Seminar  Seminar

Doing Deals in and with Emerging Markets: BRICs and Beyond 2013


Why you should attend

With emerging markets players, like those of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries, playing an ever greater role in the global economy, attorneys and other professionals facilitating cross-border transactions need to familiarize themselves with their perspective on inbound and outbound investments. According to a recent Office for Economic Co-operation and Development study, emerging markets will account for over 60% of global economic output by 2030.

This program will provide a comprehensive overview of the most pressing legal issues involved in international dealmaking in and with emerging markets.

Attorneys and other professionals in the field will benefit from the insights offered by a stellar faculty, who will draw on decades of combined experience to share the best practices and most effective strategies they have learned and successfully employed. This program will bring together dozens of leading attorneys with global expertise, providing an excellent networking opportunity in addition to an unmatched learning experience.

What you will learn

  • Due diligence and valuation issues in deals involving emerging market players
  • Negotiating issues in dealing with emerging market players
  • Adapting deal terms to local practices and issues
  • Antitrust considerations in international deals
  • In-bound investments: facilitating investments by emerging market companies
  • Resolving disputes in international deals
  • Ethical issues for clients and their lawyers facilitating international transactions
  • Adhering to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) regulations
  • How to hire and manage local counsel
Special Feature

Earn 1 hour of ethics credit

Who should attend

General counsel; lawyers practicing corporate law involving international transactions, investment, mergers, and acquisitions; and investment bankers or other professionals conducting transnational business will benefit from attending this program.

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

9:00 Introduction

9:15 Doing Deals in BRICs: Due Diligence and Negotiation Issues

  • Due diligence in Emerging Markets: similarities and differences
  • Impact of local business practices on deal terms
  • Effective negotiating strategies in cross-cultural contexts
  • Contracting with State Owned Entities
Moderator: Maurizio Levi-Minzi
Panelists: Paulo Cezar Aragão, Jaime Herrera, Kirtee Kapoor, Benjamin R. Newland

10:15 Antitrust Considerations in International Deals
  • Recent developments in the antitrust frameworks applicable to deals in Emerging Markets
  • Dealing with antitrust considerations in foreign acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Antitrust enforcement
Moderator: John Du
Panelists: Janet Hui, Kirtee Kapoor, Mariana Villela

11:15 Break

11:30 Resolving International Disputes
  • Case studies and examples of successful resolution
  • Problem-solving approaches that work
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural differences
Moderator: Maurizio Levi-Minzi
Panelists: Ana Carolina Beneti, Elina Mereminskaya, Dietmar W. Prager

12:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session: 1:45 - 5:00 p.m.

1:45 Inbound Investments
  • Negotiating with the Emerging Market investor
  • Dealing with the most common impediments
  • Clearing regulatory hurdles and national security issues
Moderator: John Du
Panelists: Chantal E. Kordula, Maurizio Levi-Minzi, Yabo Lin

2:45 Ethics and Anti-Corruption Enforcement
  • Ethical issues for clients and their lawyers facilitating international transactions
  • Varying corporate cultures, and avoiding impropriety
  • Recent developments in FCPA enforcements involving Emerging Market
Moderator: John Du
Panelists: Lina A. Braude, Michael McGowen, Mauro M. Wolfe

3:45 Break

4:00 How to Choose and Work with Local Law Firms
  • Selecting and working with local counsel
  • Interacting between international counsel and local counsel
  •  Facilitating effective communication
Moderator: Maurizio Levi-Minzi
Panelists: Carlos Gonzalez, Fred M. Lowenfels, Sarah A. Mudho
Co-Chair(s)
John Du ~ Jun He Law Offices LLC
Maurizio Levi-Minzi ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Speaker(s)
Paulo C Aragao ~ Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao
Ana Carolina Beneti ~ Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Lina A. Braude ~ Baker & McKenzie LLP
Carlos Gonzalez ~ Vice President & Corporate Counsel - Mergers & Acquisitions, Prudential Insurance Company of America
Jaime Herrera ~ Posse Herrera Ruiz
Janet Hui ~ Jun He Law Offices LLC
Kirtee Kapoor ~ Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Chantal E. Kordula ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Yabo Lin ~ Sidley Austin LLP
Fred M. Lowenfels ~ General Counsel, Transammonia Inc.
Michael McGowen ~ Chief Counsel, Cabot Corporation
Elina Mereminskaya ~ Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana
Sarah A. Mudho ~ Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Benjamin R. Newland ~ King & Spalding LLP
Dietmar W. Prager ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Mariana Villela ~ Veirano Advogados
Mauro M. Wolfe ~ Duane Morris LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Janet L. Siegel ~ Practising Law Institute
New York City Seminar Location

PLI New York Center, 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor), New York, New York 10019. Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733.

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