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Estudio Echecopar, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International
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José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz is in his second term as managing partner at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados. He reflects on what it took for the firm to reach the top and how he plans to lead it into the future.
The governments of Mercosur’s member states have been vocal advocates of modernising the restrictive economic alliance. Esteban Rópolo of Baker McKenzie (Argentina) and Marcelle Silbiger of Trench Rossi Watanabe in Brazil explain what stands in the way.
The market for legal services is a crowded one worldwide, including Latin America. Silvia Coulter, principal at law firm consultancy LawVision, outlines the need for strategic accounts to protect firms’ revenue stream.
The rise of nationalism first cast doubt on the future of investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlements in Latin America more than a decade ago. But despite international trade agreements now appearing to fall out of favour in the US, such pacts and the investment arbitration they endorse look set to stand the test of time in Latin America.
Lawyers have welcomed a policy paper issued by the restructuring team for Venezuela’s opposition, which suggests treating diverse creditors equally to prevent Argentina-style holdout disputes.
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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.