters.

*In cooperation with Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados


Ximena Londono is a Regional Management Liaison in Baker McKenzie, Bogota office.