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.




Camilo Mejía
Senior Attorney
Santander Private Banking


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.

Inés Bahachille
Chief Counsel
Mondel─ôz International

Inés Bahachille serves as Chief Counsel for Mondel─ôz International, a global confectionery, food, and beverage holding company operating in approximately 160 countries. Inés is responsible for all the Latin American markets and some business units within the US market and Global function. She oversees a team of around 40 people across different countries, and her work focuses on regulatory matters, corporate governance, compliance, trademarks, patents, global legal services, business integrity and corporate security.

Previous to this role, Inés was General Counsel for Latin America and Miami Exports at Ingram Micro, the world’s largest IT wholesaler and service provider, from March 2017 to June 2019. From 2008 to 2017, Inés worked for Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company, where she served as VP and General Counsel for Latin America and USA Free Trade Zones.


Juan Pablo Peralta
Legal Counsel
Swiss Re

With over 10 years of experience in (re)Insurance, Juan Pablo works for Swiss Re as Legal Counsel. Prior to joining Swiss Re, he worked as an attorney for Kennedys in Madrid and Miami. Juan Pablo is qualified in Spain, holds degrees in History and Education, Economics & Finance and has an MSc from the London School of Economics. Having worked in the UK, Spain and Chile, he is currently based in Miami and is responsible for the Andean Region and the Caribbean. 


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

Stefano D'Aniello is VP at Sucro Sourcing, the preeminent sugar trader in the Americas.  Based in Miami, Sucro Sourcing combines an innovative supply chain with robust financial performance to deliver outstanding value and service to its industrial and trading partners. As VP, Stefano oversees the legal, finance, and operations functions of the company and its subsidiaries.