The XI International Conference for Multinationals will be held, entirely online, on 5 and 6 October. In this edition, Trench Rossi Watanabe partners and their guests will discuss the most relevant legal issues in Brazil and worldwide. The event will feature more than 10 sessions, spread over two days of lectures and discussions on topics such as:

  • Future of remote work and the possible fiscal and labor impacts
  • Points of attention brought about by the tax reform
  • Trends in the energy transition, with challenges and opportunities brought by the decarbonization of economies with the growing use of renewable energy, as well as by the new hydrogen market
  • Anti-fraud legislation
  • Directors' liability in M&A transactions
  • Digital transformation
  • Conducting business in the ESG era
  • Labor and data protection aspects in light of advancements in vaccination

Around 30 expert speakers will headline the event, with discussions and lectures expected to run for more than 17 hours in total.

For every registrant to our conference this year, we will plant a tree in nature reserves, reinforcing our commitment to environmental responsibility. This will be done in partnership with S.O.S. Mata Atlântica.

05 of October - Tuesday (1st day)

  • Session 1

    Opening panel - Tax trends in the post-Covid world and the effects on Brazilian multinationals
  • Session 2

    Cross border and remote work in the Post Covid world
  • Session 3

    The Era of Digital Services and the Impact of OECD's Blueprint and Unilateral Tax Measures
  • Session 4

    Structures and new trends for financing business in the ESG era
  • Session 5

    A look to the future: what to expect from Brazilian tax litigation

06 of October - Wednesday (2nd day)

  • Session 6

    The new frontiers of the carbon market: what's next?
  • Session 7

    Renewable energy contracting in Latin America: perspectives and opportunities
  • Session 8

    Energy Transition Opportunities in LATAM
  • Session 9

    Anti-Money Laundering
  • Session 10

    Duties of the directors and officers in M&A transactions and experiences abroad
  • Session 11

    Advancing vaccination and returning to face-to-face work: how to deal with labor and data protection aspects?

9am to 10am

Join us to discuss the most recent challenges regarding the carbon market: the trade protection measures implemented internationally, the economic benefits of integrating carbon and biodiversity, the control of emissions in the supply and consumption chain, and the role of the legal department in these transformations.

Moderator: Renata Campetti Amaral, partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

David Canassa, director of reserves at Votorantim

Graham Stuart, partner at Ablfs McKfnzif Londres

Adriana Cardinali Straube, compliance director at Mercado Livre


Renata Amaral - Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Renata Campetti Amaral is the head of the Trench Rossi Watanabe’s Consumer, Environmental Law and Sustainability group in Brazil. She was chosen by Client Choice as Brazil’s environmental law representative, and, for the past several years, she has been recognized by Chambers, LACCA, Latin Lawyer and Legal 500 as one of the most admired environmental lawyers in Brazil. Renata leads several of the largest environmental and regularization cases in the country. She has extensive experience in sustainability and climate change matters, as well as in managing crises and negotiating with stakeholders. She coordinates several projects related to generation and sales of carbon credits for industry sectors such as Energy and Agribusiness. She holds an LL.M. from the University of Texas – Austin, and she specialized in ESG and Sustainability at Berkeley University. Renata is a lecturer and professor of post-graduate courses in environmental law, climate change and ESG matters.

Graham Stuart - Partner at Ablfs McKfnzif Londres

Graham Stuart is a partner in Ablfs McKfnzif's London office specialising in product regulation and environmental, health and safety law. Graham advises on the regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, food, and a wide range of consumer and industrial products, acting for clients in connection with global integrations and reorganisations; product manufacturing, marketing, supply and distribution; EU and UK product authorisation regimes; non-conformities, regulatory investigations and prosecutions. His practice also covers operational environmental, health and safety matters for industrial and manufacturing facilities; the assessment and management of environmental risk in complex multi-jurisdictional projects, mergers and acquisitions; and climate change law and emissions trading.

Adriana Cardinali Straube - Compliance Director at Mercado Livre

Adriana L. Cardinali Straube, Diretora Jurídica do Mercado Livre. Presidente da Comissão de Estudos de Defesa da Concorrência e Regulação Econômica da OAB/SP (triênio 2019-2021). Graduada e Mestre em Direito pela PUC-SP e Doutora em Direito pela USP. Visiting Researcher e Visiting Fellow na King’s College London (2008-2010). Professora de cursos de Pós-graduação, palestrante e autora de diversos livros e artigos jurídicos, no Brasil e no exterior.

