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The Alta Group’s Latin American Legal Forum on Leasing Set for May 17-18

April 20, 2012, 02:00 PM
Filed Under: Industry News
Related: The Alta Group

The Fifth Latin American Legal Forum on Leasing will be held May 17-18 in Miami at the Hotel Intercontinental Doral. Organized annually by The Alta Group Latin American Region (Alta LAR), the conference attracts asset finance executives and lawyers with equipment leasing interests in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
The forum will explore how multinationals subject to the Dodd-Frank Act can comply with local laws, how courts are enforcing lessor and lessee rights in Latin America, and how companies can protect themselves in the event of extreme government interventions such as recent cases in Argentina, Venezuela, and Ecuador.

"This year, the agenda has been defined based upon the fact that Latin America is the most appropriate field for equipment financing companies to generate sustainable profitability, provided that they control their risks," said Rafael Castillo-Triana, CEO of Alta LAR, part of The Alta Group's global consultancy to the equipment leasing and finance industry. "The forum intends to help legal counsel and operations managers gain the tools for risk control."

Sessions will cover the following:
• How to synchronize the mandatory Dodd-Frank Act compliance with corresponding regulatory requirements in Latin America.
• How the implementation of Basel III should be compatible with fundamental legal principles such as consumer protection and data privacy rights.
• How to provide remedies in the most extreme cases when changes in the political leadership of a country lead to hostile actions against foreign investors.
Additionally, the best of the legal doctrine and case law precedents will be analyzed in the forum, using a very practical approach, Castillo-Triana said.

Other sessions will focus on tax changes in the field of leasing, and the benchmarking of contractual clauses. "The forum also provides excellent personal networking opportunities," he added. "Though most of our participants are from the Americas, we often have attendees from Europe and Asia-Pacific,"
The forum will be presented in English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation. For more information about the forum, including remaining sponsorship opportunities, visit, or contact Katrin Forster at +1 954 632 0922,

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