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PPP railway project in Uruguay gets more financing

Baker McKenzie LLP offices in Santiago and New York and Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga in Montevideo have helped a consortium led by Spanish construction group Sacyr obtain a US$75 million mezzanine loan to fund a public-private partnership (PPP) railway project connecting Montevideo and Paso de los Toros.

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Uruguay makes US$3.5 billion sovereign debt tap and tender offer

Firms snub recruitment as lateral partner hires fall by a third

Partner hires at law firms operating in Latin America fell by almost a third in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in the previous year, as firms rein in expansion amid the covid-19 pandemic.

Ferrere and Olivera help in sale of Uruguay's first PPP
Ferrere sees exodus in Bolivia as partners form new firm

A balancing act

Lawyers don’t tend to leave a career in private practice to go in-house for the money, instead they’re often after better equilibrium between their professional and personal lives. Nowadays, law firms are competing better with companies on the work–life balance they offer their associates, but how successful are their efforts?

Making it count

Generation Y is often thought of as a tough nut for employers to crack, so it’s positive news for law firm managing partners that a good number of today’s associates have long-term ambitions at the firms they are in. But with so many lawyers having their heart set on becoming partner and only a certain number of spots available, how can firms maintain satisfaction levels among lawyers, whether they’re on the partnership track or not?

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Latin Lawyer Elite 2020

Latin Lawyer Elite firms have each carved out their own paths towards excellence and demonstrate unique areas of strength. Here, we announce this year’s Elite.

Leading Lights
A balancing act

Chameleonic law firms: adapting to a crisis

With economies at a standstill, companies fighting for survival and vulnerable local communities in need of pro bono counsel, the work of law firms has taken a drastic turn in recent weeks. Latin Lawyer speaks to law firm partners to learn about what measures they have taken to manage the crisis in the two months since the first covid-19 case was detected in the region.

A balancing act
Making it count

Do intensive due diligence to avoid successor liability, say speakers on M&A compliance

The ramifications of Operation Car Wash in Latin America have made successor liability one of the key aspects to consider when buying or selling in the region, making intensive due diligence top on the to-do list for M&A deals, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s ninth annual M&A conference in São Paulo last week.

Latin Lawyer-GIR Live Anti-corruption & Investigations: combating persistent compliance risk
YPF legal head confirmed for LL Live 10th Annual Oil & Gas Summit

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Mar 24

POSTPONED - Latin Lawyer Live 11th Annual Oil & Gas

Tue, 24th Mar 2020

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May 07

POSTPONED - Latin Lawyer 14th Annual Charity Awards Ceremony

Thu, 7th May 2020