Features

Into Africa

Into Africa

16 May 2017

From its national dance to its national dish, Brazil’s African heritage is clear, but the same close connection is less visible in commercial terms. Joe Rowley asks whether this may be about to change

Associate viewpoint

Associate viewpoint

16 May 2017

Juan David Velasco of Posse Herrera Ruiz talks about the importance of ethical practice, relaxing on the green and navigating Colombia’s labyrinthine tax code

Latin Lawyer Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Latin Lawyer Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

16 May 2017

Alex Ali Mendez Diaz is a pro bono lawyer spearheading the fight for same-sex marriage across socially conservative Mexico. For his efforts, he won Latin Lawyer’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award this year

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.