Fresh from a win against a Spanish investor, Costa Rica has defeated a US$75 million ICSID claim brought by one of Mexico’s wealthiest families over alleged price-fixing in the liquefied petroleum gas market.
LACCA has released its landmark research into which law firms are regularly retained by the region's largest 100 companies.
While 2016 marked the rise of populism in the US and Europe, in Latin America business-friendly administrations took the reins of several of the region’s countries. With this in mind, law firms stocked up departments in preparation for an expected uptick in transactional work. Latin Lawyer takes a look at the most significant of these developments.
The findings of our fifth joint pro bono survey provide plenty of reasons to feel positive. Pro bono appears to have turned a corner in Latin America thanks to an ever strengthening infrastructure and the greater willingness of more firms to take part. While the survey results might not show a significant uptick year on year, law firms are nevertheless making great strides in the implementation of policies needed to make pro bono more commonplace. Of course, there are challenges to overcome, such as engaging more partners in pro bono cases. However, the latest focus on high-impact cases could help achieve that, alongside producing a dramatic increase in the value of pro bono work. Rosie Cresswell reports
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods for resolving employment conflicts out-of-court have met with varying degrees of success across Latin America, but lack of recognition by courts, opposition from the legal community and reluctance from clients are holding the practice back.
These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250