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Alternative US firm Rimon enters Colombia with Baker McKenzie hire

A law firm with roots in Silicon Valley that emphasises the use of technology to render legal services and operates largely virtually has opened its first Latin American office in Bogotá by hiring a tax partner from Baker McKenzie (Colombia), ahead of targeting Brazil and Mexico.

Carlyle buys Colombian oil assets from Occidental
Five firms seal landmark transmission line financing in Colombia

Renewables companies get US$335 million loan for Colombian projects

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and Mendoza Abogados in Bogotá have helped the investment vehicle of Colombian renewables company Celsia and British counterpart Cubico obtain a US$335 million financing to acquire and develop power transmission projects in Colombia. 

Brazil and Peru’s debt capital markets activity dips in 2020
Brazilian and Colombian regulators step up green bond efforts

Down but not out: the future for law firm offices

A recent Latin Lawyer survey of more than 100 Latin American law firms indicates a significant proportion – one in five – have opted not to reopen their offices after closing earlier this year in response to the covid-19 pandemic. Those that have reopened are operating at much-reduced capacity, with safety precautions in place. Our survey highlights changing attitudes towards office life and the chief concerns partners have about remote working.

Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2020: taking on the covid-19 crisis

The fallout of covid-19 is indelibly altering how law firms operate and deliver their services. The managing partners of Elite firms reveal the profound changes the crisis has spelled for their firms and the adaptations they are undergoing to remain at the peak of their markets.

Surveys

Down but not out: the future for law firm offices

A recent Latin Lawyer survey of more than 100 Latin American law firms indicates a significant proportion – one in five – have opted not to reopen their offices after closing earlier this year in response to the covid-19 pandemic. Those that have reopened are operating at much-reduced capacity, with safety precautions in place. Our survey highlights changing attitudes towards office life and the chief concerns partners have about remote working.

Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2020: taking on the covid-19 crisis
Latin Lawyer Elite 2020: the firms

Down but not out: the future for law firm offices

A recent Latin Lawyer survey of more than 100 Latin American law firms indicates a significant proportion – one in five – have opted not to reopen their offices after closing earlier this year in response to the covid-19 pandemic. Those that have reopened are operating at much-reduced capacity, with safety precautions in place. Our survey highlights changing attitudes towards office life and the chief concerns partners have about remote working.

Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2020: taking on the covid-19 crisis
Structural changes below the surface

Risk appetite for deal-making in Latin America in constant flux, says panel

Risk tends to be a negative pressure on deal-making, but the covid-19 pandemic has forced buyers and sellers to assimilate to new conditions to keep M&A activity flowing, according to panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer Live Interactive M&A.

Prepare for coronavirus-linked corruption probes, say lawyers
Tech sector focus: challenges in deal-making