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Chile sanctions 14-year bus cartel

Chile’s specialist competition tribunal has fined 11 bus operators for colluding to restrict the number of buses in operation in two southern cities, despite the companies claiming that the country's government had endorsed their agreements, reports Latin Lawyer's sister publication Global Competition Review.

Carey, Vicuña Abogados and Ugarte & Correa in Nestlé acquisition
Honorato Delaveau hires partner to lead new regulatory practice

Cuatrecasas hires nine partners across Chile, Colombia and Mexico

Iberian law firm Cuatrecasas has added substantial firepower to its Latin American offices by hiring five partners in Chile – four of them from Guerrero Olivos, including Roberto Guerrero Valenzuela – three partners in Colombia (including Brigard Urrutia’s former banking head) and a tax partner in Mexico.

Barros & Errázuriz in AquaChile capital increase
Three firms in Chilean toll road financing

Giving up the ghost: Latin Lawyer's 2020 fees survey

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.

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.

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Giving up the ghost: Latin Lawyer's 2020 fees survey

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.

At crisis point: Latin Lawyer's 2020 fees survey
Down but not out: the future for law firm offices

Giving up the ghost: Latin Lawyer's 2020 fees survey

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.

At crisis point: Latin Lawyer's 2020 fees survey
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?
Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity: what you need to know about deal-making