The Latin America energy, mining and infrastructure industry is transitioning to a new normal. The evolving market conditions drive the need for new regulations and business strategies to be addressed by governments and multinational and local companies in the sector.

We invite you to listen to our Latin America Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Podcast Series entitled Latin America EMI Talks in which we aim to explain and facilitate discussions about what we are seeing in each sector and what trends we can anticipate for the steadiness of our businesses.

Stabilizing

Our podcast on Stabilizing Operations in Latin America: Restructuring and Divestment Strategies in the Energy and Mining sectors starts with a conversation with brief context of the main challenges and opportunities that energy and mining companies are experiencing due to the pandemic effects on their businesses. The conversation continues with recovery strategies that companies are analyzing for the repurpose of their assets in the new normality. Finally, speakers navigate through the process of getting ready for the deal execution, highlighting the major concerns and opportunities in either a reorganization proceeding or a distressed divestment. Our speakers include Gabriel Gomez-Giglio, Ines Vazquez and Monica Pereira-Cavalcanti* with Jaime Trujillo as moderator.


Financial relief

Our podcast on Financial Relief Measures in Major Projects starts with an overview of a resilience stage about how major projects in Latin America have faced the pandemic effects due to the shutdown of operations or consumption downturn and how federal and state governments are reacting to provide financial relief measures to distressed companies. On a second and recovery stage, speakers discuss about the reopening: the new normal expectations and how this new situation might affect the investment environment on the major projects. Our speakers include Jose “Pepe” Barnola and Yoshie Concha, with Bruno Duarte* as moderator.

Challenges

Our podcast on Challenges and Solutions in EPC Projects in Latin America covers strategic points and legal issues one must consider in the planning stage prior to development, the most common reasons projects fail, new challenges brought on by the pandemic and how the crisis is impacting projects from a regulatory and contractual standpoint, solutions, perspectives on what the future will bring and areas of opportunities for EPC companies in energy projects during recovery in the region. Special thanks to our guest speaker, Noe Saenz, Country Manager, Burns & McDonnell. Other speaker is Daniel Sanchez, with Natalie Flores as moderator.

Investment Environment

Our podcast on investment environment after COVID-19 highlights compliance obligations for ongoing and standby deals, M&A and Competition outlook in Latin America and practical guidance for future contracts and due diligences. Our speakers include Jonathan Adams, Liliana Espinosa, Raymundo Enriquez, Alejandro Mesa, with María Fernanda Furtado* as moderator.


Power

Our podcast on the Latin America’s power industry amid COVID-19 highlights discussion about the current regulatory scenario in the power industry, continuity plans amid service interruptions and the New Normal: energy transition to renewables and alternative energy sources. Special thanks to our Guest Speaker: Gregory Odry, Legal Manager of ENGIE México. Other speakers include José Roberto Martins*, Benjamín Torres-Barrón, and María Eugenia Salazar.

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Oil Gas

Our podcast on the Latin America’s oil and gas industry amid COVID-19 highlights discussion about the current regulatory scenario in the oil and gas industry, continuity plans amid service interruptions and the New Normal: Energy transition to Renewables and alternative energy sources. Special thanks to our guest speaker: Carlos Morales, CEO of PetroBAL. Other speakers include Benjamín Torres-Barrón, Danielle Valois*, and Rodrigo Diaz de Valdes.

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Mining

Our podcast on the Latin America mining industry amid COVID-19 highlights discussion about the current regulatory scenario in the mining industry, continuity plans amid service interruptions and the New Normal: workforce’s wellbeing during isolation and being prepared to long-term impact. Our speakers include Antonio Ortuzar, Adolfo Durañona, and María Eugenia Salazar.

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Infrastructure

Our podcast on the Latin America Infrastructure amid COVID-19 highlights discussion about the current regulatory scenario in the infrastructure industry, continuity plans amid service interruptions and the New Normal: workforce’s wellbeing during isolation and being prepared to long-term impact. Our speakers include Carolina DuqueHenrique Frizzo*, and Rodrigo Diaz de Valdes.

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*Content prepared in cooperation with Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm.

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