Central America

Pacheco Coto shakes up Central America with EY tie-up

EY Law will integrate prominent regional firm Pacheco Coto on 1 January, adding more than 50 attorneys and senior partners to its 100 lawyer-plus Central American branch.

BLP branches out with new Spanish office

Costa Rican-based regional firm BLP has opened a representative office in Madrid; its first outside of Central America. 

United we stand, divided we fall

The Big Four, the commoditisation of legal services and encroaching global firms are threats keeping managing partners from Mexico City to Rio de Janeiro up at night. At a roundtable in San José, partners told Tom Muskett-Ford why firms in Central America, the most integrated market in Latin America, can face off some of those threats with a new wave of consolidation, which could see them expand beyond Central America’s borders to stay ahead of the competition.

Academia abroad

Latin American lawyers from all over the region sent us rave reviews of their time spent abroad pursuing their LLM degree, and it is no wonder many associates would like to experience the same. Marieke Breijer speaks to partners across the region about firm and personal considerations that lawyers should address in deciding whether and where to go

United we stand, divided we fall

The Big Four, the commoditisation of legal services and encroaching global firms are threats keeping managing partners from Mexico City to Rio de Janeiro up at night. At a roundtable in San José, partners told Tom Muskett-Ford why firms in Central America, the most integrated market in Latin America, can face off some of those threats with a new wave of consolidation, which could see them expand beyond Central America’s borders to stay ahead of the competition.

NYSBA’s LatAm arm calls for regionwide ethics guidance

Representatives of the New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) Latin American Council called on the region's law firms to adopt a single set of ethical guidelines at a conference held in New York yesterday, but some speakers questioned the project's multi-jurisdictional approach and enforceability.

Insight

Reference

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Construction

Chile

Alfonso Reymond Larraín and Rodrigo Riquelme Yanez

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Brazil

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

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Guides

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment

Foreword

Anthony S Harrington

Albright Stonebridge Group

Introduction

Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press

Hogan Lovells LLP

Events

Events

Latin Lawyer 8th Annual M&A Mexico

Events

Latin Lawyer 12th Annual Charity Awards Ceremony