Fine Tuning Economies in Latin America – “Desafinado: If I Sing Off Key, I Still Have a Heart”
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How are governments and financial markets in Latin America responding to the global pandemic and recession? Milbank partner Allan Marks discusses cross-border investment, asset valuations, and legal initiatives across Latin America with Milbank Capital Markets partners Fabiana Sakai in São Paulo and Carlos T. Albarracín in New York. As economies struggle in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and throughout the region, the economic effects may be similar but politics vary markedly. Discover how LatAm markets are coping with the challenges of liquidity, widening inequality, falling commodity prices and interest rates, and currency volatility, and what it all means for debt and equity investors, restructuring opportunities, and public and private sources of new capital.

About the speakers:

Fabiana Sakai, a partner in the São Paulo office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group, has over seven years of experience in Brazil. Her focus is on New York law-based consulting to Brazilian and US companies and financial institutions in the areas of capital markets, M&A and financing.

Carlos T. Albarracín, a partner in the New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group, has extensive experience on cross-border capital raising and financing transactions throughout Latin America, with a focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers, with special expertise in the power and renewable energy, transportation and airports, oil and gas, water, and telecommunications sectors. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at both the Law School and the Haas School of Business.

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