10am to 11am

Moderator: José Roberto Martins, partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Adam Milgrom, senior associate at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Ines Vasquez, partner at Ablfs McKfnzif Peru


José Roberto Martins - Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

José Roberto Martins joined the Firm in 1993 and became partner in 2001. He serves as the Administrative Board of Trench Rossi Watanabe. José advises in M&A transactions, project development, and project financing, advising strategic investors, project developers, equipment and service providers, utilities and large power consumers and other players in the areas of renewable energy, gas, chemicals, mining, infrastructure, construction and financing.

José has been recognized by specialized publications, such as Chambers, Latin Lawyer, Who's Who Legal, Lacca Approved, Thought Leaders and Análise Advocacia 500, as a leading lawyer in the energy & natural resources sectors in Brazil.

Adam Milgrom - Senior Associate at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Adam Milgrom joined the firm in 2008. He advises on major deals related to power, gas, transportation (ports, airports, railroads and toll roads), water and basic sanitation projects. He also advises on joint ventures, privatizations and public-private partnerships. Adam coordinates buyer’s and vendor’s due diligences, including corporate, contracts, real estate, financing and regulatory matters. He also assists in the preparation, review and negotiation of transaction contracts. Adam is specialized in power regulations, and assists on drafting, reviewing and negotiating specific industry contracts, such as PPAs, EPCs and O&Ms, as well as legal opinions. He also works with public law, government affairs and regulatory matters and assignments. In this connection, he prepares opinions, and assists in public tenders in general. Adam worked at Baker Mackenzie in the Chicago's office and also on major deals related to power, gas, transportation (ports, airports, railroads and toll roads), water and basic sanitation projects.

Ines Vazquez - Partner at Ablfs McKfnzif Peru

Ines Vazquez is a partner in Estudio Echecopar. Prior to joining the Firm, she was the head of Latin America Power's Legal Department for two years, during which she gained wide experience and was exposed to transactions in multiple jurisdictions. She has worked on privatization and concession procedures in the electric power sector for private clients, as well as in bidding processes of public services concessions in general. She also has a solid background in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and has participated in several acquisition transactions and sale of companies, assets and shares participations, including mergers, spin-offs, reorganizations and other structures, both domestic and international.

Additionally, Ines has contentious and non-contentious construction practice based on domestic and international arbitration, advising both private and state owned companies.

11am to 12pm

The transition of the global energy sector from fossil-based fuels to zero carbon has been at the top of the agenda for many governments and market players around the globe for the past few years. In this session, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges brought by the energy transition, under the perspective of producers, big consumers and logistics agents in the energy sector

Moderator: Danielle Valois, partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Maria Fernanda Furtado, partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Denmon Sigler, partner at Ablfs McKfnzif Houston


Danielle Valois - Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Danielle Valois joined the Firm in 1999 and became partner in 2011. As a principal, she heads the Oil & Gas Practice in Brazil. Her practice is focused on energy cross-border transactions. She has a wide breadth of experience providing legal, regulatory and commercial support on M&A, international trades, Oil & Gas and infrastructure development projects, disputes, anti-corruption and sanction advice, policymaking and corporate governance. Danielle is accredited as a lawyer in Brazil and has a vast experience in working in international projects with multiple jurisdictions.

Danielle has been recognized for her work by the main legal directories such as Chambers, IFLR 1000, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Who's Who Legal, Analise Advocacia Mulher - Full Service and LACCA Approved.

Maria Fernanda Furtado - Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Maria Fernanda Furtado joined the Firm in 1996 and became a partner in 2006, leading the tax practice at the Rio de Janeiro office ever since. Acting on the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure industries, Maria Fernanda has a wide breadth of experience in international taxation, mergers and acquisitions and indirect taxes. Maria Fernanda Furtado is a speaker in several courses, conferences and seminars, both in Brazil (promoted by IBC, ABAMEC, CEAD, IBEF and FIRJAN) and abroad (International Drilling Association, Energy Forum, Ablfs McKfnzif Latin American Tax Conference) with an emphasis on oil and gas industry taxation, tax and indirect planning.

