The Guide to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance - First Edition

The Guide to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance - First Edition

Pages: 161

ISBN: 978-1-83862-881-9

  • $227.00

Published by Latin Lawyer and LACCA, edited by Antonia Stolper and Robert O’Leary, partners at Shearman & Sterling LLP, The Guide to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance will benefi t all practitioners acting in Latin America’s fast-moving ESG landscape. This guide draws on the expertise of highly sophisticated practitioners to provide an overview of the main elements of ESG affecting the region’s businesses and markets. Its aim is to be a valuable resource for business people, investors and their advisers as they embark on their ESG journey.

  • Introduction
    • Antonia Stolper and Robert O’Leary, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Part I: ESG’s Impact on Policy, Governance and Transactions

  • Status and Pitfalls of Environmental, Social and Governance Standards
    • Antonia Stolper, Robert O’Leary, Marina Mendes Correa, Nicolas Usandivaras, Ana Gabriela Martínez and Vicente Fernández, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • ESG in the Boardroom: Corporate Disclosure Requirements and Data Governance Developments
    • Fernanda Vianna Stefanelo, Eloy Rizzo, Helena Micaela Ygosse Battisti and Thomas Carvalho van Bellen, Demarest Advogados
  • Financing Sustainable Development
    • Alejandro Gordano, Manuel José Eyzaguirre and Mario Lercari, Linklaters LLP
  • Costa Rican Regulatory Approach Towards COP 26 Agenda and Climate Change
    • Luis Palacios, BLP
  • ESG-Related Disputes in Latin America: The Evolution of the Litigation and Arbitration Landscape
    • Ari D MacKinnon, Katie L Gonzalez and Gustavo F Vaughn, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Part II: ESG Trends and Practices

  • The Critical Nature of Social Licence in the Extractive Industry in Mexico
    • Carlos Escoto, Mariana Herrero and Gabriela Espir, Galicia Abogados, SC
  • ESG Considerations in Private Equity Investment Decisions in Latin America
    • Gabriel Salinas and Humzah Q Yazdani, Shearman and Sterling LLP
  • Investing in Commercial Real Estate in Brazil: A High-level Analysis of Real Estate Impact Investing Trends
    • Maria Eduarda Bérgamo and Rafael Bussière, Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper
  • ESG in the Real Estate Industry in Mexico: General Overview
    • Diego Gómez-Haro Katznelson, Rafael Villamar-Ramos, José Miguel Ortiz-Otero, Oscar Alejandro Quiroz-Chávez, Claudia Georgina García-González and Franco Rafael Guizar-Iriarte, Sánchez Devanny
  • Carbon Markets in Latin America
    • Whitney Debevoise, Arnold & Porter
  • Green Energy: Latin America’s Next Big Natural Resources Opportunity?
    • José Ignacio Morán Ovalle and Jaime Cruzat, Dentons Larraín Rencoret SpA


Antonia Stolper, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Antonia Stolper is of counsel in Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Latin America and Caribbean affinity group, and capital markets-Americas practice group following her retirement as a partner of Shearman of 25 years at the end of 2020. Antonia represents Latin American corporate and sovereign issuers and their underwriters in debt and equity securities offerings and issuers, dealer managers and creditors on restructuring transactions in Latin America. In addition, she advises a number of Latin American issuers on their ongoing SEC reporting requirements and corporate governance matters. Among many transactions, she advised the dealer managers in the approximately US$68 billion restructuring of Argentina’s foreign law debt and represented the Province of Córdoba in its foreign debt restructuring. She was part of the Shearman & Sterling teams representing The Nature Conservancy in the groundbreaking debt-for-nature swaps for the Republic of Belize that closed in November 2021 and Barbados that closed in September 2022. She is vice chair for Latin America for the Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice Initiatives of the New York City Bar Association, promoting pro bono initiatives in the Americas and the advancement of women in the legal profession.

Robert O’Leary, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Robert O’Leary is counsel in the project development and finance practice of Shearman & Sterling LLP. With a focus on Latin America, Robert regularly advises on a variety of domestic and international project development, limited recourse, corporate and acquisition financing transactions in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. Robert advises some of the key development banks active in the region, as well as large corporates, on their Latin American project and structured financing transactions. Robert’s practice has a diverse geographic reach across the region – from the Southern Cone to Mexico, including Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and El Salvador – as well as a varied scope across the energy, infrastructure and mining industries. Recent notable transactions include advising the lenders on a US$120 million secured facility to refinance a 50MW wind farm project in the Dominican Republic, and representing the sponsors on a US$128 million limited recourse project financing for the acquisition, development, conversion and operation of a floating storage and regasification unit moored at the port of Acajutla, El Salvador.

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