Strategy and management

Rodrigo Elías recruits former SUNAT boss to open transfer pricing company

Rodrigo Elías recruits former SUNAT boss to open transfer pricing company

20 April 2017

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados has partnered with the former head of Peru’s tax authority to open a transfer pricing company that will provide economic advice on new OECD-inspired tax evasion legislation, to complement the firm’s legal services.

Reed Smith hires LatAm arbitration counsel in Houston

Reed Smith hires LatAm arbitration counsel in Houston

11 April 2017

Reed Smith has hired a new counsel in Houston specialising in energy disputes and Latin America-related disputes.

AI: friend or foe?

AI: friend or foe?

10 April 2017

Some fear the rise of artificial intelligence, but Rohit Talwar and Steve Wells, CEO and COO of Fast Future Publishing, show how it could bring significant opportunity for law firms

Associate viewpoint

Associate viewpoint

10 April 2017

Andrea Díaz of Chile’s Morales & Besa tells Latin Lawyer about the thrill of taking a company public, the importance of flexible working arrangements and karaoke with colleagues

Levy & Salomão launches government relations practice

Levy & Salomão launches government relations practice

07 April 2017

Brazil’s Levy & Salomão Advogados has hired a government civil servant as partner to co-lead a new government relations practice launched last month.

Mattos Filho launches white-collar crime practice

Mattos Filho launches white-collar crime practice

06 April 2017

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados will announce the hire of Rogerio Taffarello, 36, from São Paulo boutique Andrade e Taffarello Advogados today. Taffarello brings one associate and increases the firm’s partner count to 73.

Rebaza Alcázar opens venture capital practice

Rebaza Alcázar opens venture capital practice

05 April 2017

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has launched a standalone venture capital practice, thought to be the first of its kind among Peru’s top-tier firms.

US firms see Mexico opportunities despite Trump win

US firms see Mexico opportunities despite Trump win

21 November 2016

While US firms with offices in Mexico do anticipate changes to NAFTA following the election of Donald Trump, they have no plans to change their investment plans in Latin America’s second-largest economy.

The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness

09 November 2016

Across the region, associates are reporting higher levels of satisfaction than perhaps ever before. Joe Rowley finds out why

Doing their homework

09 November 2016

For generations of Latin American lawyers, a punishing schedule and long hours were unavoidable aspects of their chosen career, but a new generation of associates is challenging these established notions. Joe Rowley finds out how managing partners are responding  

Room for improvement

03 November 2016

While associates across Latin America are generally happy, it would be strange if they didn’t have any complaints. Rosie Cresswell reports on their biggest gripes, and considers whether they should be a cause for concern for law firm leaders

Embracing difference

Embracing difference

03 November 2016

Helping women climb the ladder has become a higher priority for many law firms across Latin America, but what about other forms of diversity? Vincent Manancourt finds out what firms are doing to promote an all-inclusive workplace