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Olympic-Size Investments: Business Opportunities and Legal Framework


Olympic-Size Investments: Business Opportunities and Legal Framework

  • Data: 21 a 23/2/11
  • Horário: ver programação
  • Local: Sofitel Copacabana Hotel - avenida Atlântica, 4240 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro/RJ

The International Bar Association is delighted to announce that you are now able to register for the Olympic-Size Investments: Business Opportunities and Legal Framework conference, which is being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 21-23 February 2011.

Sessions include

  • Procurement and construction
  • Energy - challenges of creating an efficient and sustainable energy model for an Olympic city
  • The services sector moved by major sport-hosting events
  • The quest for optimising the dispute resolution process in major sport-hosting events
  • Taxation - challenges and incentives of structuring projects
  • Taxation - customs/importing and exporting
  • The challenges of financing infrastructure for mnajor events
  • Capital markets: going public with infrastructure projects in Brazil
  • Environment - legacy to the future

This conference wil be a "must attend" for Brazilian and international lawyers both in private practice and in-house counsel, government officials, law professors, business executives at investment management firms, company representatives, sports federation leaders, bankers, academics, economists and politicians.

The substantive sessions of the conference will be presented by over 40 high-profile speakers, representing multiple international jurisdictions. The first full day of the conference will be opened by Keynote Speaker, Mr Eduardo Paes, Mayor of the city of Rio de Janeiro, whilst Carlos Minc, State Legislature of Rio de Janeiro and former Minister of Environment has been invited to speak at the 'Environment - legacy to the future' panel on the second day.

The special IBA briefing booklet "Major Sporting Events in Brazil" will be distributed at the conference. It looks at the tens of billions of dollars in investment and business opportunities for stadiums, transportation, urban renewal and associated infrastructure, together with the relevant legal framework.

The exclusive social programme also provides attendees with ample time to network and forge new relationships, in some of Rio de Janeiro's most spectacular settings: on the evening of Monday 21 February, delegates will be hosted by the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro city at City Palace; Tuesday night will see a cocktail reception take place at the magnificent Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro, hosted by local firms; the cocktail and closing party will be at City of Samba, on Wednesday 23 February.

Who should attend?

Brazilian and international lawyers both private or in-house, government officials, law professors, business executives at investment management firms, company representatives, sports federation leaders, bankers, academics, economists and politicians.

Programme

Monday - 21th, February

12h – 17h - Registration at Sofitel Copacabana Hotel

14h – 17h - Visit to the Maracanã Stadium

19h – 22h - Welcome dinner cordially offered by the city of Rio de Janeiro and hosted by Mr Eduardo Paes, Mayor of the city of Rio de Janeiro at the City Palace

Tuesday – 22th, February

8h – 17h - Registration at Sofitel Copacabana Hotel

8h45 – 9h - Welcome remarks from the IBA 2009/2010

President

- Fernando Peláez-Pier
Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque, Caracas

9h – 9h15 - Directive remarks from the conference Co-Chairs

Gilberto Giusti

- Hendrik Haag

9h15 – 10h - Opening address

- Eduardo Paes
Mayor of the city of Rio de Janeiro

10h – 11h15 - Procurement and construction

This panel will discuss the role of the legal professional during the progress of the investments and the legal structure surrounding the construction issues during a country's preparation for a major event such as the Olympic Games and/or the World Cup, events that can generate profits of millions of dollars to the host country. The work of lawyers must be focused on accomplishing contracts and resolving any possible conflicts that may arise. The panel will approach a more practical point of view, establishing the steps that a country needs to take in order to succeed in hosting these major events.

Session Co-Chairs

Horacio Bernardes Neto
Xavier Bernardes Bragança Sociedade de Advogados, São Paulo; Vice-Chair, IBA Bar Issues Commission Mark Lane Pinsent Masons, London; Co-Chair, IBA International Construction Projects Committee Speakers.

- Rodrigo Bueno
Construtora Norberto Odebrecht SA, São Paulo
Todd Crider Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York

- Roberto Hernández García
COMAD SC, Mexico City; Co-Chair, IBA
International Construction Projects Committee

- Diego Muñoz
Tamayo Muñoz Tamayo & Asociados, Bogota

11h15 – 11h45 - Coffee break

11h45 – 13h - Energy – challenges of creating an efficient and sustainable energy model for an Olympic city

Topics will cover the future of energy in Brazil: re-thinking energy policies; renewable energies (the Spanish case); the challenges of pre-salt oil exploration; the role of Petrobras in the energy sector; development of energy projects - what it takes from the legal perspective.

Session Co-Chairs

- Brian Bradshaw
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Houston; Vice-Chair, IBA Oil and Gas Law Committee

- Daniela Ribeiro
Vieira Rezende Barbosa e Guerreiro Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

Speakers

- Jaime Herrera
Posse Herrera & Ruiz, Bogota; Co-Chair, IBA Latin American Regional Forum

- Helder Queiroz
Economy Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

- Fernando Quicios Dorado
Perez-LLorca, Madrid

- David Zylbersztajn
DZ Negócios com Energia, Rio de Janeiro

13h – 14h30 – Lunch

14h30 – 15h45 - The services sector moved by major sport-hosting events

This panel will provide participants with in-depth information from players who have expertise in the major sports events sector. Some of the issues that will be brought before the panel for discussion include key sensitivities that are likely to have a significant impact on business, as well as key success factors within the control of sector operators which should be followed.

