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Associate Salary Survey

Associate Salary Survey

24 August 2017

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, reports Joe Rowley.

Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2017

Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2017

09 August 2017

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

Latin Lawyer Elite essentials

Latin Lawyer Elite essentials

09 August 2017

The Elite firms of 2017 all exhibit successful, innovative strategies and experience. They have all put considerable thought into how to stay at the top of their respective markets, be it through an international strategy, greater investment in talent or software, or astute business development.

An intangible asset

An intangible asset

09 August 2017

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

Strength in numbers

Strength in numbers

09 August 2017

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

Associate viewpoint

Associate viewpoint

09 August 2017

Daniel Levi of Estudio Beccar Varela talks about the importance of finding the right balance between commercial empathy and flexibility, and the challenge of being the first lawyer in his family

Latin Lawyer and GAR Live Arbitration Summit in Miami

Latin Lawyer and GAR Live Arbitration Summit in Miami

09 August 2017

Setting a date (or not)

Rising to the challenge

Rising to the challenge

06 July 2017

Reducing tax treaty abuse and clamping down on base erosion and profit shifting by multinational companies are the objectives at the core of a new OECD multilateral tax treaty that is the first of its kind to propose changes to multiple existing treaties. Corina Laudato, head of Argentina’s Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno’s tax practice, comments on the consequences for tax practitioners

Leading by example

Leading by example

22 June 2017

Lulu Rumsey talks to Nicole Nehme, co-founder of Chilean firm FerradaNehme and winner of Latin Lawyer’s Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award, about building a successful firm from scratch and why it is important for law firms to institutionalise

Deal of the year 2016

20 June 2017

Latin Lawyer profiles the winners and runners-up of Latin Lawyer’s Deal of the Year Awards, shining a spotlight on the lawyers who made Latin America’s largest and most sophisticated transactions and cases happen in 2016.