Surveys

Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s Annual Pro Bono Survey

Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s Annual Pro Bono Survey

25 January 2019

The findings from the 2018 Latin Lawyer – Vance Center pro bono survey are testament to the great strides Latin America has made to adopt pro bono into its legal culture. Now in its 11th year, our survey evidences that pro bono is increasingly finding a place within Latin American firms’ day-to-day service offer.

The scene is set

The scene is set

25 January 2019

From the determined strength of pro bono coordinators to the collaborative efforts of law firms (played out increasingly across borders), the results of our annual pro bono survey demonstrate how pro bono is weaved into the fabric of Latin America’s legal market. The work being done around the region showcases the outstanding achievements of lawyers and clearing houses working together. Now, the challenge is to engage even more lawyers in the fight to bring access to justice to all.

The missing piece of the puzzle

The missing piece of the puzzle

25 January 2019

Partner participation in pro bono is still low, despite clearing houses’ best efforts to get the senior level of law firms involved. While firms can still make a big contribution to pro bono without partner involvement, the fact remains the partnership holds the power to effect institutional change necessary to increase the volume of work done.

The roadmap

The roadmap

25 January 2019

It has been a decade since the launch of the Pro Bono Declaration of the Americas, a call to action to expand pro bono across Latin America. We ask lawyers who wrote the declaration about its influence on the evolution of pro bono in the region and what’s needed for the next 10 years.

Leading Lights

Leading Lights

25 January 2019

Law firms that stand out for the pro bono work done by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both internally and in their legal market.

Latin Lawyer Special Report: M&A and capital markets deal activity

Latin Lawyer Special Report: M&A and capital markets deal activity

10 September 2018

An in-depth look at M&A and IPO transactions in Latin America and the law firms behind them.

Playing to win

Playing to win

10 September 2018

There are some clear front runners in the M&A space, as our country league tables illustrate. With big global firms still featuring in the large majority of high-value transactions in Latin America, how does a local firm’s international strategy affect its referrals and deal flow?

IPO league tables

IPO league tables

10 September 2018

Based on Latin Lawyer’s data, some US$12.28 billion was raised through 20 IPOs in Latin America last year, but 2018 is looking less promising.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Argentina

04 September 2018

64 deals worth a combined value of US$6.8bn in 2017

Mergers & Acquisitions: Brazil

04 September 2018

438 deals worth a combined value of US$58.9bn in 2017