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Latin Lawyer unveils Deal of the Year winners

The winners of Latin Lawyer’s 12th annual Deal of the Year Awards were revealed at a charity dinner in São Paulo last night, in the presence of 240 leading names of the Latin American legal community.

Decameron buys Panama hotel after getting acquisition finance

Hotel chain Decameron Colombia has hired DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán in Bogotá as lead counsel to acquire a hotel and beach resort in Panama from a Goldman Sachs subsidiary.

Artificial lawyers

A survey of Latin Lawyer Elite firms by Latin Lawyer and law firm consultancy Adam Smith, Esq has found overwhelming enthusiasm for AI with one in three already trialling or using the technology. But how AI will transform the legal space proved more divisive. Tom Muskett-Ford reports

Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2017

Latin Lawyer profiles the 40 Latin American law firms with an eye firmly on the future.

To each their own

It has become a must for major Spanish firms to make a play for Latin America, yet not all agree on the best approach. Vincent Manancourt profiles the strategies of the country's main players

Former FCPA unit chiefs defend the ‘revolving door’

Government officials moving to the private sector face public criticism and suspicion from clients, but two former top Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) officials say having experience on both sides of the table is worth it.

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Brazil

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