Private equity climate in Latin America: current legal developments and tax structuring

Nueva York, 9 de junio de 2008



While overall private-equity activity may be slowing, there are those who forecast that Latin America will be an area of significant activity in 2008-2009. Several significant US funds, along with some local firms, are players in the region.


The session will discuss how their investments are structured from a legal and tax perspective, emphasizing intermediaries and tax treaties, e.g., the first tax treaty signed by Colombia, finally in force, the Spanish-Colombian tax treaty. The session will also discuss the acquisition of businesses in Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia; the use of stock options; and exit considerations particular to Latin America.


The firms hosting this event are leading law firms in Argentina (Pérez Alati, Gondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz), Brazil (Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice ), Colombia (Reyes Abogados Asociados ) and Spain and Portugal (Cuatrecasas ).