Associate Salary Survey

Managing partners across Latin America are fond of describing their firm's legal talent as its most valuable asset, but determining what this talent is worth in monetary terms is a far trickier proposition. Latin Lawyer's second Associate Salary Survey reveals that despite all the firms paying their associates many multiples of the average monthly salary in their home countries, there is striking variation, both between countries and even within them, in the structure and generosity of associate pay packets.

Demarest launches diversity programme

Brazilian firm Demarest Advogados has launched a diversity programme, called Demulheres, which aims to create a more gender balanced working environment for women to enable more female lawyers to progress to partner level.

Abengoa Brazil wins creditor approval for restructuring plan

The Brazilian unit of Spanish renewable energy group Abengoa has struck a deal with a US investor to sell completed transmission lines in the country, sealing creditor approval for its in-court reorganisation plan. 

An intangible asset

In the space of 16 years, Luis Castro transformed BLP from a seven-lawyer shop into one of Costa Rica's largest firms and a major regional player in all five Central American jurisdictions. He tells Tom Muskett-Ford how he did it

Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2017

Latin Lawyer profiles the 40 Latin American law firms with an eye firmly on the future.

Strength in numbers

Steps taken by Argentina's centre-right government to repair the damage done to investor confidence under the Kirchners means more work is on the way for the country's law firms. But to staff the increasing number of deals, firms are having to find creative ways to maintain their headcount. Lulu Rumsey speaks to the partners putting international exposure, and new approaches to working hours and career evaluations, at the centre of talent-retention strategies

Political instability threatens survival of state-run oil companies in LatAm, agree lawyers

Panellists at the Latin Lawyer-GRR Live 2nd Annual Restructuring Summit agreed political instability has damaging implications for both Brazil’s Petrobras...

Insight

Reference

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Construction 2017

Chile

Alfonso Reymond Larraín and Rodrigo Riquelme Yanez

Reymond & Cía

Brazil

Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla, Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri, Adriana Regina Sarra de Deus and Juliana Yumi Shiina Morato

LO Baptista

Guides

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment

Foreword

Anthony S Harrington

Albright Stonebridge Group

Introduction

Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press

Hogan Lovells LLP

Latin Lawer-250

The most authoritative guide to Latin America's leading business law firms - fully revised and updated 19th edition.

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