Strategy and management

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Law firms must adopt business practices from other industries or else be superseded by new types of legal services providers, said law firm consultant Bruce MacEwan at the launch of his book in London yesterday.

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

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

Master of one trade

Master of one trade

29 September 2016

Vincent Manancourt asks whether boutique firms can retain their competitive edge as full-service firms become increasingly specialised

Money matters

Money matters

29 September 2016

As law firms in Latin America grow and face new competitive challenges, the pressure to re-evaluate partner compensation systems is on. As more law firms change to models that reward performance, how can law firm leaders appear objective and fair when sharing out the pie? asks Rosie Cresswell

BLP opens in Guatemala with three new partners

BLP opens in Guatemala with three new partners

15 September 2016

BLP has completed its sweep of Central America in less than three years, poaching three partners and 10 associates from veteran family firm Arenales & Skinner-Klée/ LatamLex to open in Guatemala City, its ninth office in the region.