Features

Into the spotlight

Into the spotlight

10 April 2017

The record US$3.5 billion settlement between Odebrecht, its affiliate Braskem and enforcement authorities across three continents is being hailed as a benchmark for future cross-border resolutions. Lawyers who worked on the case talk to Vincent Manancourt on and off the record about how it was done

AI: friend or foe?

AI: friend or foe?

10 April 2017

Some fear the rise of artificial intelligence, but Rohit Talwar and Steve Wells, CEO and COO of Fast Future Publishing, show how it could bring significant opportunity for law firms

Associate viewpoint

Associate viewpoint

10 April 2017

Andrea Díaz of Chile’s Morales & Besa tells Latin Lawyer about the thrill of taking a company public, the importance of flexible working arrangements and karaoke with colleagues

Water for the people

27 February 2017

Morales & Besa associates Rodrigo Ropert and Diego Muñoz examine the bill to reform Chile’s water code, which is due to be passed into law this year

Converging with international tax transparency standards, and more

Converging with international tax transparency standards, and more

27 February 2017

Ferrere (Uruguay) partner Gianni Gutiérrez examines a new tax transparency law in Uruguay, which has been criticised for going beyond its purpose of bringing the country up to OECD standards

Promoting pro bono

Promoting pro bono

21 February 2017

The Vance Center has had a seismic impact on the development of pro bono in Latin America. Leire Larracoechea, an integral member of the team, talks to Zach Marzouk about her contribution to creating the region’s pro bono infrastructure and her ultimate goal to replicate it in her home country, Spain.

2016: a year in review

06 February 2017

While 2016 marked the rise of populism in the US and Europe, in Latin America business-friendly administrations took the reins of several of the region’s countries. With this in mind, law firms stocked up departments in preparation for an expected uptick in transactional work. Latin Lawyer takes a look at the most significant of these developments.

Five steps to make account management your law firm’s differentiator

Five steps to make account management your law firm’s differentiator

02 February 2017

James Edsberg, partner of Gulland Padfield, offers the key to effective client account management

Stepping into the ring

02 February 2017

Since taking office three years ago, Chile’s government has pursued an ambitious legislative reform agenda that has led to sweeping changes within one of Latin America’s most open economies. Joe Rowley spoke to managing partners from the country’s leading firms to find out what impact this has had on their legal practices and Chile’s once stable legal market

A pivotal moment

A pivotal moment

02 February 2017

The workings of the advertising industry make it particularly exposed to corruption. Can Brazil’s advertising agencies take heed from the country’s self-examination and make compliance top priority, ask Peixoto & Cury Advogados partner José Ricardo de Bastos Martins and associate Renato de Oliveira Valença.

Fundamental reform

21 December 2016

The Colombian government recently introduced into Congress a tax reform bill that calls for a major update to the country’s entire tax system. The bill includes 311 sections that represent substantial amendments to important features, which would change the tax landscape for foreign investors, individuals and domestic corporations. Posse Herrera Ruiz partner Felipe Aroca and associate Juan David Velasco explain

Brave new world

20 December 2016

Managing partners of Colombia’s leading firms discuss how the Pacific Alliance is shaping their strategies, the growing threat of the Big Four accounting firms and keeping hold of millennials.