Please join us on December 3, 2020 at 9:30 am Central to discuss oil and gas investments in Latin America.  Link to registration is here. There will be two panels focusing on the following topics.

Is the oil crisis in the midst of COVID 19 another opportunity for Latin America?

Leading experts will examine how the decrease in oil prices, coupled with COVID-19, has greatly reduced US shale oil advantages and could potentially free up capex for international oil and gas projects.  Given the reduction in capex for oil and gas projects as a result of the low oil prices, energy transition, climate change and other restrictions, countries will have to compete for investments.

How are different countries in the region positioning themselves to attract foreign investments in oil and gas? Practitioners from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico will consider investment operations in the current climate.

Vera de Gyarfas, Mayer Brown, Houston

Hernando Becerra de Cima, Gonzalez Calvillo, Mexico City, Mexico

Marianna Boza Morán, Brigard Urrutia, Bogotá, Colombia

Giovani Loss, Mattos Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Javier Robalino, Ferrere, Quito, Ecuador

Is it feasible to finance oil and gas investments in Latin America in the era of energy transition?

As a result of limitations on traditional financing to oil and gas companies, lenders will have to structure creative financing arrangements to fund these international projects.  What types of lenders are willing to fund oil and gas projects which are necessary for the development of Latin American countries?

Representatives of financial institutions, local firms and government agencies will analyze what is required to finance oil and gas projects in Latin America.

Vera de Gyarfas, Mayer Brown, Houston


Fernando Brunelli, Bomchil, Buenos Aires

Linda Fitts, Director of Energy and Infrastructure, U.S. Treasury, Washington D.C.

Rolf Schmitz, Managing Director & Head Latin America, Corporate Banking – Energy, Scotiabank, Houston

Miriam Signor, Stocche Forbes, São Paulo