Capital Raising and Deal Making in Latin America

Bogotá symposium examined Latin America's capital markets, regional energy and infrastructure investment opportunities and arbitration in infrastructure projects.

01 December 2014

Latham & Watkins hosted a half-day symposium in Bogotá, Colombia, during which ten industry leaders examined Latin America's capital markets, investment opportunities in the region's energy and infrastructure projects and arbitration in infrastructure projects.

More than 100 guests, including representatives from corporations, investment banks, private equity firms and other professional services firms, attended the symposium.

Key discussion topics during the symposium’s panel presentations included:

Arbitration in Infrastructure Projects
• Colombia’s newly-established international commercial arbitration statute
• The arbitration clause within the Colombian National Infrastructure Agency’s standard concession agreement

Investment Opportunities in Energy and Infrastructure Projects
• Colombia’s “Fourth Generation” roadway infrastructure project

Capital Markets Update
• The JOBs Act in Latin America, including emerging growth companies (EGC), Foreign Private Issuers (FPIs) and “Testing the Waters”

Roderick Branch, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP; Alexander Cohen, Partner Latham & Watkins LLP; Tony Del Pino, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP; Fernando Mantilla-Serrano, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP; Lucas Marulanda, Partner, Inverlink; Luis Fernando Andrade Moreno, President, Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI); Hector Paez, International Associate, Latham & Watkins LLP; Manuel García Podestá, Director, Advent International; Antonio Aljure Salame, Universidad del Rosario; and Andrés Baracaldo Sarmiento, Vicepresidente – Director de Inversiones, Corficolombiana served as panelists.

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