Argentina’s Tavarone Rovelli makes first internal promotion

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani has made its first partner promotion, strengthening the Argentine firm's flagship banking and finance practice.

Rodrigo Elías works pro bono in ventilator project

Peru’s Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados has helped a group of companies design and manufacture ventilators for covid-19 patients with severe respiratory difficulties without the financial means to be treated in private clinics.

Law firm network WSG appoints Argentine chairman

The World Services Group (WSG) has appointed Ramón Moyano of Argentina’s Beccar Varela and Jesús Colunga of Mexico’s Basham, Ringe y Correa as members of its board of directors for 2020-21.

Law Firm Leader of the Year Award: Jaime Carey

Jaime Carey’s ability to break new ground and cultivate long-lasting tradition in equal measure is what makes him stand out from the crowd. We interview a man who knows the value of applying a business savvy approach to law firm management, while never losing sight of what he believes truly matters.

Battle of the titans

The UK’s top law firms have long sought to gain ground from New York’s white-shoe elite when it comes to some of the most lucrative work in Latin America: cross-border M&A deals governed under New York law. But establishing a foothold in the upper echelons of the US market – a starting point to winning such transactions – is not easy. What are the UK’s magic circle doing to square up to their US rivals?

Brazil and Mexico’s 2020 M&A volume holds strong, but Colombia and Peru drop

M&A activity in Latin America’s biggest two markets during the first half of 2020 was consistent with 2019 levels, according to data collected by Latin Lawyer, while Colombia and Peru saw a decrease.

Brazil and Peru’s debt capital markets activity dips in 2020

Which firms dominated LatAm equity capital markets in 2019?

More responsibilities, less budget, and learning to juggle the two

Doing more with less is a tough challenge. LACCA’s latest legal spend survey found most in-house teams have reduced their legal budget in the last year, a period when workloads have increased and the complexity of legal issues facing companies has deepened as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. Balancing less budget with more responsibilities has led GCs across the region to find windows of opportunity in unlikely places.

Risk appetite for deal-making in Latin America in constant flux, says panel

Risk tends to be a negative pressure on deal-making, but the covid-19 pandemic has forced buyers and sellers to assimilate to new conditions to keep M&A activity flowing, according to panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer Live Interactive M&A.

It’s not all bad news for M&A in 2021, say bankers

Arbitration Summit: pandemic and populism to increase investor-state disputes

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