Can China Out-Trump the U.S. in LATAM?
InterContinental Presidente, Mexico City
November 6 - 9, 2018
The U.S. government “siege” on international trade and trade agreements and Chinese investment into the U.S. has accelerated the influence of foreign companies, especially Chinese companies, on the business culture in Latin America. The consequence is that more than ever before, Latin American businesses and governments have more options to make deals with less concern for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and similar EU anti-corruption laws and regulations. This leads to greater risk for U.S. companies. In addition, the limitations on Chinese investment into the U.S. will encourage not only Chinese companies, but U.S. multinational companies, to invest in other countries, including in Latin America. The panel will offer practical advice to in-house counsel and outside counsel on how to guard against this higher compliance risk, and will discuss the reconfiguration of foreign investment as a result of U.S. foreign investment policies.
Panel Chair & Moderator: Peter Quinter, GrayRobinson, P.A., Miami, FL
Panel Chair & Speaker: Alex Hao, JunHe LLP, China/New York
Speakers: Paul Edelberg, Fox Rothschild LLP, New York, NY
Joseph Jaffe, Guidepost Solutions LLC, New York, NY
Manny Supervielle, Veritas Assurance Partners, LLC, Miami, FL