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.
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.
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.
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Law firms must adopt business practices from other industries or else be superseded by new types of legal services providers, said law firm consultant Bruce MacEwan at the launch of his book in London yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
13 February 2017
A member of the administrative tribunal for Brazil’s competition enforcer earlier this month said it has maintained mechanisms that free it from inappropriate public interest considerations.
22 December 2016
Few M&A transactions are never straightforward, but none can prove as complicated as when a cross-border bankruptcy proceeding is involved. Panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 7th annual M&A conference discussed the grey areas in current legislation and the risk of purchasing distressed assets across borders.
21 December 2016
Few areas of law have been as severely affected by Latin America’s burgeoning compliance culture as M&A, particularly when the assets being merged or acquired may have derived from a parent company already involved in a corruption investigation. Although legislation recently introduced in Brazil aims to resolve many of the ambiguities raised in such a scenario, the untested nature of the regulations and absence of available case law means companies involved in a transactions are often left with more questions than answers, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 7th Annual M&A Conference.