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Our diverse team of cross-border experts will host two virtual sessions to discuss and share their insights about key topics and challenges for your businesses in the region:

Challenges and solutions for investment protection in Latin America: Corporate restructuring and the scope of investment protection

Thursday, May 26

  • Spanish Session: 9:00 – 10:15 am CDT (GMT-5)
  • English Session: 10:30 – 11:45 am CDT (GMT-5)

The ongoing political changes happening throughout Latin America may drive significant changes to economic policies across the region. These changes have the likelihood of impacting foreign investments in Latin American countries. We invite you to join us as members of our Latin American Dispute Resolution practice take a closer look at the new political scenarios unfolding in several countries, and at the future of investment disputes in the region. Our team will share insights on the possibility of corporate restructuring under existing legislation, and strategies for litigation preparation to help your organization be ready for the times ahead.

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Spotlight on key litigation claims in Brazil: A new perspective on the impacts from COVID19 and ESG trends and hot topics

Wednesday, June 22

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm CDT (GMT-5)

As a result of the economic instability spawned by Covid-19, new causes for disputes have arisen in Brazil in a complex scenario riddled with economic and financial imbalance between parties. In an even more relevant trend, companies have been strengthening their ESG pillars, which in turn has been triggering new ESG-related litigation. That said, as the economy sets clear signs of recovery, and yet the business environment is still quite challenging, we would like to invite you to join the Dispute Resolution team in Brazil* to debate the future prospects of litigation in the region and its reflexes across the globe in a post-pandemic world.

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Rodrigo Díaz de Valdés heads the Dispute Resolution and Antitrust practice groups of Baker McKenzie's Santiago office. He has represented the Chilean State, as well as major transnational and local companies in a broad range of cases, from long-term energy contracts to construction, projects and investment protection matters. He is ranked among the most recommended lawyers for dispute resolution, antitrust and public law by Chambers & Partners. Rodrigo serves as arbitrator of the Center of Arbitration and the Chamber Commerce of Santiago, and is a professor of constitutional and civil law at the Catholic University’s School of Law. He has written articles for various publications, particularly on constitutional law, civil liabilities and arbitration matters.

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Maria del Carmen Tovar has participated in the process to promote private investment in companies and concessions both as counsel to the government and to bidders. She is recognized for her extensive knowledge of processes and contracts involving the State. She regularly acts as counsel in national and international arbitrations related to investments and public services and public works.

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L Andrew S. Riccio is a partner in the Firm’s New York office where he has been recognized by Super Lawyers for the last six years. Andrew regularly represents clients in international and domestic disputes before institutional (ICC, ICDR, LCIA, JAMS) and ad hoc tribunals, investment and treaty disputes before ICSID tribunals, and commercial litigation filed in federal and state courts. Andrew also has experience litigating contested matters arising in the restructuring and insolvency context in bankruptcy courts. Andrew serves on the joint New York-Miami Pro Bono Committee, organizing pro bono representation from the two offices. He actively represents individuals and organizations on a pro bono basis in an array of areas.

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Dr. Eugenio Hernández-Bretón has been practicing law since 1981. His main practice areas are energy and natural resources, as well as international and domestic arbitration and litigation. He also advises on international family and wills and estates law. He has been recognized by top legal directories including Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal. Dr. Hernández-Bretón is an elected member of the Venezuelan Academy of Political and Social Sciences, the Instituto Hispano Luso Americano de Derecho Internacional and the International Academy of Comparative Law. He is a tenured professor of law at Universidad Central de Venezuela, Universidad Monteávila and Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. He has authored three books and more than one hundred law articles.

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Joaquim de Paiva Muniz is a partner and head of the arbitration team of Brazil. Joaquim has an LL.M. from the University of Chicago and is the chair of the Arbitration Commission of the Rio de Janeiro Bar (OAB/RJ) and coordinator of arbitration courses of the Rio de Janeiro Bar, including a lato sensu graduate course. Joaquim is an officer of the Brazilian Arbitration and Mediation Center, which is the largest of its kind in Rio de Janeiro, as well as an author of many books, including the Arbitration Law of Brazil: Practice and Procedure (Juris Publishing, 2nd Edition 2015) and Curso Básico de Direito Arbitral (Juruá, 4rd Edition 2017).

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Marcio Polto is a Principal in Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados, Sao Paolo office. Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.

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Renata Campetti Amaral joined the firm in 2002 and became a partner in 2013. As a Senior Partner, she is the Head of the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability practice group in Brazil. She coordinates the sustainability initiatives conducted by the office. In the environmental and sustainability area, she coordinates several of the biggest cases of contamination and environmental regularization in the country. Renata provides advice on negotiations with authorities; judicial and administrative litigation; review of environmental aspects of financial institutions and operations; drafting and negotiation of environmental provisions in contracts and other commercial operations. She has vast experience in dealing with environmental management, legal audit and other organizational practices; regulatory and institutional analysis and environmental control; negotiation and implementation of environmental remediation plans; environmental licensing; legal aspects of biodiversity protection; environmental crisis management; development of preventive policies and strategies for companies; negotiation and drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of carbon credits. In matters related to Consumer Law, she conducts analysis of aspects of Consumer Law in contracts and commercial transactions, judicial and administrative litigations; works on the negotiated solution of matters related to Consumer Law; celebration of agreements with competent authorities; analysis, planning and supervision of legal aspects of recalls; marketing strategies and campaigns; aspects of Consumer Law in electronic commerce and in matters related to information technology and on the development of preventive policies and strategies for companies. Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.

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Giuliana Schunck is a Partner in Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados, Sao Paolo office. Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.

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Heloisa Barroso Uelze joined the Firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2005. She has over 25 years of practice and is currently the head of the Brazilian Public Law, Government Relations and Regulatory Group at Trench Rossi Watanabe. Heloisa is recognized as a leading practitioner in such areas of law by various international publications such as Chambers, LACCA, Análise Advocacia, and PLC. Before joining Trench Rossi Watanabe, Mrs. Uelze worked for thirteen years in a law firm specialized in Public Law created by four of the most regarded scholars in Administrative, Public, Tax and Constitutional Law In Brazil, all of them respected Professors that held PHDs: Celso Antonio Bandeira de Mello, Geraldo Ataliba, Adilson Abreu Dallari and Michel Temer. In April 2000 Heloisa was nominated – due to her recognized ethical reputation and specialized legal knowledge, head of the legal department of Federal Government Autarchy, where she stayed for 12 years. Such position was not inconsistent with the private practice of law. Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.

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Danielle Valois joined the Firm in 1999 and became partner in 2011. As a principal, she heads the Oil & Gas Practice in Brazil. Her practice is focused on energy cross-border transactions. She has a wide breadth of experience providing legal, regulatory and commercial support on M&A, international trades, Oil & Gas and infrastructure development projects, disputes, anti-corruption and sanction advice, policymaking and corporate governance. Danielle is accredited as a lawyer in Brazil and has a vast experience in working in international projects with multiple jurisdictions. Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.

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Tiago C. Vaitekunas Zapater joined the Firm in 2011 and became partner in 2016. He integrates the Dispute Resolution practice group, with focus on class actions, environmental litigation, product liability, internet litigation and complex litigation in general. Tiago C. Vaitekunas Zapater has a wide breadth of experience in environmental and urbanistic litigation. Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law

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