Features

Brazilian reinsurance market

21 May 2008

In April, Brazil officially broke the monopoly of state-owned reinsurer IRB. Marcelo Vieira Rechtman of Veirano Advogados reports on progress so far

"Now we are lawyering"

07 May 2008

Change is in the air in Montevideo, home to some of Latin America’s oldest and most established law firms, finds Rosie Cresswell

Capital Markets - Introduction

07 May 2008

Contributed by Michael L Fitzgerald, Taisa Markus and Marcelo Mottesi, partners
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Where Petrobras and Telmex led

06 May 2008

Brazil and Mexico used to compete for investment from the north - but now increasingly look to each other as business partners, reports Enrique González Calvillo, partner of González Calvillo SC

Private equity from the inside

02 May 2008

Private equity group Aureos Capital has launched a targeted US$300 million fund for Latin America. Erik Peterson, regional managing partner of the fund, and Sarah Clinch, in-house counsel, talk to Latin Lawyer

From 27 bucks to US$50 billion

01 May 2008

The microfinance sector is one of the very few able to achieve both financial and social return on investments - not to mention opening up many new opportunities for local counsel, explain Howard Finkelstein, partner, and Brooke Chadeayne, associate, of Akerman Senterfitt LLP

Between New York and Santiago

28 April 2008

Working out loyalties between the company’s general counsel and local management is just one of the challenges faced by Chile’s senior in-house lawyers, we found at a Santiago meeting of the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association

Corporate counsel interview

21 April 2008

José Sariego, senior vice president of business & legal affairs for HBO Latin America, talks to Clare Bolton about conducting the region's legal operations from Miami

Deconstructing Ipiranga

18 April 2008

Over the last year the Ipiranga Group has been taken apart and its parts sold to three of Brazil’s icons. Rosie Cresswell talks to the lawyers that steered the reorganisation of Brazil’s petrochemical industry

Argentina (re)encourages industrial investments

16 April 2008

Máximo Spinedi, tax counsel at Siemens in Argentina, says recent changes to Argentine tax law should help investors overcome devaluation of the peso and encourage further investment