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03 September 2019

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Law firm leader of the year: José Eduardo Queiroz
Law firm leader of the year: José Eduardo Queiroz

Law firm leader of the year: José Eduardo Queiroz

02 September 2019

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.

A reformed Mercosur? Don’t hold your breath
A reformed Mercosur? Don’t hold your breath

A reformed Mercosur? Don’t hold your breath

02 September 2019

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.

Here to stay
Here to stay

Here to stay

28 August 2019

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.

Strategic thinking
Strategic thinking

Strategic thinking

28 August 2019

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.

Lawyers welcome Venezuelan opposition’s early debt restructuring plans
Lawyers welcome Venezuelan opposition’s early debt restructuring plans

Lawyers welcome Venezuelan opposition’s early debt restructuring plans

10 July 2019

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.

Catching El Peje: what lawyers expect from AMLO's presidency
Catching El Peje: what lawyers expect from AMLO's presidency

Catching El Peje: what lawyers expect from AMLO's presidency

24 May 2019

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.

Exposing the gap
Exposing the gap

Exposing the gap

23 May 2019

For the past two years, many UK law firms have been compelled to publicly disclose the difference between what they pay male and female lawyers. Gender pay gap reporting can be a blunt instrument, but acknowledging a problem is the first step to solving it. We consider the implications for Latin America’s legal market.

Why fewer women than men become partners
Why fewer women than men become partners

Why fewer women than men become partners

23 May 2019

Partners sit at the top of the law firm pyramid structure and they have the biggest pay packets. The fact that women are in the minority in most law firm partnerships in Latin America – and indeed the world – is the main reason behind the gender wage gap in the legal profession. Here, we list four common explanations put forward to explain why more women don’t rise through the ranks to become partners.

Do clients care about law firm diversity?
Do clients care about law firm diversity?

Do clients care about law firm diversity?

23 May 2019

A survey of some 190 corporate counsel by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), which is affiliated to Latin Lawyer, got a mixed response about how important diversity is when it comes to choosing external legal teams. Christina McKeon Frutuoso presents the findings.