Thursday, 16 November 2017, 555 13th Street, Washington, DC

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Daniel Bartfeld

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York

Dan Bartfeld is a partner in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and is the practice group leader of the firm’s Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group (which has over 100 dedicated project finance attorneys). Mr. Bartfeld's practice focuses primarily on the representation of financial institutions, developers and multi-national companies in a wide range of oil/gas, petrochemical, power/renewable energy and transportation infrastructure-related projects in Latin America.


8.45: Welcome coffee and registration

9.15: Chair's opening remarks

Daniel Bartfeld, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York

9.30: Gas-fired power returns!

The last year has seen a resurgence of gas-fired projects throughout the region. Some are fueled by LNG imports, while others - in Mexico in particular - are fueled by gas piped in from the US. This panel will examine new trends in this space and current and future activity.

10.30: Coffee break

10.50: Transportation infrastructure

Infrastructure finance continues to be a driver for the project finance market in Latin America. This panel will examine the current state of Colombia's 4G infrastructure program, one of the more visible infrastructure programs in the region, and address lessons learned and potential challenges. Panelists will also discuss infrastructure development and opportunities across the region generally - especially regarding airports and ports.

12.00: Coffee break

12.30: Growing demand for renewables

High electricity prices, growing demand and reduced pricing on solar panels/wind turbines have spurred investments in renewable energy across the region, with Chile, Mexico and Uruguay leading the way. Other nations are looking to attract investment in the sector with eyes trained on Colombia and Argentina in particular. This panel will discuss developments in the region and will examine the strategy and regimes for attracting renewable energy investments.

13.30: Networking lunch

14.45: Argentina on the rise

Argentina is back in the international capital markets and there are many investment opportunities available to address underinvestment in infrastructure and power. This panel will explore the current realities of getting deals done in Argentina - as well as opportunities, challenges and solutions for the project finance market in the country.

15.45: Coffee break

16.15: Bonds are back

The project finance market is increasingly tapping the bond market as a funding source. This panel will explore structures that have been used to finance both greenfield and brownfield projects (and re-financings) - and the lessons learned in the various markets in which they have been used.

17.15: Chair's closing remarks

Daniel Bartfeld, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York 

17.30 onwards: All delegates are invited to a drinks reception kindly hosted by Hogan Lovells


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  • “The conference was very well organised and the level of speakers made it really productive and interesting.”

    Fernanda Ruiz Tomasoni Laender, Senior Counsel
    Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

  • “Simply perfect! Outstanding speakers, very interesting content and deep discussions on the same event.”

    Marcel de Melo Santos, Director of Legal Services
    Magna International Inc.

  • “Great conference, high-level speakers and discussions. I appreciated the debate model rather than powerpoint presentations.”

    Gabriela Righetto
    Procter & Gamble


Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early $900  6 Oct 2017
Early $1,050 3 Nov 2017
Standard $1,300 16 Nov 2017


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