Monday, 29 October 2018, 555 13th Street, Washington, DC

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Chairs

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 global practice group leader of the firm’s Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group (which has over 100 dedicated project finance attorneys).

Pedro García Morales

Garrigues, Santiago

Pedro has provided advisory services in respect of financing transactions to both local and international financial institutions, subject to Chilean or foreign laws, including recently an operation for the acquisition of a Chilean company amounting to 800 million US dollars. In infrastructures and energy, the projects on which he has provided advice most recently include the financing of a transmission line for a toll highway. He has provided advisory services in relation to over 30 financing operations for both unconventional and conventional renewable energy projects. He has represented the creditors in the renegotiation of the debt of the greater part of Chile's salmon-producing companies and many large enterprises.

Carolina Walther-Meade

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York

Carolina Walther-Meade is a partner in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance and Latin America Practice Groups.

Programme

8.45: Welcome coffee and registration

9.15: Chairs’ opening remarks

Daniel Bartfeld, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York
Pedro García Morales, Garrigues, Santiago
Carolina Walther-Meade, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York

9.30: Oil and gas going strong

  • The continued rise in the number of gas fired projects in the region
  • Pipeline projects
  • LNG-related projects across Latin America

10.30: Coffee break

11.00: Transportation infrastructure: The sky (or the road!) is the limit

  • Continued deal flow in Colombia’s 4G Projects
  • Latam Airports
  • The Argentina toll road auction
  • Re-bidding and expansion of toll roads and new hospitals in Chile

12.00: Coffee break

12.30: Renewables: Lighting up the Americas

  • Continued growth and pipelines in Chile and Uruguay
  • Impact of the renewable energy reform in Mexico
  • Cerro Dominador and other regional developments
  • RenovAr             

13.30: Networking lunch

14.45: Elections and shifting winds

A look at the impact of recently elected (or to be elected) administrations in the region:

  • What to expect in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, as well as the upcoming Brazilian election
  • Peru after Odebrecht and PPK
  • Financings in Brazil are back!
  • Argentina –look back at 2018 and what to expect in 2019

15.45: Coffee break

16.15: Trends in financing sources

  • The role of multilaterals, development finance institutions and ECAs
  • The increasing importance of private equity as a source of financing and its impact
  • The continuing appeal of project bond deals; whether 144A deals or private placements
  • Financing higher up in the capital structure: mezzanine/holdco loans
  • Institutions as direct lenders in Chile [Rules that allow life insurance companies and pension funds to participate directly as lenders in syndicated project finance]
  • The impact of Basel III for long term project finance

17.15: Chairs’ closing remarks

Daniel Bartfeld, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York
Pedro García Morales, Garrigues, Santiago
Carolina Walther-Meade, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York

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

 

Venue

555 13th Street, NW, Columbia Square, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., 20004, USA

Ticket prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early $750 

14 September 2018

Early $950 12 October 2018
Standard $1250 29 October 2018

 

In-house/governmental
Type Price
Standard Complimentary