Tuesday, 25 September 2018, New York, USA

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Todd Crider

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York and São Paulo

Co-Head of the Firm’s Latin America Practice, Todd Crider advises clients in international corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and project finance. He divides his time between New York and São Paulo, Brazil, where he is Co-Head of the office. In corporate finance, Todd has led transactions in Latin America and Europe, including advising on equity and debt offerings by issuers from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia, as well as Spain and Portugal.

Jean Michel Enríquez

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, Mexico City

Jean Michel Enríquez is a partner in the Mexico City office and member of the firm’s executive committee. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and capital markets. Among others, Mr. Enríquez regularly advises large multinationals and global private equity investors and sponsors on acquisitions and investments in Mexico across multiple industries.


8.00: Welcome coffee and registration

8.30: Chairs' welcome

Todd Crider, Simpson Thacher & BartlettNew York

Jean Michel Enríquez, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez, Mexico City

8.45: Overview presentations

Leading private equity insiders provide an insight on the industry in Latin America and market expectations.

9.15: The bankers' panel

Leading private equity bankers discuss the deal flow, opportunities and challenges in Latin America. Topics will include:

- The impact of global trade tensions on growth rates and investment

- The effect of rising rate environment in the US

- The effect of presidential and other elections in Latin America on PE and investments

- The importance being placed by foreign investors on political factors

- Key geographies

- Key sectors

10.15: Coffee break

10.45: Deal-making in an illiberal world

The increase in economic nationalism in the US and elsewhere stands to have a significant impact on the mechanics of deal-making and change the way regulators view transactions. The looming threat of a trade war also risks altering the underlying commercial terms of transactions. In this panel, practitioners will discuss how protectionist measures affect the structuring and approval processes in deal-making, assess the current thinking of regulators, and evaluate the available protections for investors to mitigate government actions.

11.45: Succeeding in fundraising

Leading practitioners will assess the state of fundraising in Latin America. Topics up for discussion include the importance or need for sponsor co-investment commitment as fundraising anchors, and the relevance of local pension money for fundraising purposes. Panellists will also consider the need or convenience of having side-car, parallel funds or similar structures for foreign investors as part of fundraising in Latin America. Finally, they will assess the increasing awareness of, and importance placed on, corporate governance by pension investors, and the emergence of investors activism in the region.

12.45: Networking lunch

14.00: Roundtable discussions

Through a series of roundtable discussions facilitated by leading practitioners, audience members will have the opportunity to get to the heart of a topical issue affecting their practice. Attendees will be organised into small groups designed to promote a dynamic discussion on the hot topics of law and practice. Topics are expected to include:

- Gun-jumping under competition law

- Key practice points in public M&A

- Practice pointers related to private equity exits

15.30: Coffee break

16.00: A fireside chat

Speaker to be announced. Past speakers include Hernando de Soto, President of Institute for Liberty and Democracy; General (Ret) David Petraeus, Chairman of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Global Institute; John Finley, Chief legal officer of the Blackstone Group; and Roger Altman, Chairman of Evercore Partners.

16.45: Looking to the future: a new class of investor

Latin America has seen a rise in investment from funds with long-term horizons, which is changing the private equity landscape.  This panel will discuss the impact of Canadian pension funds and sovereign funds from the Middle East and Asia with longer term horizons investing more heavily in the region’s infrastructure and key industries. Speakers will also unpick the legislation that allows such funds to pursue their investment strategies in Latin America.

17.45: Chairs' closing remarks

Todd Crider, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York

Jean Michel Enríquez, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez, Mexico City

18.00: Close of conference


New York, USA

Private Practitioner
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17 August 2018

Early $1,050 14 September 2018
Standard $1,375 25 September 2018


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