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Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s Pro Bono Survey

Our latest survey continues to evidence the great efforts Latin American law firms are making to adopt pro bono into their culture. Ahead of publishing the full results on what institutional measures law firms are doing to promote pro bono, today we take a look at an area in which many law firms have reported doing work: migration.

The migration train
Dual nationals fail in Venezuela arbitration claim

Conoco faces bid to annul US$9 billion Venezuela arbitration award

Venezuela's government-in-exile has applied to annul a US$9 billion International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID) award won by US oil company ConocoPhillips over the expropriation of oil assets in the Orinoco Belt – while it argues before a Delaware court that the state's assets are shielded from other arbitral creditors because of the US sanctions regime.

A balancing act
Making it count

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?

Surveys

Leading Lights

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.

Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s Pro Bono Survey
The migration train

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
What are law firms paying associates?

Argentine politics could change anti-graft investigations, hear delegates

Argentina’s high-profile Cuadernos graft scandal might change its course under a new government, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer - GIR Live 7th Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations, held earlier this month in São Paulo.

Political instability brings uncertainty for employers, suggest speakers
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Latin Lawyer Live 11th Annual Oil & Gas

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Latin Lawyer - GAR Live 4th Annual Arbitration Summit - committed to gender diversity

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