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Lefosse poaches from Demarest, hiring seventh partner in 2019

Giving continuity to its hiring spree, Lefosse Advogados has recruited a projects and infrastructure partner from Demarest Advogados – the second time it has recruited from the same firm in just over a month.

Pemex and Petrobras moving aside for private spend in natural gas, say panellists

Latin American jurisdictions are seeing an influx of private investors in the natural gas sector, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 7th Annual Regional Project Finance last Thursday – but Mexico’s regulatory framework makes it better positioned than Brazil to handle this new reality, at least for now.

Petrobras sells oil field to PetroRio

Machado Meyer Advogados in Rio de Janeiro has helped Petrobras sell a 30% stake in an offshore oil field to PetroRio for US$100 million.

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

Using tech to innovate: It’s all about making the most of available tools

GCs at LACCA’s regional Miami meeting in October came together to discuss how legal departments can innovate with technology without breaking the bank. The conclusion? Legal teams simply need to be more creative and find ways to maximise the tools they are currently using within the department.

Mexico’s proposed tax evasion measures may be too ambitious, hear delegates

Mexico’s new tax reform will represent a more aggressive stance towards tax evasion but could be too broad in its approach, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 4th Annual Tax Summit, held on 2 December in New York.

Green bonds raise securities’ prices but require faith, say panellists

Outline role of boards in investigations before they happen, hear delegates

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