Strategy and management

The buck stops here?

01 October 2008

Booming economies have so far helped Latin American law firms escape the worst effects of the depreciating US dollar. But as growth slows and inflation rises, are there problems ahead? Clare Bolton reports

Of the people, for the people

23 September 2008

Colombia's state-owned oil company Ecopetrol is determinedly turning itself into the new Petrobras. Clare Bolton looks at this remarkable change from the perspective of the in-house team and the law firms helping them through it

Global positioning

06 August 2008

Latin American lawyers are infiltrating the world's law firms in ever greater numbers. Rosie Cresswell traces the diaspora

The value of branching out

27 June 2008

The experiment of opening offices across Brazil by various law firms in the 1990s bore mixed results. Those that carried it into the second wave are standing by the strategy, finds Rosie Cresswell

A career like never before

02 June 2008

Our inaugural survey of the members of the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association reveals in-house work now offers a clear career track. By Clare Bolton

Reluctant celebrities

30 April 2008

As Latin America’s media turns its attention to the legal sector, Rosie Cresswell asks the region’s lawyers how they like life in the limelight

Protecting their own

23 April 2008

The Brazilian Bar Association’s rules for foreign law firms are increasingly being seen as protectionist, finds Clare Bolton

More art than science

25 February 2008

Working in-house with responsibility for a region as diverse as Latin America involves experience and good judgement, as well as a bit of flair. At the inaugural meeting of the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association, held in Miami, regional counsel talked about developments in the region and the benefits of working in-house

DR-CAFTA report card

17 January 2008

The last part of our DR-CAFTA special examines the regionalisation of legal services in Central America

Rewriting Napoleon's code

01 August 2007

A new law school in Brazil is attempting to assuage the recruitment problems faced by major law firms. Clare Bolton reports