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Pérez Alati and Shearman in most debt deals in Spanish-speaking LatAm

Pérez Alati and Shearman in most debt deals in Spanish-speaking LatAm

14 March 2019

Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen and international law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP advised on the most debt capital markets transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during November and December, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.

Vouga and Akin Gump behind petrol station buy in Paraguay

13 March 2019

Vouga Abogados in Asunción has helped local company Copetrol acquire all of Axion Energy’s petrol stations in Paraguay.

The scene is set

The scene is set

25 January 2019

From the determined strength of pro bono coordinators to the collaborative efforts of law firms (played out increasingly across borders), the results of our annual pro bono survey demonstrate how pro bono is weaved into the fabric of Latin America’s legal market. The work being done around the region showcases the outstanding achievements of lawyers and clearing houses working together. Now, the challenge is to engage even more lawyers in the fight to bring access to justice to all.

The missing piece of the puzzle

The missing piece of the puzzle

25 January 2019

Partner participation in pro bono is still low, despite clearing houses’ best efforts to get the senior level of law firms involved. While firms can still make a big contribution to pro bono without partner involvement, the fact remains the partnership holds the power to effect institutional change necessary to increase the volume of work done.

The roadmap

The roadmap

25 January 2019

It has been a decade since the launch of the Pro Bono Declaration of the Americas, a call to action to expand pro bono across Latin America. We ask lawyers who wrote the declaration about its influence on the evolution of pro bono in the region and what’s needed for the next 10 years.

Leading Lights

Leading Lights

25 January 2019

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.

Ferrere strengthens three jurisdictions with promotions

24 January 2019

Ferrere has promoted five associates to partner across its Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay offices, increasing its regional partner count to 32.

CAF backs agribusiness projects with loan to Paraguayan bank

17 January 2019

Olmedo Abogados in Asunción has helped Paraguay’s Banco Regional obtain a US$120 million loan, which it will use to finance projects in the country’s agriculture sector.

Changes to Latin Lawyer news submissions

17 December 2018

From the start of January 2019, we are changing the way we collect deal submissions. The new process is designed to speed up our reporting on transactions, allow for a broader coverage of deals via monthly round ups and provide readers with a better analysis of who is doing what in the market. In turn, this will deepen and improve our research for the Latin Lawyer 250 and LACCA’s annual list of Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies.

Last chance to get early-rate tickets for LL Tax Summit

Last chance to get early-rate tickets for LL Tax Summit

26 October 2018

The chance to purchase discount tickets for the Latin Lawyer Live 3rd Annual Tax conference ends today.