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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

The devil in the detail

The devil in the detail

11 September 2017

While many lawyers believe US businesses with investments in Cuba are unfazed by President Donald Trump's proposed changes to US-Cuba policy, a number have raised concerns about the implementation of clear-cut regulations to guide companies' operations on the island. Emilio Demetriou-Jones reports

Chile's data privacy pledge

Chile's data privacy pledge

11 September 2017

Chile's congress is currently considering a data privacy bill based on international standards that could transform how personal data is managed in the country. But the proposals have attracted both praise and criticism, says Alessandri Abogados partner Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri, who heads the firm's intellectual property department

Survival techniques

Survival techniques

30 August 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.

Latin Lawyer's Associate Salary Survey

Latin Lawyer's Associate Salary Survey

24 August 2017

Managing partners across Latin America are fond of describing legal talent as their most valuable asset, but determining what this talent is worth is far trickier. Latin Lawyer's second Associate Salary Survey reveals that despite firms paying their associates many multiples of their country's average monthly salary, there is striking variation in the structure and generosity of these pay packets.

The accidental lawyer

The accidental lawyer

24 August 2017

Machado Meyer Advogados founding partner Antonio Meyer, winner of Latin Lawyer's 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, talks to Vincent Manancourt about choosing his career on a whim, steering billion-dollar mergers and acting as a therapist for his clients.