Baker McKenzie’s Bogotá office adds third partner in two months

Baker McKenzie (Colombia) has reinforced its corporate and M&A division shortly after the departure of a senior lawyer for another firm.

16 firms in DirecTV US$1 billion notes issuance

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and Los Angeles has acted as lead counsel to Latin American satellite television service DirectTV on a notes issuance worth US$1 billion.

Prieto steers first green bond issue in Chile

Prieto has helped Chile’s largest sanitary company, Aguas Andinas, in the country’s first ever green bond offering worth 1.5 million unidades de fomento (US$68 million).

Banding together

In the aftermath of Mexico’s fatal 7.1 magnitude earthquake, the legal community responded quickly to help the shaken country back on its feet. Emilio Demetriou-Jones hears how, in an unprecedented move, the country’s three clearing houses used the media to reach those most in need

Artificial lawyers

A survey of Latin Lawyer Elite firms by Latin Lawyer and law firm consultancy Adam Smith, Esq has found overwhelming enthusiasm for AI with one in three already trialling or using the technology. But how AI will transform the legal space proved more divisive. Tom Muskett-Ford reports

Time to wake up

Sophisticated companies’ use of AI to improve efficiency has the potential to revolutionise their relation­ships with legal service providers. Law firms would be wise to keep up, argue Adam Smith, Esq’s Bruce MacEwen, Janet Stanton and Antonio Leal Holguín

Respectful collaboration earns more M&A referral work, agree speakers

Big international firms are getting an increasing amount of M&A work on a referral basis from their Latin American counterparts and should adopt a more...






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