Central America

Consortium hires HP in-house for new managing director role

Consortium Legal has hired a 32 year-old in-house lawyer from Hewlett-Packard's Central America and Caribbean division to improve regional coordination, settling on one of the youngest candidates to apply for the senior position.

Consortium becomes largest Costa Rican firm and challenges the Big Four

Consortium Legal (Costa Rica) has recruited multiple lawyers from prominent local firm Batalla Salto Luna, adding substantially to its headcount and establishing a large in-house tax team to directly challenge the Big Four accounting firms.

Pacific rift

The heads of state from countries representing 40 per cent of the global economy signed off the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for legislative approval on 4 February. Top US trade lawyers say the treaty will benefit Latin American signatories Chile, Mexico and Peru, but whether it puts the rest of the Americas at a disadvantage remains far from clear, writes Tom Muskett-Ford

Academia abroad

Latin American lawyers from all over the region sent us rave reviews of their time spent abroad pursuing their LLM degree, and it is no wonder many associates would like to experience the same. Marieke Breijer speaks to partners across the region about firm and personal considerations that lawyers should address in deciding whether and where to go

Consortium hires HP in-house for new managing director role

Consortium Legal has hired a 32 year-old in-house lawyer from Hewlett-Packard's Central America and Caribbean division to improve regional coordination, settling on one of the youngest candidates to apply for the senior position.

NYSBA’s LatAm arm calls for regionwide ethics guidance

Representatives of the New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) Latin American Council called on the region's law firms to adopt a single set of ethical guidelines at a conference held in New York yesterday, but some speakers questioned the project's multi-jurisdictional approach and enforceability.

Insight

Reference

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Construction 2017

Chile

Alfonso Reymond Larraín and Rodrigo Riquelme Yanez

Reymond & Cía

Brazil

Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla, Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri, Adriana Regina Sarra de Deus and Juliana Yumi Shiina Morato

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Guides

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment

Foreword

Anthony S Harrington

Albright Stonebridge Group

Introduction

Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press

Hogan Lovells LLP

Events

Events

Latin Lawyer 4th Annual Labour & Employment Conference

Events

Latin Lawyer 8th Annual Private Equity Conference