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Danielle Valois is a Principal in Baker McKenzie's Rio de Janeiro office.

With global acknowledgement of the spiraling negative impact of carbon emissions on the planet, many countries are swiftly launching efficient, low-cost hydrogen-based solutions for the future mobility industry and have agreed to accelerate zero-emission vehicles at the recent COP26 conference. The goal is to have climate-friendly techniques on road vehicles, synthetic fuels and, for the aviation and maritime sectors, developing a hydrogen transport and distribution infrastructure, as well as expanding the network of hydrogen refueling stations.

On 1 June 2021, the President sanctioned Complementary Law 182/2021 (“Legal Framework for Startups”). The main goal of the new law is to promote and encourage innovative entrepreneurship in the country, focusing on the growth of startups as a path to economic, social, and environmental development; and the modernization of the Brazilian business environment.

The Latin America energy, mining and infrastructure industry is transitioning to a New Normal. The evolving market conditions drive the need for new regulations and business strategies to be addressed by governments and multinational and local companies in the sector. We invite you to listen to our Latin America Energy,…