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Guyana’s first oil export sends positive vibes around Latin America, say lawyers

International and Latin American law firms are keeping a close eye on the region’s latest oil exporter, Guyana. They are hoping to zero in on clients looking to invest in short- and long-term infrastructure and energy projects in the country, but acknowledge it will need support to develop the industry and to avoid the so-called Dutch disease.

Multiple firms in Avianca restructuring loan
Santander and Credit Agricole in multi-jurisdictional tie-up

Latham, Baker McKenzie and Posse Herrera in Colombian power buy

Two Latham & Watkins LLP offices and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped Canada’s Northland Power acquire a majority stake in Colombian power company Empresa de Energía de Boyacá (EBSA) for US$70 million.

Colombia's Grupo Aval raises US$1 billion in debt tap
Colombia faces ICSID claim over domain name

A balancing act

Lawyers don’t tend to leave a career in private practice to go in-house for the money, instead they’re often after better equilibrium between their professional and personal lives. Nowadays, law firms are competing better with companies on the work–life balance they offer their associates, but how successful are their efforts?

Making it count

Generation Y is often thought of as a tough nut for employers to crack, so it’s positive news for law firm managing partners that a good number of today’s associates have long-term ambitions at the firms they are in. But with so many lawyers having their heart set on becoming partner and only a certain number of spots available, how can firms maintain satisfaction levels among lawyers, whether they’re on the partnership track or not?

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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.

The migration train
A balancing act

A balancing act

Lawyers don’t tend to leave a career in private practice to go in-house for the money, instead they’re often after better equilibrium between their professional and personal lives. Nowadays, law firms are competing better with companies on the work–life balance they offer their associates, but how successful are their efforts?

Making it count
Latin Lawyer Elite survey 2019

Green bonds raise securities’ prices but require faith, say panellists

Green and social responsibility bonds can drive up pricing and even company share value, but can also incur higher transaction costs – meaning companies considering issuing them must share the same values to be confident the bonds will pay off,  heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 2nd Annual Capital Markets conference – which took place on 19 November in São Paulo.

Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity: Latin America’s tech boom
Companies should set clear policies to combat regulatory grey areas, advise lawyers