December 2015

2015: a year in review

13 January 2016

Rock-bottom commodity prices and a proliferation of high-profile corruption scandals gripped Latin America this year, and law firms sought to make up for the decline in transactional work by boosting other practice areas. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Corporate law firms in Argentina, in particular, will see out the year in a jubilant mood as the election of a new president promises to see investors return to the country. Even in countries where the short-term prospects look bleak, such as scandal-ravaged Brazil, firms continue to invest in talent for the years ahead. With this in mind, Vincent Manancourt takes a look at some of the most significant developments in Latin America’s legal markets over the last year