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Focus on Latin America: Opportunities, Challenges and Cross Border Developments 2019

This years’ focus on Latin America panel discussion will be led by Fernando C. Alonso, Partner and Chairman of the Latin American and Iberian Practice Group at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.




Date: Thursday, 21st November


16:30 - 17:00: Registration
17:00 - 18:30: Panel Discussion
18:30 - 19:30: Networking Drinks Reception 

Location: Loews Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Moderator: Fernando C. Alonso, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP


Our panel will feature, among others, representatives from Banco Santander and IBT Group, who will share their thoughts and strategies for conducting business in Latin America, as well as how to avoid the pitfalls. They will analyse new trends that are developing and how you can take advantage of them.

This session will be of benefit both to those who are considering entering the market and those who are well established. It will look at a wide range of areas such as M&A, compliance and data privacy.



Attendees will also have exclusive entry to our networking drinks after the event.




Begoña Guzman Garate
Chief Legal Counsel
Banco Santander International

Ms. Garate oversees legal risk management, provides legal advice and supports the businesses ultra-high net worth individuals from LATAM. She is Corporate Secretary to the BSI Board of Directors and regulatory functions (FED). She also advises BSI’s CEO and executive leadership team in Miami, Boston and Madrid. 

Previous to this, Ms. Garate was the strategic alliance between Banco Santander and Peugeot-Citroen. She set up 10 financial JVCos in 10 EU countries and 2 insurance companies in Malta. She provided legal advice on contractual, corporate and insurance law as well as coordinated and followed up on regulatory issues between ECB, local regulators and JVCos.
Ms. Garate has also been the Senior Attorney at Banco Santander Insurance Holding from 2010 – 2014 and restructured Banco Santander’s insurance business in Poland (AVIVA), Spain (AEGON) and LATAM (Zurich). She was responsible for the legal and regulatory review of all insurance products distributed by Banco Santander in the E.U, UK and LATAM, as well as being a Member of the Local Products Committees. 


Claudia Brea-Stevens
Associate General Counsel
IBT Group, LLC

Claudia Brea-Stevens is a U.S. attorney with seven years of experience with corporate and litigation matters in the Latin American region. Claudia worked at Rivero Mestre, a boutique commercial litigation firm in Coral Gables specializing in complex commercial litigation matters involving Latin America. She was part of the Latin American Division at Ogletree Deakins’ International Practice Group, where she specialized in employment matters for U.S. multinationals doing business in Latin America.

She is now Associate General Counsel at IBT Group handling all legal (and oftentimes business) aspects of the company’s operation in the U.S. and Latin America.


Stefano Z. D’Aniello
Vice President
Sucro Can Sourcing LLC