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Latin Lawyer announces Law Firm Leader of the Year Award

Latin Lawyer is pleased to announce this year’s winner of the Law Firm Leader of the Year Award: Jaime Carey of Chilean firm Carey.

Tauil & Chequer makes five new partners

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has hired one partner each from BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão and Kestener, Granja & Vieira Advogados and promoted another three lawyers, adding seniority to several practice areas.

Locaweb goes public after 1.2 billion reais IPO in Brazil

Mayer Brown LLP and Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown in São Paulo have helped Brazilian internet services company Locaweb raise 1.2 billion reais (US$282 million) through an initial public offering on Brazil’s stock exchange, B3.

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

From lobbying to advocacy: shaping government policy

New reports that US oil multinationals successfully lobbied policymakers in favour of environmentally harmful legislation have lent credence to the age-old stereotype of lobbyists swarming the White House. But in Latin America the public perception of corporate lobbying can be hostile, something many companies are trying to change. LACCA finds out how companies are using advocacy as a force for good.

Managing tension

In government investigations, the interests of companies and their employees sometimes diverge: a company may wish to self-report, whereas individual employees might be less inclined to cooperate.

Time for unions to modernise, says UNI Global Union president

Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers

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