Just under half of the Latin American promotions reported to Latin Lawyer last month involved corporate lawyers as regional GDP growth recovers.
BLP (Costa Rica) has absorbed real estate boutique ANS Legal, strengthening its position as the country’s largest firm.
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.
The findings of our fifth joint pro bono survey provide plenty of reasons to feel positive. Pro bono appears to have turned a corner in Latin America thanks to an ever strengthening infrastructure and the greater willingness of more firms to take part. While the survey results might not show a significant uptick year on year, law firms are nevertheless making great strides in the implementation of policies needed to make pro bono more commonplace. Of course, there are challenges to overcome, such as engaging more partners in pro bono cases. However, the latest focus on high-impact cases could help achieve that, alongside producing a dramatic increase in the value of pro bono work. Rosie Cresswell reports
The Big Four, the commoditisation of legal services and encroaching global firms are threats keeping managing partners from Mexico City to Rio de Janeiro up at night. At a roundtable in San José, partners told Tom Muskett-Ford why firms in Central America, the most integrated market in Latin America, can face off some of those threats with a new wave of consolidation, which could see them expand beyond Central America’s borders to stay ahead of the competition.
Applying policies consistently is crucial to avoid being penalised under new transfer pricing regulations, said UPS' director of taxes for the Americas at Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Tax Summit, held in Miami earlier this month.
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Albright Stonebridge Group
These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250