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Plan ahead: what labour lawyers are telling companies amid covid-19

Covid-19 landed in Latin America on 26 February, bringing with it an onslaught of labour and employment issues for the region’s companies and workers. Latin America’s top labour lawyers are now advising their clients on how to handle their workforces in the wake of the crisis, as the evolving outbreak presents unique employment issues for businesses.

Brazil’s Chalfin Goldberg hires two and opens corporate practice

Brazilian Latin Lawyer National firm Chalfin, Goldberg, Vainboim & Fichtner Advogados Associados has hired a partner to establish a corporate department and a second practitioner to strengthen its insurance and data protection practices.

Engie snaps up Brazilian transmission line project

Engie Brasil has hired Veirano Advogados to buy a power transmission line concessionaire from the Brazilian subsidiary of Indian Sterlite Technologies for 410 million reais (US$108 million).

International Lawyer of the Year: Paola Lozano

Paola Lozano has built her career on an illustrious body of work on US-based M&A deals, which eventually led her full circle back to her home region of Latin America. We speak to the winner of Latin Lawyer’s International Lawyer of the Year Award.

At a turning point

Brazil’s data protection law comes into force this year. Inspired by the GDPR, its impact will be watched closely by lawmakers around Latin America. We convened a roundtable in Miami with in-house counsel, data privacy officers and private practitioners to share their experiences of data-rich dealmaking and complying with data protection laws in a region where enforcement levels vary greatly.

Leading Lights

Law firms that stand out for the pro bono work done by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both internally and in their legal market.

Finding their voice

The migration train

Collaboration in a crisis: managing workforces in the wake of covid-19

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, Latin American companies are doing all they can to implement emergency contingency measures to effectively manage their workforce and keep business productivity flowing.

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