Brazilian Elections Theme of Business Breakfast in New York

    Weil, Gotshal & Manges, the international law firm headquartered in New York, will serve as sponsor and host of a Brazil Presidential Election breakfast briefing organized by the New York Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce on February 22, 2006.

    Sponsoring and hosting this event is part of the firm’s initiative to expand its presence in Brazil and Latin America.

    The breakfast briefing will feature Brazil’s Treasury Secretary Joaquim Levy as a special guest speaker and include a panel discussion with participants from the U.S. investment banking community.

    The briefing will examine the latest market developments in light of the upcoming Brazilian elections – aimed to depict key issues for investors and corporations looking to enter or expand their business in Brazil.

    S. Wade Angus, who heads the Brazilian practice for Weil, Gotshal & Manges, says, "Brazil continues to attract significant attention from international investors looking to expand in Latin America. Weil, Gotshal & Manges is well-positioned to assist our clients with the broad range of complex issues they encounter when doing business in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America."

    Paulo Vieira de Cunha, Chairman of the Banking and Capital Markets Committee for the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce will serve as the panel’s moderator, and the panel will include:

    * Geoffrey Dennis, Managing Director, Head of Latin American Equity
    Research and Latin American Strategist, Citigroup

    * William M. Landers, Director, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers

    * Adam Weiner, Portfolio Manager, Oppenheimer Funds

    Location:

    Weil, Gotshal & Manges
    767 Fifth Avenue (Between 58th and 59th Streets), 25th floor
    New York

    Event information:
    8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Presentations; Q&A session

    Weil, Gotshal & Manges – www.weil.com

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