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Latin Lawyer - GRR Live 2nd Annual Restructuring Summit

Monday, 5 June 2017. 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166, USA


Monday, 5 June 2017

09.00 AM to 18:00 PM

200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166, USA

Latin Lawyer and GRR are pleased to present a major one-day conference to be held in New York on Monday, 5 June 2017.

Chaired by Joy Gallup and Michael Fitzgerald, Paul Hastings, New York and Alfonso Castro, Santamarina y Steta, Mexico City

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Chaired by:

Joy Gallup, Paul Hastings, New York

Michael Fitzgerald, Paul Hastings, New York

Alfonso Castro, Santamarina y Steta, Mexico City

Keynote speaker:

Diego Gómez Pickering, Consul General of Mexico to New York City


Thomas Benes Felsberg, Felsberg, São Paulo

Gary Bush, Vice President, BNY Mellon, New York

Michel Diban, Morales & Besa, Santiago

Domingos Fernando Refinetti, Stocche Forbes, São Paulo

Jose Gonzales, Managing Partner, GCG Advisors, New York

Timothy Graulich, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York

Otávio Guazzelli, Managing Director, Co-Head, Moelis, São Paulo

Thomas Heather, Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, Mexico City

Juan José Delgado Alvarez, Co-Managing Partner, Interjuris, Caracas

Isabella de Magalhães Pinto SavalVice President, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking, New York

Renato MaggioMachado Meyer, São Paulo

Ignacio QuesadaManaging Director, Alvarez & Marsal, Mexico City

Robert RauchSenior Partner, Gramercy, Greenwich

Fábio RosasSouza, Cescon, Barrieu, & Flesch, São Paulo

Alejandro SainzCervantes Sainz, Mexico City

Marcos SpielerRothschild, São Paulo

Juan Valero, Strategy&, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mexico City

Pedro VelascoCreel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza Y Enriquez, Mexico City


9.30: Welcome coffee and registration

10.00: Chairs’ morning welcome

Joy Gallup and Michael Fitzgerald, Paul Hastings, New York
Alfonso Castro, Santamarina y Steta, Mexico City

10.10: Keynote speech: TBA


10.40: The Trump effect and Mexico

President Donald Trump’s election has hit the value of the Mexican Peso hard. Investors must now contend with the prospect of aggressive US tax cuts, border tariffs and the possible renegotiation of NAFTA. Which sectors will be hit hardest, what can companies do to rebalance their books and what does this all mean for Mexico’s restructuring space?

11.40: Coffee break

12.05: Is Chapter 15 still relevant for distressed Latin American companies?

A growing number of multijurisdictional Latin American restructuring cases including dollar-denominated debt reogranisations concluded in the past few years without a Chapter 15 filing. Why is this happening more frequently, what are the pros and cons of filing a Chapter 15 proceedings in the US and is it even a relevant process for heavily indebted Latin American companies?

12.50: Networking lunch

14.15: What would Brazil’s latest proposed bankruptcy law amendments mean for the market?

Brazil is still in recession and judicial restructuring proceedings are at record levels. However, local bankruptcy laws are notoriously complex and credit is tight. What can the Temer administration do to improve the situation and how likely is this to happen? 

15.15: Coffee break

15.35: Distressed asset restructuring: Lessons to be learned

In Brazil, a glut in worldwide sugar and ethanol production has hit Brazilian agribusiness. Meanwhile in Chile and Peru, the climatic effects of El Niño have depleted fishing stocks, leaving the industry in dire straits. How are cases like these best tackled and what lessons can be learned from the three countries’ different experiences?

16.35: Petrobras, PDVSA and Pemex: What does the future hold?

Latin America’s biggest oil companies have astronomical debt loads. Can Petrobras, PDVSA and Pemex do enough to stay afloat? If they can’t, what does this mean for upstream providers more generally and can big investors do anything to protect themselves in the current situation?

17.35: Chairs’ closing remarks               

Joy Gallup and Michael Fitzgerald, Paul Hastings, New York
Alfonso Castro, Santamarina y Steta, Mexico City

17.45 onwards: Delegates are invited to attend a cocktail reception kindly hosted by Interjuris


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