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IBA - Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: Challenges and Best Practices in the Era of Compliance

International Bar Association


When: 20–22 March 2019

Where: W Santiago Hotel, Santiago, Chile

A conference co-presented by the IBA Latin American Regional Forum and the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee

Latin America has experienced important changes and new challenges to mergers and acquisitions activity during the last few years. Compliance and best practice have arrived in all jurisdictions, companies and law firms, and they are now part of a new landscape. Uncertainties are being left behind, but there is a lot to do to continue the growth in developing Latin American economies, with a new political spectrum in most of the countries. This Conference will address these changes and challenges, as well as the opportunities that the implementation of best practice can create, opening the M&A activity in the region to more investors around the world.


  • A review of the Latin American M&A market
  • Antitrust – the new frontier of merger control
  • Best practice and compliance in M&A
  • Building ‘the’ M&A team and pricing the M&A deal
  • Commodities in Latin America
  • How compliance has been dealt with in law firms
  • Cybersecurity and data protection in M&A
  • Distressed M&A opportunities
  • Due diligence in the era of compliance
  • Family business in M&A
  • Funding M&A deals
  • Governance, stewardship and activism
  • M&A war stories
  • Private equity
  • The in-house perspective
  • Why some M&A transactions fail




20 - 22 March 2019
Santiago, Chile