Brazil and Argentina: Is it Time for U.S. Investors to Get Back in the Water?

28 July 2016
Organizer: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Brazilian American Chambers of Commerce
Location: Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

In Brazil, it was hoped that President Rousseff’s impeachment would bring several months of uncertainty to an end, but some would argue that the new government is just as unstable as Rouseff’s was, and the country continues to face significant macro-economic and political challenges. In Argentina, the new government seems certainly more “market friendly” than the prior Kirchners’ administrations; but can it really deliver on its promises without causing massive political backlash? These two economies continue to be challenged on a variety of fronts; yet we are seeing promising signs of a renewed interest in investing in Brazil and Argentina to take advantage of lower valuations and future growth opportunities. Which sectors are targeted by investors? How are investors dealing with the continuing political risk and the uncertainty regarding liabilities from the past? What approaches and structures are used to limit their economic exposure while dipping their toes in the water again?

Join us as we bring to our breakfast roundtable a select group of leading practitioners from the legal and investment banking industries in the U.S., Argentina and Brazil, to discuss these and other questions relevant to PE and strategic investors alike, as they consider investments in these important Latin American markets.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
919 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022


8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.


Hiram Pagano Filho, Mattos Filho Advogados, Partner
Michael J. Gillespie, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Partner
Maurizio Levi-Minzi, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Partner
Ramon I. Moyano, Estudio Beccar Varela, Partner
Corrado Varoli, G5 | Evercore, CEO and Founding Partner


This program is being planned with the intention that its attendees qualify for 1.5 hours of General CLE credit for their participation.