What is Next in the Practice of Law in Latin America? Capitalizing Opportunities and Negotiating Challenges
During the last decade Latin America has witnessed appreciable political changes. In certain cases traditional capitalistic models have been reemphasized, while other countries have turned sharply to more leftist (populist, to some) regimes.
Traditional rule of law building blocks have now shifted impacting the practice of legal profession in several countries. Lawyers have been forced to rethink their own practice, along with the structures of certain regional cross border transactions. In addition there has been a relative resurgence of State related international litigation.
These issues will be subject to in-depth discussion, with a focus on challenges and opportunities offered by this convoluted legal environment, with particular emphasis on the efforts of lawyers and law firms to preserve the rule of law.
Speakers from a wide array of Latin American countries will explain the recent developments affecting their own individual practices and discuss opportunities and challenges in each of their own jurisdictions.
Latin America and Caribbean Committee
ABA Young Lawyers Division
Program Chair & Moderator:
Torres, Posse Herrera & Ruiz
LUIS FELIPE ARZE S.
Carey & Allende Abogados
M. & M. Bomchil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Paz Horowitz S.A.
WALTER DOUGLAS STUBER
Walter Stuber Advogados
São Paulo, Brazil
JOSE GREGORIO TORREALBA
Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque
Luis Felipe Arze S.
Mr. Arze joined the Carey & Allende firm in Santiago, Chile in 2007. He was formerly General Counsel of the multinational company Unilever Chile and Latin-American Legal Regional Counsel for Unilever Foods.
From 1999 to 2003 he was an associate attorney at Cariola, Diez, Perez-Cotapos and Cia Limitada and at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, New York (2004). He also worked at the Brooklyn County Court, New York (1999) and volunteered for the New York Bar, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice Initiatives (2004).
Marcelo Bombau is a partner at M & M Bomchil in Buenos Aries, Argentina. Bombau is head of the M&A and media and entertainment practices. He has worked on relevant reorganizations and M&A deals, especially related to the media and entertainment areas.
Bruce Horowitz is a partner at Paz Horowitz in Quito, Ecuador.
Walter Douglas Stuber
Walter Douglas Stuber is a partner at Walter Stuber Advogados in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Jose Gregorio Torrealba
Jose Gregorio Torrealba is a partner at Hoet, PelÃ¡ez, Castillo & Duque in Caracas, Venezuela.
Jose Alejandro Torres
Jose Alejandro Torres is a partner at Posse, Herrera & Ruiz in Bogota, Colombia.