Panamanian law firm Lovill and Central American LatamLex Abogados have cancelled a partnership that they entered into in 2014.
Partner participation in pro bono is still low, despite clearing houses’ best efforts to get the senior level of law firms involved. While firms can still make a big contribution to pro bono without partner involvement, the fact remains the partnership holds the power to effect institutional change necessary to increase the volume of work done.
The 2019 Latin Lawyer Elite firms are profiled here. Each have carved out their own paths towards excellence and demonstrate unique areas of strength.
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.
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.