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Argentina

Pérez Alati promotes five

Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (PAGBAM) has appointed one lawyer to partner and another four to counsel.

Time for unions to modernise, says UNI Global Union president
Mattos Engelberg trade partner opens new firm

Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers

After a troubling 2018, this year saw Brazilian M&A activity begin to return to form – with healthy projections for 2020 – but broader prospects across the region are distinctly varied, according to panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A conference in São Paulo.  

Allende & Brea helps Bank of China open in Argentina
Pan American makes cross-border debt issuance in Argentina

A new chapter in the same saga

Argentina is facing a period of public and private sector debt restructuring – again. Bomchil partners Tomás Araya and Fermín Caride set out the challenges the country faces and the options ahead for debtors and creditors.

Managing tension

In government investigations, the interests of companies and their employees sometimes diverge: a company may wish to self-report, whereas individual employees might be less inclined to cooperate.

Surveys

Leading by example

Christina McKeon Frutuoso speaks to Carolina Zang, the managing partner of Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados. Her firm was the winner of Latin Lawyer’s Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award in 2019.

Leading Lights
Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s Pro Bono Survey

A balancing act

Lawyers don’t tend to leave a career in private practice to go in-house for the money, instead they’re often after better equilibrium between their professional and personal lives. Nowadays, law firms are competing better with companies on the work–life balance they offer their associates, but how successful are their efforts?

Making it count
What are law firms paying associates?

Time for unions to modernise, says UNI Global Union president

Digital platforms like WhatsApp have transformed the way workers – and societies – communicate. Now it’s time unions embrace new technology and hit the reset button on a system that is failing to engage with younger workers, according to Ruben Cortiña, president of UNI Global Union.

Brazil returns to the foreground for M&A ahead of 2020, say bankers
Green bonds raise securities’ prices but require faith, say panellists