Strategy and management

Rightful inclusion

Rightful inclusion

21 December 2017

Carlos José Santos da Silva, president of Brazilian law firm association CESA and partner at Machado Meyer Advogados, tells Luís Bulcão Pinheiro about a joint project between some of Brazil’s leading firms and São Paulo’s University Presbiteriana Mackenzie to address the lack of racial diversity in corporate law firms

United we stand, divided we fall

United we stand, divided we fall

22 November 2017

The Big Four, the commoditisation of legal services and encroaching global firms are threats keeping managing partners from Mexico City to Rio de Janeiro up at night. At a roundtable in San José, partners told Tom Muskett-Ford why firms in Central America, the most integrated market in Latin America, can face off some of those threats with a new wave of consolidation, which could see them expand beyond Central America’s borders to stay ahead of the competition.

Ferrere backs second UN gender equality initiative in a year

Ferrere backs second UN gender equality initiative in a year

15 November 2017

Just months after joining the HeForShe campaign, Ferrere (Uruguay) has signed up to another United Nations initiative: the Women Empowerment Principles (WEP).

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

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

Under siege

Under siege

11 September 2017

Between lawyer arrests, government investigations, an influx of foreign competitors and a technology arms race, senior partners in Peru are facing pressure from all sides. Vincent Manancourt convened a roundtable of local leaders to discuss the challenges

Survival techniques

Survival techniques

30 August 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.

Latin Lawyer's Associate Salary Survey

Latin Lawyer's Associate Salary Survey

24 August 2017

Managing partners across Latin America are fond of describing legal talent as their most valuable asset, but determining what this talent is worth is far trickier. Latin Lawyer's second Associate Salary Survey reveals that despite firms paying their associates many multiples of their country's average monthly salary, there is striking variation in the structure and generosity of these pay packets.