Features

To each their own

To each their own

26 September 2017

It has become a must for major Spanish firms to make a play for Latin America, yet not all agree on the best approach. Vincent Manancourt profiles the strategies of the country's main players

Doubling up

Doubling up

26 September 2017

Few were surprised when Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría (PPU) made good on its promise to expand across the Pacific Alliance trade bloc and entered Peru. But by merging with two different Peruvian firms just one year after PPU's creation, it was a more rapid and ambitious expansion than anyone could have predicted. Lulu Rumsey speaks to the key players behind the multi-firm merger

Muscling in

Muscling in

26 September 2017

Transfer pricing services used to be almost solely the domain of accounting companies like the Big Four. But as governments increasingly clamp down on tax avoidance, law firms are encroaching on their patch. Vincent Manancourt investigates

Associate viewpoint

Associate viewpoint

26 September 2017

Paola Ordóñez Arias of Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados talks about the challenges of large state privatisations, working to deadlines and a love of Julio Cortázar

Competing forces

Competing forces

26 September 2017

Brazil is the epicentre of one of the largest corruption probes in the world, but with at least four different authorities policing the investigation and little coordination between them, companies implicated in Lava Jato are finding it difficult to resume normal business, including participation in public tenders, even if they've signed a leniency agreement. Levy & Salomão Advogados's Alexandre Ditzel Faraco and Rafael Zabaglia consider the competing enforcers putting hurdles in the way of Brazil's anti-corruption leniency programme

Survival techniques

Survival techniques

26 September 2017

Against the backdrop of Venezuela's escalating economic and political crisis, Emilio Demetriou-Jones spoke with partners from two of the country's law firms to find out how they are coping

Life through different lenses

Life through different lenses

11 September 2017

Francisco Urrutia, winner of Latin Lawyer's Lifetime Achievement Award, reflects on a long and varied career that has taken him from the inner circles of government and the boardrooms of Colombia's leading companies, to the top of the country's leading law firms. But he also reveals how early success in a different field almost set him on a very different path. Interview by Joe Rowley

Under siege

Under siege

11 September 2017

Between lawyer arrests, government investigations, an influx of foreign competitors and a technology arms race, senior partners in Peru are facing pressure from all sides. Vincent Manancourt convened a roundtable of local leaders to discuss the challenges

Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

11 September 2017

When Canada's Brookfield Asset Management closed its acquisition of Colombian state-owned energy company Isagen, the country's largest public sell-off in more than a decade set an important precedent for the constitutionality of privatisations in Colombia. Emilio Demetriou-Jones talks to the Colombian firms who led the sale