Maria Fernanda Furtado has been recognized for her work as a leading practioner in the Brazilian tax area by the International Tax Review and by The Legal 500.

2pm to 3pm

The increasing complexity of international financial transactions and more incisive action by the anti-money laundering authorities bring many challenges to companies operating in a variety of markets. Through the discussion of a practical case involving several jurisdictions, we will discuss with experts from Ablfs McKfnzif a network that we have a strategic cooperation with, the most current issues involving money laundering, including potential legal exposures, and international collaboration between authorities. Mariana Freitas de Souza, risk and compliance officer at PayPal Brazil, will bring her experience on how financial institutions have been preparing to operate in this scenario.

Moderators: Felipe Ferenzini, partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

João Gameiro, partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Henry Garfield, partner at McKenzie Londres

Christoph Kurth, partner at Ablfs McKfnzif Zurique


Felipe Ferenzini - Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Felipe Noronha Ferenzini joined the firm in 2009 and became a partner in 2018. He co-coordinates the Compliance and Investigations Group in Brazil. Felipe has vast experience in the Compliance area, with focus on structuring and leading complex internal investigations, implementation of Compliance, Risk and Governance programs (risk assessment, internal policies, remediation mechanisms, trainings). Felipe also has a relevant background in Administrative Law and related sanctions regime. He also has robust experience in advising foreign and Brazilian companies regarding compliance laws (Brazilian Anticorruption Laws, FCPA, money laundering and regulatory compliance - pharma, oil and gas, banking, among others) dealing with relevant stakeholders (authorities, regulators, internal and external auditors, Board of Directors, regulatory agencies, independent oversight committees).

Felipe has been recognized for his work as a Compliance expert in Brazil by renowned ranking such as Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - 2021 edition, LACCA (Latin America Corporate Counsel Association) - 2020 and 2021 (being appointed as a Thought Leader and the third most voted lawyer in all areas in Brazil for the 2021 edition). He is also certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - ACFE, New York 2018; certified by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists - ACAMS - 2020 and alumnus of the International Anticorruption Academy-IACA (scholarship granted).

João Augusto Gameiro - Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

João Augusto Gameiro became partner of the firm in 2018, when he took over the leadership of the Corporate Criminal Law group. As a defense attorney, he has represented several multinational companies and their shareholders and officers in police investigations, criminal lawsuits, administrative procedures, and congressional investigations on tax evasion, environmental crimes, crimes against consumers, antitrust crimes, anti-corruption, anti-counterfeiting, and money laundering cases. He has also worked as a legal assistant at the General Public Prosecution Office of the State of São Paulo. In addition, Gameiro has advised foreign companies regarding Brazilian criminal and compliance laws, performed due diligence focused on criminal, anti-bribery, and anti-corruption liabilities and conducted internal investigations on corporate frauds, corruption, and anticompetitive practices.

João Augusto Gameiro is recognized by The Legal 500 and Análise Advocacia 500 for his work in the Criminal Law area.

Henry Garfield - Partner at Ablfs McKfnzif Londres

Henry Garfield is a Senior Associate and Solicitor Advocate in Baker & McKenzie's Dispute Resolution Department based in London. Henry's practice focuses on internal investigations, compliance and business crime. He also undertakes general commercial litigation.

Christoph Kurth - Partner at Ablfs McKfnzif Zurique

3pm to 4pm

What is the conduct expected from directors and officers in acquisition projects? How directors and officers can protect themselves from liability? What are the best practices? What are the main similarities and differences between acquisition projects in Brazil and in more developed economies? Join us for a practical discussion and share experiences involving these questions and be prepared for your next transaction, in Brazil or abroad.

Moderator: Monica Cavalcanti, partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Lara Schwartzmann, partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Mark Mandel, co-chair at Ablfs McKfnzif Transactional New York and Miami


Monica Pereira Cavalcanti - Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Monica Pereira Cavalcanti joined the Rio de Janeiro office in 1998 and became partner in 2010. She coordinates the M&A, corporate and contracts team in the Rio de Janeiro office; she is specialized in corporate matters and transactions, private equity, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions deals, reorganizations and matters related to contractual, corporate and governance areas in general. In M&A transactions, she acts in all phases of the transaction, including deal structuring, project coordination, drafting and negotiation of all related contracts and corporate documents. She provides legal opinions and consulting in contractual and regulatory matters in several areas and industries such as oil and gas, tech, education, aviation and defense.

