Submitting news

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 - please email any relevant photos to briefing@latinlawyer.com, clearly stating the news and firm they relate to in the subject line.

What happens next?

Each time you submit a deal, you will receive a confirmation of your submission.

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 and follow up on a deal’s status at any time. 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 of the transaction 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 announcement 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.

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