Strategy and management

The magic touch

30 April 2009

The Harvard Law School brand is a powerful tool for its alumni across Latin America - not to mention the immensely powerful and useful network they have to call on throughout their careers, finds Clare Bolton

Between a rock and a hard place

27 April 2009

In-house counsel from across the region share budget cutting solutions at a Latin American Corporate Counsel Association event in São Paulo. By Rosie Cresswell

Navigating the perfect storm

17 April 2009

Increased government scrutiny and the economic crisis are putting general counsel under increasing pressure, agreed the more than 50 corporate counsel who gathered for the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) second regional meeting last month.

When the first cut isn't the deepest

08 April 2009

White & Case LLP is being tested by a recession proving tough for the US legal industry - and in the middle of this is implementing a new global business plan. Practice head Victor Alvarez talks to Clare Bolton about how the Latin America practice will be affected

The team builders

21 November 2008

Wal-Mart Centroamérica’s in-house team is strong, forward-thinking and agile - and has been built from scratch over the past three years. Clare Bolton looks at the process in detail

Compliance programmes

07 November 2008

As the compliance burden grows both in the US and across Latin America, in-house counsel must spend more and more time keeping their programmes up to date. Clare Bolton asks if there is more opportunity for Latin American law firms in guiding their clients through this complex world

The networkers

24 October 2008

A strong network across the region forms the core of Microsoft’s in-house team, finds Rosie Cresswell when profiling the Latin American legal group in Fort Lauderdale

Citi's guiding light

06 October 2008

Right now, Latin America is one of Citibank’s most cherished regions. For Latin Lawyer’s first in-depth study of an internal legal department, Rosie Cresswell profiles a team under pressure but with much to teach

The buck stops here?

01 October 2008

Booming economies have so far helped Latin American law firms escape the worst effects of the depreciating US dollar. But as growth slows and inflation rises, are there problems ahead? Clare Bolton reports

Of the people, for the people

23 September 2008

Colombia's state-owned oil company Ecopetrol is determinedly turning itself into the new Petrobras. Clare Bolton looks at this remarkable change from the perspective of the in-house team and the law firms helping them through it