Brazil

Stocche Forbes takes name partner and nine more lawyers from Brigagão Duque Estrada

Brazil’s Stocche Forbes Advogados has significantly strengthened its tax offer by hiring 10 lawyers, including two partners and two counsel, from Rio de Janeiro-based tax firm Brigagão, Duque Estrada, Emery Advogados (now Brigagão Duque Estrada Advogados).

Pinheiro Neto lands role in ABB’s US$6.4 billion grid sale

Swiss industrial conglomerate ABB has hired Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo to sell an 80% stake in its global power grid division for US$6.4 billion to Japanese counterpart Hitachi.

International Lawyer of the Year: David Williams

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s David Williams built his legal career in Latin America off the back of early exposure to the region, managing to successfully navigate his firm’s Latin American practice through a constantly changing political and economic environment. He is 2018’s recipient of Latin Lawyer’s International Lawyer of the Year Award.

The scene is set

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.

Rightful inclusion

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

Notes on a scandal

In early 2018, Óscar Centeno, a driver for an ex-official in Argentina’s ministry of public planning, turned over a box of handwritten notebooks to newspaper La Nación. In doing so, he sparked Argentina’s largest ever investigation into graft.

Insight

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Chile

Alfonso Reymond Larraín and Rodrigo Riquelme Yanez

Reymond & Cía

Brazil

Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla, Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri, Adriana Regina Sarra de Deus and Juliana Yumi Shiina Morato

LO Baptista

Guides

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The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management - First Edition

Introduction: Effective Crisis Management in Latin America

Sergio J Galvis, Robert J Giuffra Jr and Werner F Ahlers

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Dealing with the Challenges of Political Violence and Crime in Latin America

Jack Devine and Amanda Mattingly

The Arkin Group

Events

Events

LACCA Live 10th Regional São Paulo Meeting 2019

Events

Latin Lawyer 13th Annual Charity Awards Ceremony