Monica Pereira Cavalcanti is recognized by several legal publications, such as Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Análise Advocacia Mulher 2020 and Análise Advocacia 500.

Lara Schwartzmann - Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Lara Schwartzmann joined the Firm in 2000 and became partner in 2011. She integrates the Transactional practice group, with focus on having extensive experience in the corporate area, especially in mergers and acquisitions and private equity, having acted in projects of high visibility and relevance. She is also the representative of the Firm with the Brazilian Association of Publicly-Held Companies - ABRASCA and the Brazilian Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital - ABVCAP. Worked as a baker's London foreign associate.

Lara has been recognized for her work in Corporate by the main legal directories such as Leaders League, The Legal 500 and Analise Advocacia 500, with master's degree in LL.M.

Mark Mandel - Co-Chair at Ablfs McKfnzif Transactional New York and Miami

Mark Mandel is Co-Chair of the Transactional Practice Group in New Yorkand Miami. Mr. Mandel has been named by Legal 500 as one of the leading lawyers in the US for mergers and acquisitions and recognized by IFLR 1000 for mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. Mark has also been designated a "stand-out lawyer" by Acritas Stars.

Practice focus

Mark advises public and private companies and financial sponsors in connection with investments, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, unsolicited and friendly tender offers, proxy contests, complex joint ventures, public offerings and private placements of securities and restructurings. He regularly represents clients in competitive auctions, both as bidders and sellers. He also regularly advises boards of directors and special committees on corporate governance and fiduciary duties.

4pm to 5pm

Despite the initial setbacks, the advance of immunization has led companies to prepare their return to in-person work, even if mixed with remote working. With this, many organizations are requiring their employees to present their immunization certificates for return. The panel will bring a medical overview about in-person work after the pandemic, with an expert from Careplus, and then analyze labor aspects (including health and safety) and the best practices to reconcile them with the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (Brazilian General Law of Data Protection), especially regarding the collection of sensitive data for control purposes.

Flavia Rebello, partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Leticia Ribeiro, partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Dra. Martha Sulzbach, medical coordinator at Care Plus


Flavia Rebello - Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Flavia Rebello Pereira joined the Firm in 1999. She is a partner in the Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Protection Team. Her practice includes data protection, licensing, sourcing and transactions, franchising and e-commerce and Internet. She has a wide breadth of experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing agreements involving intellectual property, including supply of technology, trademark license, patent license, franchise, copyright license, software license and distribution, SaaS outsourcing. She also has expertise in data protection and privacy issues, including implementation projects, review of policies, and data breaches. Legal advice in various aspects of ecommerce, Internet and social media.

Flavia has been recognized for her work by the main legal directories such as Latin Lawyer 250, Leaders League, LACCA Approved, Chambers Latin America, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500 and Análise Advocacia 500.

Leticia Ribeiro - Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe

Leticia Ribeiro C. de Figueiredo joined the Firm in 1998, as a corporate trainee, and became partner in 2013. Until July 2003, she was primarily involved in M&A and Corporate Law, with experience in national and international M&A projects and corporate restructurings. From July 2003 on, she has been working exclusively in the Labor Law practice group. She has a wide breadth of experience with strategic litigation cases and relevant consultancy in individual and collective matters (i.e. restructuring, equity pay, PDVs - voluntary resignation program, PLRs - participation in profits or results, alteration of compensation plans and benefits), including national and international projects. Additionally, she works with collective bargaining agreements.

Leticia has been recognized for her work in the Labor area by the main legal directories such as Latin Lawyer 250, The Legal 500, Leaders League and Análise Advocacia 500.

Dra. Martha Sulzbach - Medical Coordinator at Care Plus

Médica pela Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR). Residência em Clínica Médica na Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Residência em Endocrinologia e Metabologia na Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Coordenadora médica da Governança Clínica da Care Plus - gestão de programas de atendimento aos beneficiários.

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