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Lovill and LatamLex end partnership

01 March 2019

Panamanian law firm Lovill and Central American LatamLex Abogados have cancelled a partnership that they entered into in 2014.

Fragomen opens Guatemala office

28 February 2019

US immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP has launched its 12th office in Latin America in as many years, opening its doors in Guatemala City today.

The scene is set

The scene is set

25 January 2019

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.

The missing piece of the puzzle

The missing piece of the puzzle

25 January 2019

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 roadmap

The roadmap

25 January 2019

It has been a decade since the launch of the Pro Bono Declaration of the Americas, a call to action to expand pro bono across Latin America. We ask lawyers who wrote the declaration about its influence on the evolution of pro bono in the region and what’s needed for the next 10 years.

Leading Lights

Leading Lights

25 January 2019

Law firms that stand out for the pro bono work done by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both internally and in their legal market.

Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2018

Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2018

24 May 2018

In a fast-changing world, the Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2018 have shown themselves willing to take innovative steps to defend their leading positions.

Sfera commits to regionalisation with El Salvador and Nicaragua openings

Sfera commits to regionalisation with El Salvador and Nicaragua openings

15 May 2018

Costa Rica-based Sfera Legal has absorbed Ayala & Betancourt in San Salvador and hired a former Consortium Legal associate in Managua to open offices in both countries today.

UK car retailer enters Central American market

UK car retailer enters Central American market

19 April 2018

Greenberg Traurig LLP in Miami, Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City, and EY Law (Costa Rica) have helped UK car showroom company Inchape acquire a Costa Rican counterpart for US$284 million.

Dentons opens El Salvador office and hires partner in Panama

Dentons opens El Salvador office and hires partner in Panama

21 February 2018

Dentons has opened an office in San Salvador and hired a new litigation partner in Panama City as it continues its Latin America expansion.