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The global business community is more interconnected than ever. Opportunities and challenges spill across different markets and sectors; so a connected perspective is essential in delivering business objectives while mitigating risk.

Join us for a breakfast session with the representatives of the Latin American team of Baker McKenzie. After the presentation, the speakers will offer free consultation sessions (10:30 am - 11:30 am)

This session will cover three trending topics that are shaping the economies in Latin American countries:

1. The Rising Tide of Nearshoring and Industrial Opportunities

As global and regional integration increases, multinational companies ought to navigate numerous complexities and challenges, this presentation will provide an overall picture of the nearshoring and industrial opportunities, in particular in Mexico.

Speakers: Fabian Monsalve (Mexico) and Adriana Ibarra Fernandez (Mexico)

2. A Faster Path to Digital Transformation

Today's imperative to step up digital transformation is universally accepted. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, Latin American economies are also adopting smart tech. There are many opportunities to support companies to realize their digital journey and Asia can play a pivotal role in Latin America.

Speakers: Carolina Pardo (Colombia) and Marcela Trigo (Brazil)*

3. The FinTech Boom: Analysis, Trends, and Future

Fintech is shaking up the region. Latin America is poised to become a global leader in digital banking and it is a region on the rise. A large segment of the population was ignored by the traditional banks and the pace and focus of digital disruptions have given birth to several fintech solutions such as digital banks, payments, wallets, lenders and more. The new course has forced traditional banks to ride the fintech wave and there are enormous opportunities.

Speakers: Gabriel Gomez Giglio (Argentina) and Luis Ambrosio (Brazil)*

(*Baker McKenzie and Trench Rossi Watanabe have executed a strategic cooperation agreement to consult on foreign law.)


8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Registration & Breakfast Serving
9:15 AM - 9:20 AM
Welcome Remarks
Welcome remarks by the Latin American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore.
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
The Rising Tide of Nearshoring and Industrial Opportunities
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
A Faster Path to Digital Transformation
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
The FinTech Boom: Analysis, Trends, and Future
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
End of the Session
End of the session.
Coffee break and preparation for Complimentary Consultation Clinique.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Complimentary Consultation Clinque
The Speakers will offer consultations free of charge to the attendees interested.


  • Luis Alberto Ambrósio (Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe)

    Luis Alberto Ambrósio

    Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe


    Luís Alberto Laboissière Ambrósio has more than 25 years of experience in financial law. He joined the Firm in 2015. He is a partner of the Corporate and Finance practice group. His work and expertise are focused on debt, both local and international. He has a wide breadth of experience in bank financing operations, capital market, project finance and debt restructuring, having participated in high profile cases.

    He was the main legal advisor of Bank of America, the largest financial creditor in the Parmalat’s judicial recovery, which established several legal precedents, as well as for the International Finance Corporation – IFC, in respect of the first offer of debt securities in the Brazilian capital market by a multilateral organization. Luis Ambrósio frequently represents financial institutions and corporate clients in highly complex financial transactions.

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  • Gabriel Gómez Giglio (Partner at Baker McKenzie (Argentina))

    Gabriel Gómez Giglio

    Partner at Baker McKenzie (Argentina)


    Gabriel Gómez Giglio is the Chair of the Latin American Banking & Finance Practice of Baker McKenzie and a member of the Global Steering Committee of the Financial Institutions Industry Group of the firm.

    He advises clients on a variety of general commercial issues. His practice is focused on the areas of transactional and regulatory matters including but not limited to multinational financial transactions, commercial agreements and mergers and acquisitions.

    Gabriel has been referred to as “one of the best banking lawyers in Argentina” and as “a very professional and business-oriented lawyer with a profound knowledge of the law” (Chambers, Legal 500 and Latin Lawyer).

    He is also a member of the Board and Adjunct Professor of Law of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a Visiting Professor with the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary College, University of London.

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  • Adriana Ibarra-Fernandez (Partner at Baker McKenzie (Mexico))

    Adriana Ibarra-Fernandez

    Partner at Baker McKenzie (Mexico)


    Adriana has over twenty years of experience in customs and foreign trade matters. She joined Baker McKenzie in 2001, became National Partner in 2005 and a Principal in 2018. She has prior experience working as legal director of Rules of Origin, Customs Procedures and Safeguards in the Mexican Ministry of Economy where she participated in the negotiation of several free trade agreements (FTAs) and in the first dispute settlement resolution cases initiated by Mexico against the US under the NAFTA.

    Adriana has been ranked a leading practitioner by Chambers and Partners at Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America as well as Legal 500 for eleven consecutive years. She was an associate in our Guadalajara and Washington, D.C. offices and currently Heads the Firm’s North America International Commercial Practice Group in Mexico City.

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  • Fabián Monsalve-Agráz (Partner at Baker McKenzie (Mexico))

    Fabián Monsalve-Agráz

    Partner at Baker McKenzie (Mexico)


    Fabián joined the Firm in 2000 as founder of the Guadalajara office of which he is the Managing Partner since July 2018. He is Principal in the Transactional Practice Group with a focus on Real Estate & Infrastructure and Hotel Resorts and Tourism (HRT). He is the Head of Real Estate Practice in North America Region and Head of Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Sector in Mexico. Best Lawyers in Mexico 2021 and Lawyer of the Year in Mexico 2022.

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  • Maria Carolina Pardo Cuéllar (Partner at Baker McKenzie (Colombia))

    Maria Carolina Pardo Cuéllar

    Partner at Baker McKenzie (Colombia)


    Carolina Pardo joined Baker McKenzie in 1994 and is a Partner of the Firm since 2008. She is currently a member of the Global Steering Committee for the Firm’s TMT industry group and of the Global Steering Committee for the Firm’s Investigation, Compliance and Ethics Group. She was a member of the Global Steering Committee for the Firm’s Global Antitrust and Competition from 2016 and until 2020 and is currently a member of the Latam's Antitrust Steering Committee.

    She graduated as a lawyer and a specialist in International Contracts Law from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. She obtained a LL.M. with emphasis in International Private Law and Competition Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Over 25 years, she has advised major national and international clients on matters related to compliance with data protection, competition and consumer law rules. She has represented clients in investigations and submissions related to data protection and competition matters in Colombia and has successfully coordinated and prepared white paper proposals to national authorities on behalf of major industrial groups in Colombia.

    In 2016 Global Competition Review selected her as one of the 100 most influential women in antitrust. The last two Superintendents of Industry and Commerce have selected Carolina as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the Colombian Antitrust Regulator.

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  • Marcela Trigo de Souza (Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe)

    Marcela Trigo de Souza

    Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe


    Marcela Trigo de Souza joined the Firm in 2014 as a partner in the group of Intellectual Property and Information Technology and Communications, acting with focus on litigation and strategic advisory. She is currently Head of the Life Sciences Industry Group and Healthcare in Brazil. Marcela has extensive experience in legal disputes involving patents, industrial secrecy, protection of confidential data, data package exclusivity (DPE), unfair competition and regulatory compliance, especially in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and telecommunications areas.

    Marcela Trigo de Souza has been recognized for her work by the main legal directories’ latest editions such as IAM Patent 1000, Chambers Global and Latin America, LACCA Approved, Leaders League, Latin Lawyers 250, Análise Advocacia 500 and The Legal 500.

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Bras Basah Room II at Intercontinental Hotel

80 Middle Road

If you have any questions please contact Angela Torres-Andresen

Contact Organizer

+65 93895060

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