Miranda & Amado tax head leaves for Damma

Peruvian tax firm Damma Legal Advisors has hired Miranda & Amado Abogados’ tax head Rocío Liu, who becomes the firm’s second lateral partner hire since launching last year.

Mattos Engelberg hires two partners in Brazil

Brazilian Latin Lawyer 250 firm Mattos Engelberg Advogados has hired two lawyers as partners, strengthening its disputes practice.

Last chance to nominate for Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year 2019

The deadline to submit nominations for Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year 2019 is close of business today. Read on to find out how to submit your winning deals.

Liberal Brazil

As the controversial government of Jair Bolsonaro takes shape in Brazil – with worrying implications for human rights, minorities and the environment – an unprecedented liberalisation programme is substantially changing the country’s economic system. Can it deliver on its promise to attract investors by making Brazil a better place for business?

Lifetime Achievement Award: Fernando Aguirre

From self-exile, to partaking in clandestine governments, to helping establish democracy in Bolivia, Fernando Aguirre has redefined what it means to go above and beyond the conventional lawyer’s calling. Latin Lawyer speaks to one of this year’s two Lifetime Achievement Award winners to find out how he balanced his political life with private practice.

What are law firms paying associates?

Fewer Latin American law firm associates feel positive about their salaries than they did a few years ago – and for good reason, as many pay packages are not rising above inflation. But despite meagre economic growth putting paid to increases, more associates rate their wages positively than negatively.

Making it count

A balancing act

What can GCs expect from 2020?

The social unrest that struck many Latin American countries last year and slower-than-expected growth across much of the region mean GCs face uncertain times in 2020. There are hopes that market-friendly reforms could boost sluggish economies, giving legal teams increasing responsibility to comply with proposed changes and formulate creative ways to help their companies recover from last year’s events.

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