2017 Latin America Legal Summit

Program Overview

Globalism vs. Nationalism: A New World in Flux

The administration in the U.S. is taking a new look at existing bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. It has vowed to renegotiate and even cancel some existing agreements that are not perceived as favorable to the U.S. Please join us for an in-depth discussion on relations between the U.S. and Latin America; the principal goals pursued by the U.S. and how the mindset of “Putting America First” will affect the relationship with our neighbors to the North and South; and current obstacles and opportunities existing in Latin America. This year’s Summit will feature panelists throughout Latin America to provide in-depth commentary on several countries in flux, including Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, and Venezuela.

Keynote Presenter:

Ana Navarro
Political Contributor at CNN
Republican Strategist

Ana Navarro is a well-known political strategist and analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. Respected on both sides of the aisle for her candor, Navarro frequently appears in the media, sought after by Meet the Press, Bill Maher’s Real Time, Anderson Cooper 360, and The View, to name a few. She has her finger on the pulse and deftly analyzes the current political landscape with her signature no-holds-barred honesty and larger-than-life personality.

Key Topics Include:

  • NAFTA: Present status of the re-negotiations and priorities for each party nation
  • Litigation and Arbitration: A new reality and the legal implications for Latin America
  • FCPA: A Cross Examination of a corporate executive facing potential violations of anti-bribery provisions
  • Cuba and Venezuela: Update on the new regulations
  • Tête-à-Tête – Back by Popular Demand! Luis A. Perez and Pedro Freyre will face off again to discuss:
    • U.S. Foreign Policy
    • Globalism vs. Nationalism
    • Closed Borders vs. Open Borders
    • Campaign Rhetoric vs. Reality

    About Akerman

    Akerman LLP is a leading transactions and trial law firm known for its core strengths in middle market M&A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. With more than 650 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 24 offices, Akerman is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer (2017). Akerman also is ranked among the top 60 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard (2016).

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