Strategy and management

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Law firms must adopt business practices from other industries or else be superseded by new types of legal services providers, said law firm consultant Bruce MacEwan at the launch of his book in London yesterday.

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