Conference coverage

Clear information and financial clarity help companies decide on arbitration

Clear information and financial clarity help companies decide on arbitration

23 May 2017

The way in which arbitration is pitched to companies has a significant bearing on whether they select it as a method of alternative dispute resolution; with financial companies being the most hesitant to do so, heard delegates at the first Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit held in Miami last month.

Trump may be good for LatAm's energy space

Trump may be good for LatAm's energy space

19 May 2017

President Donald Trump's deregulation efforts will have little impact on oil and gas investment in the US and any production gains they do produce could benefit rather than harm the country's big export markets, especially Mexico, agreed panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer's 8th annual oil & gas conference, held yesterday in Mexico City.

How essential is public law experience in investor-state cases?

How essential is public law experience in investor-state cases?

17 May 2017

A panel at the Latin Lawyer-GAR Live Arbitration Summit that considered the prerequisites for choosing an arbitrator was divided on whether arbitrators in investor-state cases should have extensive expertise in public international law, or whether commercial experience is more important.

Sérgio Moro: Corruption in Brazil is “systemic, deep and pervasive”

Sérgio Moro: Corruption in Brazil is “systemic, deep and pervasive”

16 May 2017

Arriving to a mixture of raucous applause and booing, the Brazilian judge leading the Car Wash investigation into a kickback scheme involving scores of key businessmen and politicians defended the use of preventive pre-trial detention at a panel discussion in London on Saturday.

Cuban exiles weigh up new prospects back home

Cuban exiles weigh up new prospects back home

04 May 2017

Exiles returning, a marked shift in the attitude of young people and a burgeoning small business sector will be important factors in Cuba’s development in coming years, according to the former British ambassador to the country.

Latin America becoming more attractive as arbitration seat

Latin America becoming more attractive as arbitration seat

28 April 2017

Local arbitration centres are developing stronger institutional rules and are increasingly viewed as an attractive destination for an arbitration seat, contributing to a Latinisation of arbitration, heard delegates at the debut Latin Lawyer - GAR Live Arbitration Summit held in Miami on Thursday.

“Game is up” for traditional law firm business model, says top consultant

“Game is up” for traditional law firm business model, says top consultant

28 April 2017

Law firms must adopt business practices from other industries or else be superseded by new types of legal services providers, said law firm consultant Bruce MacEwan at the launch of his book in London yesterday.

Latin American competition enforcers announce new strategic alliance

Latin American competition enforcers announce new strategic alliance

04 April 2017

The chief prosecutor at Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) announced a new strategic alliance among the antitrust enforcers in his country, Argentina, Brazil and Chile at the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Spring meeting last Thursday.

Thinking outside the box

22 March 2017

In the quest for innovation, law firms are putting client satisfaction at the core of new management strategies, effectively surveying clients to find improved ways of delivering their services.

Vance Centre WIP conference: women have power to close gender gap

15 March 2017

At yesterday’s annual Vance Center Women in the Profession Program (WIP) conference in Buenos Aires, female professionals were urged to instigate the closing of the gender gap through a culture of inclusivity.