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Fighting back

Fighting back

14 November 2017

Global law firm networks still have an image problem with some clients in Latin America, who struggle to see how they serve their needs. Lulu Rumsey reports on how networks are changing to counter this perception issue and align themselves with what clients want

Echoes of the boom

14 November 2017

After a barren 2016, this year has seen a surge in companies going public in Brazil, with comparisons being drawn to the IPO boom of the late 2000s. In the first of two articles, Vincent Manancourt asks what is behind the return to form of Latin America’s biggest market

A sustainable trajectory

A sustainable trajectory

14 November 2017

Luís Bulcão speaks to Pablo Renteria, a commissioner at the Brazilian securities regulator, the CVM, about what is driving the recent spate of IPOs, how to encourage small businesses to go public and the regulator’s role in influencing the market

Break with the past

Break with the past

13 November 2017

Economist Luis de la Calle, a former negotiator for Mexico in bilateral and regional multilateral trade agreements, discusses the impact recent legislative reforms, as well as President Donald Trump’s push to rewrite NAFTA, have had on Mexican antitrust enforcement

To each their own

To each their own

26 September 2017

It has become a must for major Spanish firms to make a play for Latin America, yet not all agree on the best approach. Vincent Manancourt profiles the strategies of the country's main players

Doubling up

Doubling up

26 September 2017

Few were surprised when Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría (PPU) made good on its promise to expand across the Pacific Alliance trade bloc and entered Peru. But by merging with two different Peruvian firms just one year after PPU's creation, it was a more rapid and ambitious expansion than anyone could have predicted. Lulu Rumsey speaks to the key players behind the multi-firm merger

Muscling in

Muscling in

26 September 2017

Transfer pricing services used to be almost solely the domain of accounting companies like the Big Four. But as governments increasingly clamp down on tax avoidance, law firms are encroaching on their patch. Vincent Manancourt investigates

Associate viewpoint

Associate viewpoint

26 September 2017

Paola Ordóñez Arias of Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados talks about the challenges of large state privatisations, working to deadlines and a love of Julio Cortázar

Competing forces

Competing forces

26 September 2017

Brazil is the epicentre of one of the largest corruption probes in the world, but with at least four different authorities policing the investigation and little coordination between them, companies implicated in Lava Jato are finding it difficult to resume normal business, including participation in public tenders, even if they've signed a leniency agreement. Levy & Salomão Advogados's Alexandre Ditzel Faraco and Rafael Zabaglia consider the competing enforcers putting hurdles in the way of Brazil's anti-corruption leniency programme

Survival techniques

Survival techniques

26 September 2017

Against the backdrop of Venezuela's escalating economic and political crisis, Emilio Demetriou-Jones spoke with partners from two of the country's law firms to find out how they are coping