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A balancing act
A balancing act

A balancing act

28 November 2019

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?

Green bonds raise securities’ prices but require faith, say panellists
Green bonds raise securities’ prices but require faith, say panellists

Green bonds raise securities’ prices but require faith, say panellists

28 November 2019

Green and social responsibility bonds can drive up pricing and even company share value, but can also incur higher transaction costs – meaning companies considering issuing them must share the same values to be confident the bonds will pay off,  heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 2nd Annual Capital Markets conference – which took place on 19 November in São Paulo.

Making it count
Making it count

Making it count

27 November 2019

Generation Y is often thought of as a tough nut for employers to crack, so it’s positive news for law firm managing partners that a good number of today’s associates have long-term ambitions at the firms they are in. But with so many lawyers having their heart set on becoming partner and only a certain number of spots available, how can firms maintain satisfaction levels among lawyers, whether they’re on the partnership track or not?

What are law firms paying associates?
What are law firms paying associates?

What are law firms paying associates?

26 November 2019

Fewer Latin American law firm associates feel positive about their salaries than they did a few years ago – and for good reason, as many pay packages are not rising above inflation. But despite meagre economic growth putting paid to increases, more associates rate their wages positively than negatively.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Fernando Aguirre
Lifetime Achievement Award: Fernando Aguirre

Lifetime Achievement Award: Fernando Aguirre

22 November 2019

From self-exile, to partaking in clandestine governments, to helping establish democracy in Bolivia, Fernando Aguirre has redefined what it means to go above and beyond the conventional lawyer’s calling. Latin Lawyer speaks to one of this year’s two Lifetime Achievement Award winners to find out how he balanced his political life with private practice.

Companies should set clear policies to combat regulatory grey areas, advise lawyers
Companies should set clear policies to combat regulatory grey areas, advise lawyers

Companies should set clear policies to combat regulatory grey areas, advise lawyers

24 October 2019

Lack of regulation on how Latin American companies should accommodate employees suffering from health-related issues in and outside the workplace means employers should establish clear company-wide policies to avoid falling foul of discrimination claims, heard delegates at the sixth annual Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held on 9 October in Miami.

Unilever buys home-care portfolio from Bolivian company
Unilever buys home-care portfolio from Bolivian company

Unilever buys home-care portfolio from Bolivian company

03 October 2019

Ferrere (Bolivia)and Beccar Varelain Buenos Aires have helped Unilever acquire the home- and personal-care business of Bolivian company Astrix.

Ferrere helps Bolivia get loan from France to develop renewables
Ferrere helps Bolivia get loan from France to develop renewables

Ferrere helps Bolivia get loan from France to develop renewables

23 September 2019

Ferrere (Bolivia) has helped the Bolivian government sign a US$99 million credit agreement with French development bank AFD to support the development of renewables in the country.

Bolivia settles dispute over silver mine
Bolivia settles dispute over silver mine

Bolivia settles dispute over silver mine

03 September 2019

Canada’s TriMetals Mining has reached a US$26 million settlement with Bolivia to satisfy an investment treaty award that held the state liable for nationalising a silver mining project targeted by protests from indigenous communities.

Top economist Arminio Fraga to keynote Latin Lawyer M&A conference
Top economist Arminio Fraga to keynote Latin Lawyer M&A conference

Top economist Arminio Fraga to keynote Latin Lawyer M&A conference

30 August 2019

Gavea Investimentos founding partner and Central Bank of Brazil former president Arminio Fraga will deliver the opening keynote at the upcoming Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A Conference, which takes place in São Paulo this November.