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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

From high to low

07 September 2016

With the boom years firmly behind it, Uruguay is now edging closer to recession. At a round table held in Montevideo, lawyers met to discuss how law firms are faring in hard times. Lulu Rumsey reports

Bankruptcy in Brazil

Bankruptcy in Brazil

07 September 2016

As bankruptcy filings go through the ceiling in Brazil, Latin Lawyer reviews what panellists at the first Latin Lawyer - GRR Restructuring Summit had to say about successful restructuring in the troubled country

Associate viewpoint

Associate viewpoint

07 September 2016

Ignacio Armida of Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC, talks about the high level of commitment required to practise law and on being called upon for advice in unexpected areas

Taking control of conservation

Taking control of conservation

07 September 2016

In the US, private landowners have been taking conservation of the environment into their own hands for years, with notable success. Alejandro Quintana of Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia explains how Chile is now following the same path

Digital law

Digital law

07 September 2016

FerradaNehme’s Marcela Rodríguez and José Manuel Gallegos chart the path towards the digitalisation of judicial procedure in Chile

Operation Zealots: not yet Car Wash

17 August 2016

Prosecutors in Brasília face a number of challenges that are keeping Operation Zealots, a bribery and tax fraud investigation, from realising its full potential.

Boosting transparency

04 August 2016

Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados (in cooperation with Baker & McKenzie) partner Maria Fernanda Furtado and associate Rodrigo Vianna explain the new rules regarding the disclosure of a legal entity’s corporate chain up to the individual deemed as its final beneficiary

Caught in the web

01 August 2016

Brazil is in the vanguard of Latin America’s efforts to regulate the internet and protect users online, but a package of cybercrime bills currently being considered by the country’s Senate has sparked concern among the legal community. Joe Rowley finds out why

Breaking down barriers

Breaking down barriers

29 July 2016

Andrés Cerisola’s championing of Ferrere’s expansion across Latin America’s smaller jurisdictions has transformed the firm’s regional presence from one that its competitors derided, to a real force to be reckoned with. The winner of Latin Lawyer’s 2016 Law Firm Leader of the Year Award tells Lulu Rumsey how he helped Ferrere shed its Uruguayan skin to become a truly regional entity