Topic: Covid-19

Pro bono: A critical state

Featured in Pro bono 2020

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.

22 February 2021

EC Rubio helps Drugmex administer Chinese covid-19 vaccine

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.

17 February 2021

Brazilian court suspends claims against Amazonas oxygen supplier

Brazilian firm Sergio Bermudes Advogados is advising Amazonas’ main oxygen supplier White Martins in an unfolding dispute with hospitals, state municipalities and private entities over the delivery of oxygen to covid-19 units in short supply.

27 January 2021

Airport operators threaten Chile with arbitration over pandemic disruption

25 January 2021

A new dawn for labour and employment issues

The unprecedented challenges surrounding the covid-19 pandemic have unearthed a new era of labour disputes. Unclear labour regulation, misuse of health data and frayed relations stemming from virtual people management missteps are some of the main sore spots spurring the current swell of labour claims, agreed panellists at LACCA’s Virtual Series.

16 December 2020

At crisis point: Latin Lawyer's 2020 fees survey

Featured in Fees 2020

The average hourly rate charged by Latin American law firms is falling. Data suggests this was the case even before the onset of the economic crisis induced by covid-19, particularly for associate rates. As firms consider creative means to serve challenged clients, prices are likely to reduce even further.

28 October 2020

Rodrigo Elías works pro bono in ventilator project

Peru’s Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados has helped a group of companies design and manufacture ventilators for covid-19 patients with severe respiratory difficulties without the financial means to be treated in private clinics.

23 October 2020

Marval O'Farrell helps Pfizer enter stage three for covid-19 vaccine

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

Marval O'Farrell Mairal in Buenos Aires has helped US pharmaceutical group Pfizer enter the third stage of trials, along with German co-developer BioNTech, of a potential covid-19 vaccine in Argentina.

21 August 2020

Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2020: taking on the covid-19 crisis

Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2020

The fallout of covid-19 is indelibly altering how law firms operate and deliver their services. The managing partners of Elite firms reveal the profound changes the crisis has spelled for their firms and the adaptations they are undergoing to remain at the peak of their markets.

11 August 2020

Covid-19 makes immigration policy more important than ever

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

The coronavirus pandemic and the imposition of travel bans and other related measures has shown us that immigration plays a key role in supporting national security priorities. Leonor Echeverría, a partner in the Costa Rica office of US immigration firm Fragomen, details the impact of covid-19 on immigration in Latin America and considers what path countries should follow from now on.

06 July 2020

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