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Join us for Doing Business Globally in Mexico City on April 25. Hear from top legal advisors, thought leaders and senior executives at the forefront of global business as we explore the complexities of operating across borders and examine the trends impacting multinational companies in Mexico.

The highly rated Doing Business Globally series unites a dynamic mix of business executives, in-house counsel and Baker McKenzie practitioners from around the world to exchange insights and network with fellow market leaders. Through a series of topical panels and interactive discussions, the program is designed to address the geopolitical and macroeconomic developments that are influencing cross-border business decisions for companies operating in Mexico.
 

Conference Agenda

 

Time Session Title
2:00 pm Registration
2:30 pm Keynote Presentation & Luncheon
3:45 pm Plenary Session
4:50 pm

Breakout Session I

6:00 pm Breakout Session II
7:00 pm Cocktail Reception

Federico Ranero, General Manager - Uber Mexico

Federico Ranero is the General Manager of Uber Mexico. Prior to his current role, he served as General Manager of Uber in West Mexico, where he oversaw the operation, marketing, strategy and finance of the technological platform in the region. Federico began his career at the consulting firm A.T. Kearney, where he specialized in the implementation of operational and strategic optimization projects. After that, he served as Managing Director of Operations of Linio Mexico, where he directed high impact projects focused on the continuous improvement of payments, logistics, supplies, transportation and customer service.

Moderator

Jason Marczak,
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

 

Panelists

Amy Glover

CEO

Speyside Mexico

 

Alexis Milo

Chief Economist
HSBC Mexico

 

Dan Nirdlinger
Lead Cloud and Privacy Counsel – Latin America & the Caribbean,

SAP Americas, Inc

 

Reynaldo Vizcarra-Mendez

Managing Partner

Baker McKenzie – Mexico City

4:50 pm  Breakout Session I (Choose One Panel)

Option A:  Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Changes to Trade Policy?

  • Status of the renegotiation of NAFTA and insights on possible outcomes. How will each of the players react under each scenario?

  • How is the future of NAFTA going to shape the commercial relationships in key industries?

  • Recent developments on other major international trade agreements (Pacific Alliance, TPP)
  • Practical steps for navigating uncertainty and preparing your supply chain for all scenarios   

Option B:  Digital Currency and Technology Transformation in Financial Services

  • Technology underlying cryptocurrencies and blockchains
  • FinTech compliance: Key regulatory considerations and initiatives
  • Financial institutions enforcement trends

Option C:  The New Wave of Cross-Border M&A Deals 2018-2020

  • Key global trends in M&A: Industries, volume, value
  • The role of Private Equity funds and Investment Banks
  • Anticipating pitfalls
  • Success stories

 

6:00 pm  Breakout Session II (Choose One Panel)

Option A: The Perfect Storm on Data Privacy and Security

  • Impact of GDPR and other international regulatory developments

  • What companies are doing to prepare compliance in this quickly evolving regulatory landscape

  • Counter-measures you may (and should not) attempt against cyber criminals
  • Responding to data-theft incidents in a way that does not put your company at risk for regulatory involvement
  • Navigating the data privacy class-action minefield

Option B:  Tackling Challenges Presents by an Ever-Changing Global Tax Environment

  • Preparing for the end of nowhere income
  • Further progress of BEPS/OECD
  • Taking stock of BEPS – the big picture
  • Looking more closely at permanent establishments
  • Looking ahead

Option C:  Compliance Due Diligence for M&A and Post-Transaction Integration

  • Importance for the business: Failure to do compliance due diligence can cost the company more than the transaction is worth
  • Importance of local knowledge: Human judgment is paramount – a translator does not get the job done
  • Importance of face-to-face interaction: Almost by definition, documents do not tell the whole story
  • Integration: Don´t let deal-induced exhaustion keep you from properly integrating the acquisition