Five Clyde & Co lawyers set sail for boutique

Four partners from Clyde & Co’s global marine group in London left last month to launch their own boutique – including the former co-head of the Latin American strategy committee, Elizabeth Turnbull.

Vaz Buranello hires partner from KLA

Brazilian law firm Vaz, Buranello, Shingaki & Oioli Advogados has strengthened its disputes practice by hiring a partner from KLA - Koury Lopes Advogados.

Muñiz makes three equity partners

Peru’s Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera has made three new equity partners, growing its equity partnership by 50%.  

Big fish in small ponds

It’s no secret that many of Latin America’s largest companies remain controlled by small, concentrated groups reluctant to relinquish control, limiting these entities’ ability to tap into a bigger pool of resources through the capital markets. This status quo makes public M&A deals a rarity in the region. Christina McKeon Frutuoso considers the challenges faced by lawyers when such transactions do arise.

Catching El Peje: what lawyers expect from AMLO's presidency

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is popularly known as El Peje because of his Tabasqueño accent. The nickname comes from pejelagarto (literally, fishlizard), an alligator-like fish from his native Tabasco. Much like his freshwater namesake, it’s hard to pin down what he is, so Latin Lawyer asked some of Mexico’s top lawyers for help.

Latin Lawyer Elite: the firms

The 2019 Latin Lawyer Elite firms are profiled here. Each have carved out their own paths towards excellence and demonstrate unique areas of strength.

Latin Lawyer Elite survey 2019

Exposing the gap

Leading GCs from across Latin America gather for LACCA’s Miami meeting

GCs from major companies across Latin America and the US gathered in Miami last week for LACCA’s 11th regional meeting to discuss some of the biggest issues currently affecting legal teams, including disruptive technologies, crisis management, regulatory hurdles, employee privacy matters and the challenges GCs contend with in today’s markets.

Political instability brings uncertainty for employers, suggest speakers

Political instability and an overarching shift to the left in parts of Latin America are bringing uncertainty for employers in the region, but there are signs of economic strength in some areas, heard delegates at the sixth annual Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held on Wednesday in Miami.

Tech-led investment “fundamentally changing” LatAm private equity, hear delegates

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