Buckhead-based Renewvia Energy Corp., a solar power development company, announced on June 11 that it is partnering with an Argentine financier and developer to seek out solar projects in Latin America.
Sometimes momentous, life-changing decisions can only be made in a single, radical moment – as Claude Wegscheider might tell you.
When a state-owned Chinese bank went to buy out a South African bank’s interests in Argentine financial institutions, it found a lawyer in the logical place: Atlanta. In a sign of the increasing complexity of cross-border mergers, Maria Fernanda Farall, a partner at Jones Day‘s Atlanta office, led a transaction spanning four continents, partnering with the firm’s offices in London and Beijing. “The only connection to the U.S. was me Read more
When visiting Atlanta last month, Jorge Arguello, Argentina’s ambassador to the United States, described his public relations onslaught on Washington through the newsletter he launched upon assuming his post in 2011. Mr. Arguello first sent the newsletter to all members of the U.S. Congress and eventually more broadly to the Supreme Court justices and government Read more
Jorge Arguello, Argentina’s ambassador to the United States, told a luncheon gathering of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta Oct. 16 that his top objective is to help achieve a better trade balance between the two countries.
A former state tourism official predicts that Brazil will become Georgia’s second-largest tourist market this year, and is so impressed by the opportunities that he left his post to join a new private-sector venture.
Joseph Walker, former director of business development for tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development,
A Georgia State University program that facilitates trade between the U.S. and Latin America has won an international award. The U.S.-Latin America Trade Program, or USLAT, was launched in 2008 by professors at the Robinson College of Business to help firms in both regions navigate the challenges of selling their products in new markets. So far, companies in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador have used the service. Recently, Read more
What began as a semester of studying abroad in Buenos Aires, turned into a life changing journey for Elizabeth Cooke. The Emory University graduate, who majored in interdisciplinary studies in society and culture with a minor in dance, fell in love with Buenos Aires and the intricate history and culture behind the city which she Read more
A duo of attorneys with strong South American expertise has split off from the Atlanta office of Greenberg Traurig LLP to form their own international business firm. Robert West and Guillermo Wasserman launched Wasserman West LLC April 1 to tap into Atlanta’s rise as a center for global commerce. The fact that the firm can hone in on cross-border transactions shows how much business in Atlanta Read more
The Metro Atlanta Chamber on April 13 will host a morning seminar to help companies learn how to do business in fast-growing South American nations. Speakers include consuls general from Brazil and Argentina in Atlanta, attorneys from those countries and Chile, as well as local lawyers and accountants who have worked in the region. Three South American attorneys were already coming into Atlanta to meet Read more