Strategy and management

Under siege

Under siege

11 September 2017

Between lawyer arrests, government investigations, an influx of foreign competitors and a technology arms race, senior partners in Peru are facing pressure from all sides. Vincent Manancourt convened a roundtable of local leaders to discuss the challenges

Survival techniques

Survival techniques

30 August 2017

Against the backdrop of Venezuela's escalating economic and political crisis, Emilio Demetriou-Jones spoke with partners from two of the country's law firms to find out how they are coping.

Latin Lawyer's Associate Salary Survey

Latin Lawyer's Associate Salary Survey

24 August 2017

Managing partners across Latin America are fond of describing legal talent as their most valuable asset, but determining what this talent is worth is far trickier. Latin Lawyer's second Associate Salary Survey reveals that despite firms paying their associates many multiples of their country's average monthly salary, there is striking variation in the structure and generosity of these pay packets.

Defying expectations

Defying expectations

24 August 2017

When the Mexican government passed a package of far-reaching legislative reforms, a second wave of international firms entered the market. Their arrival could have marked the nail in the coffin for the poorly institutionalised local market, but it didn't. Internationals may have carved a niche in Mexico, but local firms remain at the top, rising above expectations to implement a level of specialisation and institutionalisation that has transformed the market. Lulu Rumsey reports

Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2017

Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2017

09 August 2017

Latin Lawyer profiles the 40 Latin American law firms with an eye firmly on the future.

Latin Lawyer Elite essentials

Latin Lawyer Elite essentials

09 August 2017

The Elite firms of 2017 all exhibit successful, innovative strategies and experience. They have all put considerable thought into how to stay at the top of their respective markets, be it through an international strategy, greater investment in talent or software, or astute business development.

An intangible asset

An intangible asset

09 August 2017

In the space of 16 years, Luis Castro transformed BLP from a seven-lawyer shop into one of Costa Rica's largest firms and a major regional player in all five Central American jurisdictions. He tells Tom Muskett-Ford how he did it

Strength in numbers

Strength in numbers

09 August 2017

Steps taken by Argentina's centre-right government to repair the damage done to investor confidence under the Kirchners means more work is on the way for the country's law firms. But to staff the increasing number of deals, firms are having to find creative ways to maintain their headcount. Lulu Rumsey speaks to the partners putting international exposure, and new approaches to working hours and career evaluations, at the centre of talent-retention strategies

Leading by example

Leading by example

22 June 2017

Lulu Rumsey talks to Nicole Nehme, co-founder of Chilean firm FerradaNehme and winner of Latin Lawyer’s Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award, about building a successful firm from scratch and why it is important for law firms to institutionalise

“Game is up” for traditional law firm business model, says top consultant

“Game is up” for traditional law firm business model, says top consultant

28 April 2017

Law firms must adopt business practices from other industries or else be superseded by new types of legal services providers, said law firm consultant Bruce MacEwan at the launch of his book in London yesterday.