The Business of Cannabis Part 2 – Latin America: Lessons Learned from Uruguay
Business of Cannabis Part 2:L10192
Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 10:00am EST
Registration Fee: Lex Mundi members / Non-members - No Charge.
Tune in to learn about the cannabis regime in Uruguay and related legal and commercial challenges faced by market participants. Guyer & Regules, Lex Mundi member firm for Uruguay, will share key takeaways for other jurisdictions in Latin America in the process of exploring the regulation of the cannabis industry, including hurdles for investors and regulations around the import and export of cannabis related products. Participants will hear from Lex Mundi colleagues in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico about the efforts taken by those jurisdictions to regulate medical cannabis.
Federico Piano, Lawyer, Guyer & Regules
Federico Piano, lawyer, works mainly in the Banking and Corporate Department. He has completed a Foreign Exchange Student Program at the University of Minnesota Law School in fall semester of 2006 and attended to a Master Courses in Corporate Law at the University of Montevideo.
His practice includes advising financial institutions in banking transactions in general, project finance, infrastructure projects, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and those related to commercial and corporate law regarding the installation and daily operations of different manufacturing/ services companies, as well as venture capital transactions.
Guillermo Tejeiro Gutierrez, Lawyer, Brigard Urrutia
Head of the Environment and Sustainable Business Team and member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Team of Brigard Urrutia, Mr. Tejeiro holds a J.D and a Master´s Degree in Law from the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), an LLM in Environmental and Energy Law from K.U Leuven (Belgium), a postgraduate degree on Environmental Law from UFGRS (Brazil), and a postgraduate degree on Electricity and Gas Regulation from Universidad Externado de Colombia (Colombia).
Mr. Tejeiro advises national and international clients in matters related to regulations on sustainability, environmental and social due diligences, environmental litigation, environmental tax benefits, and assists clients to structure sustainable projects and green business, including medicinal cannabis projects in Colombia.
He has served as legal counsel, researcher and lecturer in matters related to environmental law and renewable energy, occupying positions within NGOs, research institutes and law firms in Europe and Latin America. He is author of several publications in Colombia and abroad in environmental and renewable energy law and has been appointed as lecturer in several universities across Colombia.
Martin Javier Mosteirin, Partner, Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Martín joined Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal in 2003 and he is a partner of the Life Sciences and Health Care Departments.
He provides legal advice (both contentious and non-contentious) to leading global companies on regulatory strategies and compliance matters ranging from client’s day-to-day business to complex cross-border transactions, start-ups, joint ventures, M&As, spin-offs, product liability, contracts, compliance training and audits, administrative proceedings and litigation (trial and pre-trial), and civil and commercial advice in general. With advice to the bio-pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical devices, dental products, cosmetics, toiletries and perfumes, households cleaning products and food industries, among other industries, in a broad spectrum of matters.
Julio Copo, Lawyer, Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.
Associate of Basham, Ringe & Correa since 2011, in the Public Law and Life Sciences Practices in Mexico City’ office. Main activities include consulting in matters of health, pharmaceutical industry, medical devices, anti-corruption, money laundering prevention, consumer protection, human rights and administrative and constitutional litigation.
Author of various specialized articles and publications. In addition to his work as an attorney, Julio is the director for Basham Foundation, a non-for profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to non-for profit organizations and social entrepreneurs. He has also worked as an attorney for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica, and currently teaches International Public Law to J.D. students in Universidad Iberoamericana, in México City.