Barros & Errázuriz Abogados
BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão
Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega
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 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.
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.