With declining oil prices and a continuously developing energy, mining and infrastructure (EMI) landscape, one thing is certain: Latin America still stands as a region with enormous amounts of energy, mining and infrastructure resources.

In 2012, we hosted a successful seminar entitled “International Major Projects Forum: Spotlight on Latin America.” Join us this April as we welcome back to Tokyo our strong Latin America delegates, representing six countries in the region. They will be here to share their insights on Latin America’s evolving EMI sector in a special seminar, as well as be available for one-on-one client visits.

The 2015 Latin America Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Forum gives you an opportunity to:

  • learn about risk matrix and compliance framework when investing in Latin America projects;
  • understand the most popular financial structures, precedents and trends of project finance in Latin America;
  • gain more insight into the oil and gas sector;
  • know more about the latest legal developments in the region;
  • participate in a panel discussion about recent changes on foreign investment, tax, law and incentives for investors, as well as prospective EMI projects for 2015 ; and
  • network with peers.
Time Agenda
8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am – 9:05 am Welcome Remarks
9:05 am – 9:15 am Overview of the EMI sector in Latin America
9:15 am – 10:30 am Project finance in Latin America
10:30 am – 11:15 am Oil and gas in Latin America
11:15 am – 11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 12:00 pm New Argentine law promoting investment
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Mexico energy reform and program for major infrastructure projects
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Panel Discussion
Risk matrix and compliance framework of Latin American projects
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Panel Discussion
Recent changes in Latin America and Prospective EMI projects for 2015

Register Now

If you have any specific topic that you would like us to cover, please feel free to email us.

The event will be held at the Baker McKenzie Office, Tokyo, on 20 April 2015.

This forum is complimentary. Please click on the register button to ensure your seat.

Our Latin America partners will also be available for one-on-one client visits. If you would like to check the possibility of meeting with them, please contact us.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the event.


Adolfo Durañona
Partner, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Adolfo has extensive experience working on corporate and commercial transactions for companies in the oil & gas, mining and natural resources industries. He was an ad honorem adviser at the Legal and Technical Secretariat of the Presidency of the Argentine Republic. He handles commercial agreements, major projects, as well as mergers and acquisitions in Argentina.

José Roberto Martins
Partner, São Paulo, Brazil

José Roberto chairs the Energy, Chemicals, Mining & Infrastructure Industry Group. He is recognized by Chambers & Partners and Latin Lawyer as a leading lawyer in the Energy & Natural Resources areas in Brazil. Since the 1990’s, he has been leading major privatizations, concessions, mergers, acquisitions and greenfield development projects in the power, natural gas and infrastructure industries in Brazil.

Antonio V. Ortúzar, Jr.
Partner, Santiago, Chile

Antonio heads the Mining Practice Group of the Firm’s Santiago office and is the joint coordinator of the Latin America Energy, Mining, Chemicals and Infrastructure Group. He regularly represents mining clients in all phases of mining projects from “green field” to “brown field”, including acquisition, financing, exploitation, operation and closing.

Alejandro C. Mesa-Neira
Partner, Bogotá, Colombia

Alejandro leads the Firm’s Energy Law practice in Bogota and has over 12 years’ experience advising on oil and gas and power generation and transmission matters. He was recognized for his energy practice in the 2011 edition of Chambers Latin America and was listed in the inaugural ranking for Best Lawyers of Colombia.

Juan B. García-Garza
Partner, Mexico City, Mexico

Juan coordinates the Real Estate Practice Group in Monterrey, Mexico, and has more than 17 years of experience practicing in his field. He is recognized as a leading practitioner in real estate law by Chambers Latin America (2009-2013).

Jorge Guadarrama-Yanez
Partner, Mexico City, Mexico

Jorge has more that 12 years of experience working on infrastructure and Major Projects. He focuses his practice in private and public bids and contracts, including concessions and PPP projects related to infrastructure projects in general and the relevant aspects of Project Finance, regulatory and permitting.

Juan Carlos de los Heros Echecopar
Partner, Lima, Peru
Juan Carlos has advised fin

ancial entities acting as lenders or structuring agents, investment banks and companies from various sectors and has participated in the acquisition of companies and assets, as well as in PPP public tenders, construction agreements and negotiations relating to infrastructure projects. He has been listed among the International Who’s Who of ProfessionalsChambers and Partners Latin America and Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in project finance.


Anne K.T. Hung
Partner, Tokyo

Anne leads the Major Projects: Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Group of Baker McKenzie’s Tokyo office. She regularly advises well-known Japanese utilities, banks, mining, construction and trading companies in power, natural resources and other major project matters. Anne was named Best Practitioner for Energy and Resources at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards 2013.

Bruno Duarte
Associate, Tokyo

Originally hailing from our São Paulo office, Bruno practices in the areas of public law, government affairs, regulatory and infrastructure projects, including litigation, especially in cases involving public entities and regulatory agencies or infrastructure projects. He is also active in infrastructure work including advising on public tenders and contracts with the government, concessions, public-private partnership contracts and reviewing international project documentation.






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Adolfo Durañona (Argentina), José Roberto Martins (Brazil),Antonio V. Ortúzar, Jr. (Chile),Alejandro C. Mesa-Neira (Colombia), Juan B. García-Garza (Mexico), Jorge Guadarrama-Yanez (Mexico),Juan Carlos de los Heros Echecopar (Peru), Bruno Duarte (Tokyo)

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