Latin Lawyer Magazine Issue Q1

Juan Picón: 23 June 1964 – 19 June 2019

Juan Picón, global co-chair of Latham & Watkins LLP’s Latin America practice and its managing partner in Madrid, has passed away at the age of 55.

CPFL Energia completes equity offering ahead of reorganisation plans

State Grid’s CPFL Energia has hired Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo to issue shares worth 3.2 billion reais (US$829.6 million) after announcing plans to absorb its subsidiary, CPFL Renováveis.

Grupo Pão de Açúcar sells its interest in Via Varejo

Brazilian businessman Michael Klein has hired Spinelli Advogados to buy a stake in retailer Via Varejo through a public auction, which drew investments worth a combined 2.3 billion reais (US$590 million).

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.

Exposing the gap

For the past two years, many UK law firms have been compelled to publicly disclose the difference between what they pay male and female lawyers. Gender pay gap reporting can be a blunt instrument, but acknowledging a problem is the first step to solving it. We consider the implications for Latin America’s legal market.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ronaldo Veirano

One of this year’s winners of Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Ronaldo Veirano, built his eponymous firm into a leading legal institution in Brazil. He reflects on his journey to become one of Brazil’s sharpest and most respected legal minds.

Mexico to tackle corruption with "all the strength” of the state

The chief legal adviser to the Mexican president has said the country will prosecute historical cases and enforce anti-corruption laws after years of inaction. ...






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Introduction: Effective Crisis Management in Latin America

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Dealing with the Challenges of Political Violence and Crime in Latin America

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