Eventos - USA

22/10/2008

Convertible Bonds in Brazil

On October 22, 2008, the New York section of The Brazilian Institute of Business Law - IBRADEMP held a breakfast roundtable discussion entitled "Convertible Bonds in Brazil." The event, which was coordinated by Fernando Szterling and Adriana Kertzer, was hosted by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

John D. Lobrano, a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and one of the leading convertible bond experts, discussed the existing regulatory framework for convertibles issuances in the United States and summarized the general characteristics of American convertible securities. Daniel Calhman de Miranda, a partner from Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, explained why a robust convertibles market has not developed in Brazil and offered a few examples of convertible issuances by Brazilian companies. Juan Carlos George and Mariano Gaut, managing directors in Citi’s Capital Markets Group, offered an overview of the status of the convertible markets in Brazil and the United States (focusing on the impact of the recent credit crises) and the reasons why companies would consider issuing this type of security. Approximately 70 people attended the event, the panelists engaged each other in an informative debate and a short Q&A session followed. The audience consisted mostly of attorneys, fund executives and bankers.

 

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