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Pro bono: Leading Lights
Pro bono: Leading Lights

Pro bono: Leading Lights

01 March 2021

Here we celebrate “Leading Lights”, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture.

Pro bono: Clearing the way
Pro bono: Clearing the way

Pro bono: Clearing the way

01 March 2021

As clearing house membership reaches an all-time high, the institutions across the region acting as the go-between for law firms and pro bono projects are reinventing themselves, adapting to the times to provide first-class responses to those most in need. They are plugging gaps, as well as making pro bono networks more inclusive.

Intertug completes towage sale to Chile’s SAAM
Intertug completes towage sale to Chile’s SAAM

Intertug completes towage sale to Chile’s SAAM

01 March 2021

Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá has helped Colombian towage company Intertug complete the sale of a majority stake in its business, including its Mexican subsidiaries, to Chilean logistics company SAAM for US$50 million.

Pro bono: A critical state
Pro bono: A critical state

Pro bono: A critical state

26 February 2021

Necessity is often considered the greatest driver of innovation. As a result of covid-19, the traditional service model for legal advice across all practice areas has had to evolve, pro bono included. Lawyers who work in this field are having to adapt to continue to provide access to justice for vulnerable people in today’s digitalised and distressed world.

Pro bono: Taking responsibility
Pro bono: Taking responsibility

Pro bono: Taking responsibility

25 February 2021

Steps towards greater institutionalisation demonstrate law firms are embedding a culture of pro bono among both their lawyers and wider communities. Firms that are serious about delivering access to justice are taking things to the next level, fostering higher levels of accountability within their internal processes to make sure they secure meaningful results. We present some of the key findings from the latest Latin Lawyer–Vance Center Pro Bono Survey.

Ramírez Gutiérrez-Azpe hires three from Goodrich Riquelme
Ramírez Gutiérrez-Azpe hires three from Goodrich Riquelme

Ramírez Gutiérrez-Azpe hires three from Goodrich Riquelme

25 February 2021

Mexican law firm Ramírez, Gutiérrez-Azpe, Rodríguez-Rivero y Hurtado, SC has hired three non-equity partners from Goodrich, Riquelme Asociados to its senior rank, boosting its tax, trade and corporate departments.

Mexican enforcer opposes “unjustified” energy reform bill
Mexican enforcer opposes “unjustified” energy reform bill

Mexican enforcer opposes “unjustified” energy reform bill

22 February 2021

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog is calling on the country’s lawmakers to shoot down a bill aimed at strengthening the state-owned electricity utility, claiming the proposed law would grant the company unjustified competitive advantages.

AMLO continues efforts to shut down Mexico's independent data regulator
AMLO continues efforts to shut down Mexico's independent data regulator

AMLO continues efforts to shut down Mexico's independent data regulator

19 February 2021

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, is continuing to pursue a plan to shutter the country’s independent data regulator, despite warnings that such a move could violate the law and harm Mexico’s international reputation.

EC Rubio helps Drugmex administer Chinese covid-19 vaccine
EC Rubio helps Drugmex administer Chinese covid-19 vaccine

EC Rubio helps Drugmex administer Chinese covid-19 vaccine

17 February 2021

EC Rubio has helped Mexican pharmaceutical company Drugmex sign a contract with a Swiss supplier to administer the roll out of the Chinese covid-19 vaccine CanSino, which will arrive in Mexico by March.

General Atlantic backs Mexican online supermarket Jüsto
General Atlantic backs Mexican online supermarket Jüsto

General Atlantic backs Mexican online supermarket Jüsto

16 February 2021

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP in Silicon Valley and BlackBox Startup Law in Mexico City have helped local online supermarket Jüsto raise US$65 million in a Series A funding round, which is the largest amount ever raised by a Latin American company in this type of transaction.