LAVCA represents its members and the broader investment community on regulation and critical policy issues relevant to PE/VC in Latin America, and advocates for the implementation of best practices and international standards. LAVCA staff, under the leadership of the Public Policy and Global Standards Council (PP-GS), works in partnership with global and local industry players and policy makers to facilitate a sustainable investment environment. This work is supported by active involvement of LAVCA’s legal committee with representatives of leading law firms in Latin America.
Piero Minardi is based in São Paulo and joined Warburg Pincus in 2014 and leads the firm’s investment efforts in Latin America. Previously, Mr. Minardi was a Partner in the Private Equity Group at Gavea Investimentos…
of Counsel, LAVCA
Philip von Mehren is a partner and the Co-Chair of Venable’s New York Corporate Group. He routinely handles cross-border and domestic acquisitions and dispositions – for strategic and financial buyers – including private equity and venture capital funds…
Mr. Sosa del Valle is a vice president of Lexington primarily engaged in the evaluation of secondary purchases of non-U.S buyout, mezzanine and venture capital partnership interests…
Partner & Head of Latin America, The Abraaj Group
Miguel Olea is a Partner and Head of Latin America for The Abraaj Group based out of Mexico City. His public sector experience includes positions such as Director of International Finance at Mexicoʼs Ministry of Finance…
Francisco Arboleda joined HarbourVest in 2011 and focuses on partnership and direct co-investments in Latin America. He joined HarbourVest from Porvenir (the largest pension fund in Colombia)….
Priscila Rodrigues is a Partner at Bozano Investimentos and responsible for the consumer, retail and services practice. Prior to joining BI, she worked at Plural Capital in their private equity practice, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch…
The Carlyle Group
Marco Peschiera is a Managing Director and Head of the Peru advising team. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Peschiera served as Managing Director and Head of Latin America Diversified Industrials at Citigroup Global Markets based in New York City…
Carlos Asciutti is a partner in EY’s Transaction Support group in São Paulo, Brazil. Carlos has been in the accounting profession for over 25 years having worked for two years in the US office of a Big 4 accounting firm…
- Estudio Echecopar (Baker & McKenzie member firm)
Liliana Espinosa, Partner
- Brigard & Urrutia
Luis Gabriel Morcillo, Partner
- Brown Rudnick
Alejandro Fiuza, Partner
- Marval O’Farrel & Mairal
Diego Krischcautzky, Partner
- Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
- Philippi, Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
Federico Grebe, Partner
- Veirano Advogados
Carlos Lobo, Partner
The LAVCA Scorecard is a bi-annual ranking of the PE/VC environment in 12 key marks based on indicators such as taxation, minority shareholder rights, restrictions on institutional investors, and capital markets development. It is widely recognized and used by policymakers and regulators.
LAVCA and PP-GS Council Members developed a set of Country Policy Overviews for Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Relevant for limited partners and fund managers interested in or already active in the region, the LAVCA Country Policy Overviews consist of macro-overview policy briefs on fund formation rules and restrictions around the role of institutional investors.
LATEST ADVOCACY INITIATIVES
LAVCA submitted documentation presented by AMEXCAP to Mexican finance minister commenting on regulatory changes affecting direct investing by local pension funds in private equity, tax treatment of PE/VC funds and investments as well as fund formation and operation.