Thursday, 5th December 2019, 555 13th Street, NW, Columbia Square, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., 20004, USA

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Chairs

Carolina Walther-Meade

Milbank LLP, New York

Carolina Walther-Meade is a partner in the New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance and Latin America Practice Groups. Ms. Walther-Meade has extensive experience in cross-border financings and international project finance and development, with an emphasis on oil and gas, infrastructure, mining and energy projects throughout Latin America. She has also been involved in numerous multi-jurisdictional acquisition financings and structured financings in the region. Her practice includes representation of commercial bank syndicates, multilateral and export credit agencies and other lenders, as well as corporate developers and industrial groups.

Daniel Bartfeld

Milbank LLP, New York

Dan Bartfeld is a partner in the New York office of Milbank and is the practice group leader of the firm’s Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group (which has over 120 dedicated project finance attorneys) and a member of the firm's Global Executive Committee. Mr. Bartfeld's practice focuses primarily on the representation of financial institutions, private equity investors, multinational companies and developers in a wide range of power, energy and infrastructure-related projects in the US and Latin America (development, financing and M&A). Mr. Bartfeld is a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences, and is recognized by many publications as one of the world's leading energy/infrastructure lawyers.

Jean Paul Chabaneix

Rodrigo Elias & Medrano, Lima

Jean Paul Chabaneix leads the Project Finance, Banking and Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets practice group at Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima. He has extensive experience on transactional matters in the electricity, mining, oil and gas, retailers, industrial, construction, education, pension funds and transportation industries, among others. Jean Paul has been an international lawyer for Shearman & Sterling (New York, 1995), and is repeatedly recognized as one of the top practitioners in his area in the Peruvian legal market by prestigious publications such as Chambers & Partners, Latin Lawyer, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, International Financial Law Review, among others. He has acted as an arbitrator in ICSID administered investment disputes.

Speakers

Amy Springs

Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, EIGPartners, Houston

Carlos de María y Campos

Galicia Abogados, Mexico City

Claudette Christian

Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC

David Penna

Vice President, Office of Strategic Initiative of OPIC/DFC, Washington, DC

Guillermo Ortiz Ayala

Director, Project Finance, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, New York

Isabella Saval

Director, Natural Resources, Global Structured Finance - Latin America, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, New York

Jeremy Bennett

Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Washington, DC

Jon Edwards

Vice President, Infrastructure Finance and Advisory, JPMorgan Chase & Co, New York

Jorge Camiña

Director of Infrastructure Debt, Allianz Global Investors, New York

Jorge Cervantes Trejo

Gonzalez Calvillo, Mexico City

José Luis Ambrosy

Claro & Cia., Santiago

Juan Antonio Egüez

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez, Lima

Marcos Paulo Veríssimo

Machado Meyer, São Paulo

Pablo Sorj

Mattos Filho, Rio de Janeiro

Pedro García Morales

Garrigues, Santiago

Robert Kartheiser

Paul Hastings, New York

Sami Mir

Allen & Overy, Washington, DC

Tobey Collins

Managing Director of Structured Finance & Energy, Astris Finance, Washington, DC

Programme

8.45: Welcome coffee and registration 

9.10: Chairs’ opening remarks 

Daniel Bartfeld, Milbank LLP, New York 
Carolina Walther-Meade, Milbank LLP, New York

9.20: Gas projects on the upswing: Continued growth, development and financing

The region is experiencing a continued upswing in gas-related projects. This panel will focus on a wide range of projects, including LNG-related projects (such as CELSE and Gas Natural Açu) and gas-fired power plants.  Panelists will provide market insights on all stages of such projects from development to financing.  

Moderator:
Claudette Christian, Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC

Panel:
Jorge Cervantes Trejo, Gonzalez Calvillo, Mexico City
Pablo Sorj, Mattos Filho, Rio de Janeiro
Isabella Saval, Director, Natural Resources, Global Structured Finance - Latin America, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, New York

10.30: Coffee break

11.00: Development and financing of transportation infrastructure in Latin America

The transportation infrastructure sector continues to be a focus of development and financing in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on toll roads and airports. Colombia continues to churn out 4G toll road financing success stories, thanks to a number of new finance providers and M&A activity around concessions. Speakers will also assess project bonds as a means to finance projects in the airport sector, and discuss upcoming marquee projects around the region.

Moderator:
Carolina Walther-Meade, Milbank LLP, New York

Panel:
Jon Edwards, Vice President, Infrastructure Finance and Advisory, JPMorgan Chase & Co, New York
Jeremy Bennett, Director, Structured Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Washington, DC
Sami Mir, Allen & Overy, Washington, DC

12.00: Coffee break

12.30: Renewables: Reforms, challenges and M&A opportunities

The renewable energy space continues to be active, with projects ranging from greenfield development to mergers and acquisitions.  Our panelists will discuss the impact of the renewable energy reforms in the region, as well as challenges arising in recent and upcoming projects and the best way to address them. Speakers will concentrate on the region's renewables hot spots - Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and Mexico.

Moderator:
Carlos de María y Campos, Galicia Abogados, Mexico City

Panel:
José Luis Ambrosy, Claro & Cia., Santiago
Pedro García Morales, Garrigues, Santiago
Robert Kartheiser, Paul Hastings, New York

13.30: Networking lunch

14.45: Structuring project finance deals in a world of heightened compliance 

A number of Latin American infrastructure projects have been affected as a result of the Lava Jato (Car Wash) investigation and other corruption scandals. The process for granting infrastructure and other PPP projects and concessions, the imposition of anti-corruption  provisions, enforcement of termination and other rights, among other factors, have presented serious challenges to those structuring project financing transactions.  This panel will analyse the lessons learned from the recent wave of scandals, and ask whether the industry requires an overhall from a compliance perspective, to ensure the region's infrastructure demands can be met. 

Moderator:
Jean Paul Chabaneix, Rodrigo Elias & Medrano, Lima

Panel:
Marcos Paulo Veríssimo, Machado Meyer, São Paulo
Juan Antonio Egüez, Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez, Lima
David Penna, Vice President, Office of Strategic Initiative of OPIC/DFC, Washington, DC

15.45: Coffee break

16.15: From private equity, to project bonds - hot trends in financing sources

The region has benefited from capital and financing from a diverse range of sources, ranging from development financial institutions to private equity to the project bond market.  Our panelists will discuss the most relevant finance providers in their respective jurisdictions, identifying which are the most active where and discussing each type of lender's role and benefits.  

Moderator:
Daniel Bartfeld, Milbank LLP, New York

Panel:
Jorge Camiña, Director of Infrastructure Debt, Allianz Global Investors, New York
Tobey Collins, Managing Director of Structured Finance & Energy, Astris Finance, Washington, DC
Guillermo Ortiz Ayala, Director, Project Finance, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, New York
Amy Springs, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, EIGPartners, Houston

17.15: Chair's closing remarks

Jean Paul Chabaneix, Rodrigo Elias & Medrano, Lima

17.30 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Hogan Lovells

Venue

555 13th Street, NW, Columbia Square, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., 20004, USA

Testimonials

  • “Great and deep discussions about LATAM” Alberto Faro, Machado Meyer

  • “A very good group of panellists, well experienced, very active” Ernesto Partida, Galicia Abogados

     

Ticket Prices

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30 Oct 2019

Early $950 22 Nov 2019
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