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Hard graft

Hard graft

06 December 2016

The IBA’s new president, David W Rivkin, talks to Vincent Manancourt about his plan to battle corruption in judiciaries across the world, having just returned from a trip to Argentina and Chile

An interview with Alejandra Palacios Prieto

An interview with Alejandra Palacios Prieto

05 December 2016

Alejandra Palacios Prieto was appointed chairwoman of Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) in September 2013 for a four-year term. Currently the only woman on the seven-member board of commissioners, Palacios sat down with Alex Wilts in Mexico City to discuss gender equality in Mexico’s competition law sector.

Letting the sunshine in

Letting the sunshine in

05 December 2016

After more than a decade in not-so-splendid isolation, Argentina’s government is implementing an ambitious programme of political, economic and legislative reform aimed at boosting foreign and domestic investment. Joe Rowley led a roundtable of managing partners from the country’s leading law firms to find out what impact this is having on the legal market.

A lesser-known, yet powerful tool

03 November 2016

After the Panama Papers, the US government has increased its enforcement and sanction efforts, making use of the little-known Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list. Jones Day partners Eric Snyder and D Grayson Yeargin, and associate Lindsey Nelson explain why appearing on the list can have devastating consequences

Associate viewpoint

Associate viewpoint

03 November 2016

Christian Chávez Verástegui of Miranda & Amado Abogados talks about his life-long love of law and playing a pivotal role in bringing down the price of beer

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