Regional Director, Latin America

Werner Trieloff

Serial entrepreneur, consultant, speaker and investor, Werner has worked with cross-border business and international associations for the past 15 years. His experience on both sides of the table, combined with his vast international network of contacts and multifaceted skillset, makes him an invaluable resource for Abacus members. He is responsible for development of the Latam region and works with our members to ensure they are getting the most value possible from the association.


As a benefit of members, every spring, Abacus hosts meetings at a location within each region to focus on local topics, meaningful discussions and networking within the region.

The 2023 Latin America Regional Meeting will be held in Panama City, Panama on March 16-17, 2023.


Vantage Worldwide - Latin America Episodes

Vantage Worldwide is our monthly podcast that showcases countries around the world and shares insight into doing business around the world.

Panama Edition

This edition of Vantage Worldwide features the country of Panama, a regional financial hub that serves as a link between Central and South America and is of the region’s fastest growing economies. This episode explores the nuts and bolts of what it takes to do business in Panama.


  • Werner Trieloff, Abacus Worldwide


Mexico Edition

This episode explores the country of Mexico and the business opportunities available in this Latin American nation.

Moderated by Abacus Regional Director, Werner Trieloff, the discussion features insights from Roberto Resa of Resa y Asociados, S.C. and Rafael Sámano from Sámano Abogados, S.C..

Brazil Edition

An overview of what it takes to do business in Brazil from both a legal and financial perspective.  All panelists are members of Abacus Worldwide.

This episode is moderated by Abacus Worldwide Latin America Regional Director, Werner Trieloff.

Panelists include:

  • Ana Carolina Born, Born Auditores Associados
  • Mariana Bicudo, Franco Advogados
  • Andréa Bodanese, Berger, Simões, Plastina e Zouvi Advogados

The episode discusses tax law in Brazil, employment and labor considerations,  legal ramifications of doing business and what opportunities exist for foreign investment in the Country.

Latin America News

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Ecuadorian accounting and advisory firm joins Abacus Worldwide

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Abacus Worldwide expands accounting presence in Panama

Abacus Worldwide, LLC is pleased to announce that RH&A Accounting, Audit, and Consulting Company has joined the progressive international association of independent accounting, consulting and legal ...

60-lawyer Brazilian law firm joins Abacus Worldwide

Bastos-Tigre, Coelho da Rocha, Lopes e Freitas Advogados Joins International Law Firm and Accounting Association Abacus Worldwide, LLC is pleased to announce that Bastos-Tigre, Coelho da ...

Abacus Worldwide Admits New Member Firm, Kraemer & Kraemer

Panama Law Firm Join International Law Firm and Accounting Association We are pleased to announce Kraemer & Kraemer as our newest law firm member located in ...

Levy International Joins Abacus Worldwide

Guatemala City Accounting Firm Becomes Newest Member of the ​Accounting and Legal Association Levy International is an accounting and auditing firm based in Guatemala providing support ...

Busso & Fariña Abogados Joins Abacus

Argentinian Law Firm Joins Global Association Abacus Worldwide is pleased to welcome our newest member, Busso & Fariña Abogados, a full-service law firm specialized in labor, ...

Abacus Worldwide and JHI have merged as of September 1, 2020

Following their Special General Meeting with an overwhelming majority vote, JHI members approved a merger of the association membership into Abacus Worldwide. The merged association will ...
Berger, Simões, Plastina e Zouvi Advogados, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Pablo Berger

"It is a huge advantage to be able to connect and engage with likeminded professionals around the world. We share a client first approach with fellow Abacus Worldwide firms and that makes us proud to be members."