LL News submissions, editorial calendar and FAQs

Details on how to submit news, upcoming features and projects as well as other frequently-asked questions relating to editorial and the Latin Lawyer 250


 

Latin Lawyer news submissions

 

We welcome news from law firms, be it about deals or cases they have worked on or internal news at partner level – for example a partner promotion or a new lateral hire. Feel free to notify us of any other developments you think maybe of interest to our readers, for instance new legislation.

Please note that while we will endeavour to publish your news as soon as possible it can take some days before the news appears in the briefing. This is due to the fact that we must obtain confirmation from all firms participating in a deal prior to publication and because at certain points during the year we are very busy. We thank you for your patience.

Please submit news through the links below:

People and firm news – eg promotions, lateral hires, law firm mergers or splits, new offices, alliances, partner appointments to positions outside of the firm, etc. Please note that we report on partner-level hires and promotions, and counsel-level appointments in some cases. We do not report on associate hires. 

Deal news – eg M&A deals, debt capital market deals, equity capital market deals, banking & finance, project finance deals and restructuring. 

Any other work news – Please submit news about other work your firm has carried out here. This includes litigation, investigations, pro bono and one off cases or transactions across any practice areas, including IP, labour, tax, trade environment etc. We do not report on day-to-day work, or everyday advice such as the incorporation of a new business. 

New legislation - significant legislative reform, new legislation etc.

PHOTOS: the journalist assigned the story will be in touch for any relevant photos. 

What happens next?

Each time you submit a deal, you will receive an online confirmation message thanking you for providing the information.

We will check for submissions on a daily basis and will be in touch if we need any more information or to let you know if we plan to report on your news.

We are still available for conversation. If you have any questions, please email briefing@latinlawyer.com. We check this inbox every day and you are welcome to email us with any questions. Of course, you can always email anyone on the team. We will also be in touch as usual to ask you any questions, or confirm counsel details. 

GUIDELINES:

Deals

Firms can submit deals of any value that are up to six months old at the time of submission. We will use this information to compile regular news round-ups analysing deal activity over a specified time period in a certain industry, transaction type or country. Examples of this might include: M&A activity in the pharmaceutical industry over the last six months, deal flow in Ecuador in the first quarter of the year, project finance in Colombian infrastructure, or capital markets deals in Mexico’s real estate sector. In these stories, we will include any relevant deals that have been reported to us, regardless of their value or the timing of their submission, alongside the firms that worked on them.  For now, we will focus this type of analysis on M&A, debt capital markets, equity capital markets, corporate finance and project finance transactions because we consider them to be the most common in the region.

This does NOT mean we will write individual stories about every deal we receive. All submitted deals (regardless of date or value) will be mentioned in any relevant round-ups described above, but Latin Lawyer still reserves the right to select the deals that it considers most interesting to readers for individual reporting, and the value thresholds will continue to play an important part in our decision-making alongside other editorial judgement. As usual, we will continue to make exceptions for deals under value that are particularly complex.

While law firms can submit deals up to six months old, they should submit deals within two weeks of its announcment or closing in order to increase the chances of us reporting on the deal individually.

People news, all other work and new legislation

All other news should be submitted within two weeks of the news becoming public/official in order for us to write about it in the daily news briefing.

LATIN LAWYER 250

Firms are selected for listing in the Latin Lawyer 250 on merit, and research is conducted continuously to assess firms through the region for the next edition. If you would like us to consider your firm for inclusion in the guide, we strongly advise you to tell us about the kind of work your firm is doing throughout the year, for publication in our daily email briefing and website. We use this heavily when researching the LL250, and it is the best way to 'apply' for inclusion in the listing. More information about how to submit news can be found below. If you would like to notify us of your interest in the Latin Lawyer 250 please contact Rosie Cresswell.

EDITORIAL SUBMISSION CALENDAR FOR LATIN LAWYER 250 FIRMS - APPLIES TO EXISTING MEMBERS ONLY

Stage 1 (non-transactional areas and client references): Request for information sent out in mid-April, with six week deadline.

Stage 2 (review of LL250 editorial profile, request for telephone interview): Request for information sent out in early September, with approximately one month deadline.

Stage 3 (law firm numbers): Request for information sent out at start of November, with two week deadline.

Editorial content

Article proposals

Latin Lawyer often publishes articles from lawyers, and we are always interested in having articles from any lawyers about new legislation, for example, or giving a forthright critique or opinion on a certain aspect of the law. If you have an article proposal please contact Rosie Cresswell.

Editorial calendar

Please contact Rosie Cresswell for:

Client account management

Law firm ethics

Pro bono survey

Fee survey

Management features

Please contact Joe Rowley for:

Brazil focus

Associate satisfaction survey

Please contact Vincent Manancourt for:

Diversity

Colombia focus

Peru focus

China focus

M&A League Tables

Latin Lawyer’s M&A league tables are based on reporting in Latin Lawyer’s daily online briefing of M&A transactions announced between 1 January and 31 December of the year in question. For more information on how to submit M&A deals see above in the submitting news section.

Deal of the Year

Each year, Latin Lawyer offers awards to general counsel and law firms advising on the most significant deals of the year across Latin America. The nomination period for Deal of the Year runs from 1 December to the end of the second week of January. Full details about the process will be provided through the Latin Lawyer briefing at that time.

Our Deal of the Year Awards are in the following categories:

  • Corporate Finance
  • M&A
  • Restructuring
  • Project Finance
  • Disputes
  • Regulatory
  • Private Equity

Deals and matters in the above categories which closed in the relevant calendar year will be eligible for consideration. Considerations when deciding the winner will include value, timeframe, complexity, legal creativity shown, political and regulatory sensitivity, number of jurisdictions to which the deal relates, and so on.

The full shortlist of deals nominated, and the firms which worked on them, are announced in February. Awards are presented to winners at our annual charity awards ceremony in São Paulo.

Latin Lawyer Individual Awards

Each year Latin Lawyer hands out individual awards at our annual charity awards ceremony in São Paulo:

Law Firm Leader of the Year Award

Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award

International Lawyer of the Year Award

Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Diversity Initiative of the Year Award

If you would like to put forward an individual for consideration, please complete this form and send to briefing@latinlawyer.com

Money raised at the event will support efforts to boost Pro Bono work in the region, by funding clearinghouses which link deserving charities to lawyers willing to provide free legal advice.

Please contact Joe Rowley for further information.

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