As China increases its investment in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Colombia, Shearman & Sterling partner Michael McGuinness and senior associate Vanina de Verneuil write in International Financial Law Review that China and Latin America are “on the crest of a new wave of strategic investment and development.” The authors note that “this is due to Beijing’s continuing role as a matchmaker — driving outbound investment through its Going Out Policy and encouragement of international financing by China’s state policy banks — the natural maturing of cross-border transactions between the two regions, and the strategic demand for resources and technology.”Ā 
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