Latin America - South AmericaOn Thursday, May 7 at 10 a.m. EDT (16:00 CEST), José María Viñals, trade practitioner based in our Madrid and Brussels offices, will moderate a panel discussion on the economic and trade impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Latin America. The discussion is presented by the International Project Finance Association (IPFA) and hosted by Squire Patton Boggs, and it is open to the public.

In recent weeks we have seen how Latin American countries have unevenly adopted measures to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. There is no doubt that many of these measures will paralyze wide economic sectors, meaning governments will need to take significant stimulating steps to boost their economies, maintain security and ensure social peace.

The panel will discuss COVID-19’s impact on the region, the potential after-effects on projects and investments, and the corresponding stimulus packages.

Topics to be covered:

  • Is there a nationalization risk? Protection of foreign investments.
  • Governments: fiscal measures, access to funds (subsidies) and ease payment obligations.
  • Role of multilateral institutions.
  • Force Majeure interpretation: is it applicable in this crisis?
  • How can foreign investors contribute with Latin American governments in fighting COVID-19

The panel includes:

  • Antonio Bonet, Spanish Exporters and Foreign Investors Club
  • Eva Balleste Morilla, IE Business School
  • Luis Villarroya, EPTISA
  • Eduardo Mas, Deutsche Bank Spain

Register here.


If you are unable to join the discussions live, be sure to register in order to receive a recording of the discussion following the event.