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Times of transition: an interview with Pinheiro Neto’s Bertoldi

As he steers Brazil’s Pinheiro Neto Advogados through the unprecedented perils of the covid-19 pandemic, Alexandre Bertoldi, 59, is preparing to take on a new chairman role. The firm, which reached the 100-equity partner mark last year, is set to elect a new managing partner in November. Ahead of the transition, Bertoldi spoke to Latin Lawyer about Pinheiro Neto’s future and how it got to where it is today.

Brazilian president ends Operation Car Wash
TozziniFreire adds tax partner

Mattos Filho seals Banco ABC social bond issuance

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped IDB Invest underwrite the first-ever social bond issuance made by a Brazilian financial institution, in a deal worth 525 million reais (US$100 million).

Vieira Rezende steers XP broker-dealer JV in Brazil
Mayer Brown hires LatAm arbitration counsel from White & Case

At crisis point: Latin Lawyer's 2020 fees survey

The average hourly rate charged by Latin American law firms is falling. Data suggests this was the case even before the onset of the economic crisis induced by covid-19, particularly for associate rates. As firms consider creative means to serve challenged clients, prices are likely to reduce even further.

Giving up the ghost

In shining a spotlight on issues that have been bubbling under the surface for years, the covid-19 pandemic and the pressure it puts on client appetite for costly legal services is a chance for progressive law firms to rethink entirely how they value what they do. In doing so, they can remodel themselves into organisations of the future.

Surveys

At crisis point

The average hourly rate charged by Latin American law firms is falling. Data suggests this was the case even before the onset of the economic crisis induced by covid-19, particularly for associate rates. As firms consider creative means to serve challenged clients, prices are likely to reduce even further.

Giving up the ghost
Down but not out: the future for law firm offices

At crisis point

The average hourly rate charged by Latin American law firms is falling. Data suggests this was the case even before the onset of the economic crisis induced by covid-19, particularly for associate rates. As firms consider creative means to serve challenged clients, prices are likely to reduce even further.

Giving up the ghost
Down but not out: the future for law firm offices

It’s not all bad news for M&A in 2021, say bankers

M&A activity in Latin America is down as much as 50% following the onset of the covid-19 pandemic – but technological innovation and new financing conditions present opportunities for experienced buyers, according to panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer Live Interactive M&A yesterday.

Latin American airline Chapter 11s, forum shopping or sound strategy?
Prepare for coronavirus-linked corruption probes, say lawyers