Strategy and management

WOMEN IN LAW: Stand up and be counted

17 June 2016

Closing the gender gap does not just fall to law firm leaders; women can bring about change by speaking up

WOMEN IN LAW: In celebration of female attributes

17 June 2016

We invited readers to tell us about female partners of law firms in Latin America who have inspired them. The resulting list showcases a variety of female attributes. As well as being talented lawyers and leaders, they are also role models for younger lawyers who find encouragement in their achievements 

WOMEN IN LAW: Lone star

17 June 2016

Almost one-fifth of Latin American Latin Lawyer 250 firms have just one female partner; a further fifth have no women in their partnerships. Vincent Manancourt talks to women from a handful of these firms about the experience of being the sole female partner in a law firm

Swapping an axe for a scalpel

17 June 2016

Brazil’s 2005 bankruptcy law provided the country’s legal community with an expanded tool kit to help the country’s leading companies to avoid bankruptcy. Joe Rowley takes a look at some of the creative ways the law is being used to help companies restructure their debts and survive, and finds out what more could be done to make the law fit for purpose.

WOMEN IN LAW: The view from the top

14 June 2016

Having smashed through multiple glass ceilings to enjoy successful careers on the international stage, Claudia Prado and Elisabeth Eljuri share their views on gender diversity with Vincent Manancourt

Fleeting visit

26 May 2016

More and more firms in Latin America are using lateral hires to achieve growth, particularly in Mexico and Brazil, but given the speed with which some are out the door, is it really the best strategy asks Rosie Cresswell

Small but mighty

Small but mighty

25 April 2016

Decades of economic growth have seen an explosion in headcount at some of Latin America’s most ambitious law firms. Yet while those at the top of the market in terms of size have the manpower and multi-disciplinary service offer to staff the region’s blockbuster transactions, there is no shortage of firms enjoying considerable success with much smaller headcounts. Vincent Manancourt talks to this latter group about their reasons for keeping numbers down

Friends for life

Friends for life

25 April 2016

More and more foreign firms are opening in Latin America, expanding their regional offering. Leading independent firms are pursuing ground-breaking regional strategies or resolutely sticking to their own path in a bid to remain competitive. They all believe that relationships with the top UK and US firms are more important than ever. Fortunately, such international firms share the sentiment, depending on firms in the region not only to provide an excellent service to clients but increasingly for lucrative referrals. Rosie Cresswell speaks to the Latin American practice groups of those firms about how to maintain good relations

Latin Lawyer Elite

Latin Lawyer Elite

09 March 2016

Latin Lawyer’s brand new project seeks to identify the leadership skills required to build a law firm for tomorrow

Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2016

09 March 2016

The firms profiled here have been selected because of their leaders’ commitment to maintaining their competitive edge. While the strategies may differ, they have all put considerable thought into how to stay at the top of the market, be it through an international strategy, greater investment in talent or software, or astute business development. We hope that some, if not all, of these approaches will resonate with our readers.