Strategy and management

Ferrere backs second UN gender equality initiative in a year

Ferrere backs second UN gender equality initiative in a year

15 November 2017

Just months after joining the HeForShe campaign, Ferrere (Uruguay) has signed up to another United Nations initiative: the Women Empowerment Principles (WEP).

To each their own

To each their own

26 September 2017

It has become a must for major Spanish firms to make a play for Latin America, yet not all agree on the best approach. Vincent Manancourt profiles the strategies of the country's main players

Doubling up

Doubling up

26 September 2017

Few were surprised when Philippi Prietocarrizosa & UrĂ­a (PPU) made good on its promise to expand across the Pacific Alliance trade bloc and entered Peru. But by merging with two different Peruvian firms just one year after PPU's creation, it was a more rapid and ambitious expansion than anyone could have predicted. Lulu Rumsey speaks to the key players behind the multi-firm merger

Muscling in

Muscling in

26 September 2017

Transfer pricing services used to be almost solely the domain of accounting companies like the Big Four. But as governments increasingly clamp down on tax avoidance, law firms are encroaching on their patch. Vincent Manancourt investigates

Survival techniques

Survival techniques

26 September 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

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.