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Apr 07

Guest speaker coming Monday, April 14

In conjunction with the International Law Society, Global is proud to host Professor Álvaro Pereira, who will be lecturing in the Moot Courtroom on April 14 at noon.

Prof. Pereira comes to us from the Universidad de los Andes Law School, where he teaches The Law of Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment, promoting an interdisciplinary approach to economic and sustainable development vis a vis foreign investments. An alumnus of Universidad de los Andes Law School’s LL.M. in Bogotá, D.C., Colombia, and current judge of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., he practices in the areas of corporate, tax and investment law. He will be presenting for the first time in Richmond.

In his lecture, “Incentives for Foreign Investment,” Professor Pereira will present the results of a two-year research project treating incentives for foreign investment in Colombia, drawing on his article published in Volume 12, Issue 2 of our journal, “Legal Stability Contracts in Colombia: An Appropriate Incentive for Investments? Historical Causes and Impact Analysis of Law 963 of 2005.” In that article, he examines and critiques the origins of the current competition among developing countries for attracting foreign direct investment. His work provides new answers for the Colombian case and raises even more questions on the suitability of incentives for investments. This lecture will extend beyond this context, analyzing development-oriented public policies in greater Latin America.

Professor Pereira’s previous lectures include the following: Flaws in the Colombian Justice System (Universidad de la Sabana, 2004), Terrorism in Contemporary International Law (Universidad de los Andes, 2008), Inconsistencies Between the Exchange and Corporate Regime (Universidad de los Andes, 2011) and Developing Latin America: Foreign Investment or Toxic Sell-Out? (Campbell University, 2013).