Wednesday, 6th November 2019, São Paulo, Brazil

To mark our ninth annual M&A conference, we are committing to having an even split of men and women on our speakers list. We think this sends a powerful message and helps to shine the spotlight on the fantastic women M&A lawyers practising in Latin America today. Latin Lawyer has long championed the importance of diversity, including through our regular women in law surveys. One theme that repeatedly comes up is the importance of visible women role models, which we hope this conference will play a part in providing.  There is widespread demand for greater participation of women in speaking roles at our events. Indeed, we already endeavour to have at least one women per panel on all of our events, but we want to raise the bar for our M&A event. We will have the same highly substantive content as always; this time with some fresh faces who will bring new perspectives and a diverse range of opinions. Our aim is to bring to the audience a stellar line up of fantastic men and women sharing their highly valued opinions on the current hot trends in M&A law.

Latin America’s M&A landscape remains as exciting and varied as ever. Speakers will consider the rise in public M&A deals, looking at recent hostile takeovers in the region, the role of company boards in corporate governance and the behaviour of shareholders, not least the emergence of shareholder activism.  As governments across Latin America continue to launch new infrastructure projects, a place has emerged for M&A activity alongside the financing structures more traditionally used to get projects off the ground. Panellists will discuss the associated opportunities in this and other, growing sectors, such as the tech industry. We will also hear what lenders have to say about Latin America’s M&A forecast as well as touching on the latest compliance issues. Throughout the day, the discussions will consider the implications of all of these topics on cross-border transactions, given their growing frequency in Latin America.

E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4137


Paul Schnell

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York

Paul Schnell has been named one of the leading lawyers in the U.S. and has been recognized globally and in the U.S. as a leading lawyer in areas such as M&A, private equity, corporate governance, corporate, finance, health care and Latin America.

Paola Lozano

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York

Paola Lozano is co-chair of Skadden’s Latin America Group and heads the firm’s Spanish language corporate practice. She also has served as a member of the firm’s Policy Committee.

Francisco Müssnich

BMA, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

Francisco Müssnich or Chico, as he likes to be called, is one of the founders of the BMA. He has unparalleled experience in a wide range of corporate matters and highly complex mergers and acquisitions.

Has actively participated in several cases of national and international arbitration and provided strategic advice on hostile takeovers and litigation situations. He has represented a list of clients, leaders in his area of ​​operation, in historical transactions in Brazil, in the last two decades.

In 2014, Chico was named one of the 15 most powerful lawyers in Brazil.

Monique Mavignier

BMA, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

Monique is a partner in the BMA's corporate area, with solid performance on both the buyer and seller side of public and private M & A transactions , asset disposals, financial and private equity  investments and corporate and capital market issues in general.

She has extensive experience with national and international clients in various sectors of the economy, such as beverages / food, retail, energy, technology and construction.

Further information

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São Paulo, Brazil


  • “Latin Lawyer conferences provide a great forum for the latest industry trends and regulations as well as networking with the leading industry players in the region. The quality of speakers and topics of discussion deliver a balanced academic and practical view of the law.” Marco Solano, Aguilar Castillo Love

  • “The conference was very well organised and the level of speakers made it really productive and interesting.” Fernanda Ruiz Tomasoni Laender, Senior Counsel
    Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.


Private Practitioner
Type Price Expires
Super Early $550  27 Sep 2019
Early $650 25 Oct 2019
Standard $750 06 Nov 2019


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