Features

A Q&A with DOJ prosecutor, Leo Tsao

28 October 2016

Andrew Levine, a partner with Debevoise & Plimpton, spoke to Department of Justice fraud section assistant chief Leo Tsao at the Anti-Corruption and Investigations Conference hosted by Latin Lawyer and sister magazine Global Investigations Review in São Paulo 

Ecuador after the boom

Ecuador after the boom

29 September 2016

As Ecuador sinks into a deep economic recession ahead of an unpredictable presidential election, Tom Muskett-Ford hears how the government response to this challenging environment spells opportunity for law firms

Ahead of the competition

Ahead of the competition

29 September 2016

Vincent Manancourt catches up with Gabriel Nogueira Dias and Carlos Francisco de Magalhães, the winners of Latin Lawyer’s first Specialist Law Firm leader of the Year Award

Telling time

29 September 2016

Over the last decade, a commodities-fuelled boom and unorthodox economic policies transformed Bolivia from economic basket case into Latin America’s fastest-growing economy. But as natural gas prices fall and growth stutters, lawyers in La Paz are calling for the government to re-engage with the private sector by implementing attractive legislation that’s free from politics. Joe Rowley reports

Associate viewpoint

Associate viewpoint

29 September 2016

José Luis Corvalán of Barros & Errázuriz Abogados talks about discovering law through a love of politics and litigating against the Chilean state 

Mercosur looks to EU amid Venezuelan controversy

Mercosur looks to EU amid Venezuelan controversy

22 September 2016

A dispute over Venezuela’s presidency of Mercosur has underscored deep divisions between members of the trade bloc, threatening to overshadow negotiations with the European Union (EU) and exacerbating existing flaws in the structure of the inward-looking group, which lawyers complain has prevented individual countries from benefiting from bilateral trade arrangements for too long.

Shock therapy

Shock therapy

19 September 2016

The outcome of Chile’s largest ever energy auction will slash electricity bills for consumers and could encourage economic growth, but lawyers are questioning the bankability of some of the awarded projects. Vincent Manancourt reports

Postgraduate studies: Home schooling

Postgraduate studies: Home schooling

07 September 2016

This year, for the first time, Latin Lawyer explores the universities that Latin America’s corporate lawyers choose for postgraduate studies in their home jurisdictions. While obtaining an LLM abroad is an attractive proposition for many Latin American lawyers, a postgraduate degree from a local university has its own benefits. In a series of articles, Vincent Manancourt seeks to identify the most popular law schools in the region and find out what courses are most in demand, as well as hearing the case for staying at home to get a postgraduate qualification. Not wishing to ignore the international route entirely, we also present the results of our annual survey into international LLMs

Postgraduate studies: The results are in

07 September 2016

Vincent Manancourt identifies the most popular universities in Latin America for postgraduate legal qualifications

Postgraduate studies: No place like home

07 September 2016

Vincent Manancourt explores Latin American lawyers’ reasons for choosing to study locally