Hogan Lovells LatAm partner moves to Womble Bond Dickinson

US-UK firm Womble Bond Dickinson LLP is making a play for Latin America, hiring an oil and gas and finance partner from Hogan Lovells LLP who previously held a senior role in that firm's Latin America practice.

Estudio Echecopar elects new managing partner

Peru’s Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International has elected Juan Carlos de los Heros as managing partner, replacing outgoing Pablo Berckholtz, who spent seven years in the top role.

Mercado Livre launches fund under new banking regulation

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped the payment services platform of Brazilian e-commerce group Mercado Livre set up a receivables investment fund (FIDC) and make the fund's first issuance worth 1.1 billion reais (US$186 million), amid the implementation of new local financial regulation.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Antonia Stolper

Over nearly three decades, Antonia Stolper – head of Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Latin America affinity group – has made a name for herself as a force of nature in the region’s capital markets space, as well as driving conversations about pro bono and gender diversity. We speak to the winner of Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, as she steps back from Shearman’s partnership to become of counsel.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Paulo Cezar Aragão

At the age of 69, as active as ever, Paulo Cezar Aragão remains among Brazil’s most influential and respected lawyers, a titan of the profession capable of making the difference at a high-stakes negotiation table like very few are.

Pro bono: Taking responsibility

Steps towards greater institutionalisation demonstrate law firms are embedding a culture of pro bono among both their lawyers and wider communities. Firms that are serious about delivering access to justice are taking things to the next level, fostering higher levels of accountability within their internal processes to make sure they secure meaningful results. We present some of the key findings from the latest Latin Lawyer–Vance Center Pro Bono Survey.

Pro bono: A critical state

Pro bono: Leading Lights 2020

Brazilian in-house lawyers open infrastructure boutique

Two former in-house lawyers, who have previously held positions in the energy sector and regulatory agencies, have launched a boutique in São Paulo focusing on energy, infrastructure and public law.

Latin America’s oil and gas industry has a bright future, forecast panellists

With the prospect of a covid-19 vaccine on the horizon and renewed investment opportunities on the cards for 2021 and beyond, there may be a turn in the tide for Latin America’s oil and gas industry, predicted panellists at Latin Lawyer Interactive: Oil and Gas.

OECD anti-bribery chair: countries must act together to avert pandemic-linked corruption

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

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