Session Co-Chairs

- Daniel Del Río
Basham Ringe y Correa SC, Mexico City; Council Member, IBA
Legal Practice Division

Moira Huggard-Caine
TozziniFreire Advogados, São Paulo; Council Member, IBA Legal Practice Division

Speakers

- Simon Cummins
Odgers Berndtson, London

- Helvio Gaspar
Brazilian Development Bank – BNDES, Rio de Janeiro

15h45 – 16h15 - Coffee break

16h15 – 17h30 - The quest for optimising the dispute resolution process in major sport-hosting events

The panel will debate the trends and best practices of resolving disputes in challenging environments with time-sensitive deadlines. Panellists will address issues related to arbitration, dispute boards, expert determination, mediation and electronic discovery on infrastructure projects for big international sports events. The experiences of Atlanta, Barcelona and the London Olympic Games will be discussed. The panel will also address the unique aspects of sports disputes and the potential use of a fast-track dispute resolution process in this area.

Session Co-Chairs

Júlio Cesar Bueno
Pinheiro Neto Advogados, São Paulo; Vice-Chair, IBA
Project Establishment Subcommittee

- Guido Tawil
M&M Bomchil, Buenos Aires; Co-Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee

Speakers

- Virginia Allan
Uría & Menéndez, Madrid

- Jerry Brodsky
Peckar & Abramson, Miami, FL

- Adrian Hughes QC
Thirty Nine Essex Street Chamber, London

- Ank Santens
White & Case LLP, New York

- David W Rivkin
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York; Council Member, IBA Legal Practice Division

19h – 22h - Cocktail reception offered by the Host Committee at Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro

Wednesday – 23th, February

8h – 18h - Registration at Sofitel Copacabana Hotel

9h – 9h15 - Reopening remarks from the Co-Chairs of the Latin American Regional Forum

- Jaime Herrera

- Claudio Undurraga
Prieto y Cía, Santiago

9h15 – 11h15 - Taxation - double session

1. Challenges and incentives of structuring projects

The tax challenges of structuring projects, including: tax obstacles and tax incentives to be considered when contracting the construction and financing; the perspective of the investors.

Session Co-Chairs

Raquel Novais
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, São Paulo

- Carola Van Den Bruinhorst
Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam; Co-Chair, IBA Taxes Committee

Speakers

Roberto Quiroga
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo

- Elinore Richardson
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto, ON

- Sonia Velasco
Cuatrecasas, Barcelona; Vice-Chair, IBA Taxes Committee

2. Customs/importing and exporting

  • Mercosur and WTO
  • The Convention on contracts for the International Sale of Goods - CISG
  • Customs issues within Mercosur

Session Co-Chairs

- Gustavo M Brigagão
Ulhôa Canto Rezende e Guerra Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

- Jaime Carey
Carey & Cía, Santiago; Council Member, IBA Legal Practice Division

Speakers

- Alejandro Altamirano
Altamirano & Asociados, Buenos Aires

- Maristela Basso
Maristela Basso Advogados, São Paulo

Lauro Gama Jr
Binenbojm Gama & Carvalho Britto Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

11h15 – 11h45 - Coffee break

11h45 – 13h - The challenges of financing infrastructure for major events

Recent experience in the financing of infrastructure - both stadia and urban infrastructure, such as airports, roads, telecommunications etc. in connection with recent stagings of the Olympic Games, the football World Cup and other major sporting events, the do’s and don’ts, the differences of financing infrastructure in Latin America, the views from BNDES and from the private banking sector; how to get involved in infrastructure financing in Brazil, challenges to overcome and pitfalls to avoid.

Session Co-Chairs

- Robert L Nelson Jr
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, San Francisco, CA and Abu Dhabi; Vice-Chair, IBA Project Finance Subcommittee

Ricardo Veirano
Veirano Advogados Associados, São Paulo; Secretary, IBA Latin American Regional Forum

Speakers

Antonio Felix de Araújo Cintra
TozziniFreire Advogados, São Paulo

- Francisco Javier Illanes
Cariola Diez Pérez-Cotapos; Santiago

- Gareth Price
Allen & Overy, London

13h – 14h30 – Lunch

14h30 – 15h45 - Capital markets: going public with infrastructure projects in Brazil

A roundtable with local and foreign capital markets specialists to discuss market opportunities and regulatory challenges relating to infrastructure projects in Brazil.

Session Co-Chairs

- Francisco Antunes Maciel Müssnich
Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

- Petra Zijp
NautaDutilh NV Amsterdam; Senior Vice-Chair, IBA Capital Markets Forum

Speakers

Julian Chediak
Motta Fernandes Rocha Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

Nelson Eizirik
Carvalhosa Eizirik e Motta Veiga Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

- Paul Schnell
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, New York

- Otavio Yazbek
Brazilian Securities Commission - CVM, Rio de Janeiro

15h45 – 16h15 - Coffee break

16h15 – 17h30 - Environment – legacy to the future

This panel will analyse the need to develop the Olympic project with an environmentally friendly focus, trying to minimise the adverse impact of the urban transformation, infrastructures and landscaping in the host city. We will develop aspects such as the investments planned for the conservation of the environment to comply with environmental protection standards set by the International Olympic Committee, the necessary adjustments to existing environmental legislation needed to convert Rio de Janeiro into a 'green city', as well as the requirements of different infrastructure investments in order to be environmentally friendly. In so doing the Olympics will leave a lasting legacy for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.

Session Co-Chairs

José Antonio Fichtner
Andrade & Fichtner Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

- Eduardo Sanguinetti
Sanguinetti Foderé Bragard Abogados, Montevideo; Senior Vice-Chair, Latin American Regional Forum

Speakers

- Carlos Minc
State Legislature of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

- Gabriel R Macchiavello
Rattagan Macchiavello Arocena & Peña Robirosa Abogados, Buenos Aires

- Pedro Teixeira
ThyssenKrupp CSA, Rio de Janeiro

17h30 – 18h - Final remarks from the conference Co-Chairs

20h – 23h - Cocktail and closing party - Carnival show at City of Samba

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Publicado em: sexta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2010