DLA Piper LLP in Miami, New York and San Juán, Colombia’s DLA Piper Martinez Beltran and Dominican firms OMG have helped Putney Capital Management enter a joint venture with Gerdau, the largest steelmaker in the Americas, in a deal worth US$165 million.
Dominican heavyweight Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández has promoted three lawyers to partner, strengthening its transactional and disputes capabilities and increasing its partnership by almost 40%.
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.
Clearing houses across the region are putting high-impact projects at the top of their agenda because they can bring about systemic change. Rosie Cresswell asks how law firms can maximise the results of their pro bono projects
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.