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July 2009

Welcome to our new and improved magazine.

  • Riding The Bolivarian Wave - Managing the talent - Interview with Vale's new general counsel - Ecuador leaves ICSID - Profile of Total in Chile

Riding The Bolivarian Wave - Managing the talent - Interview with Vale's new general counsel - Ecuador leaves ICSID - Profile of Total in Chile

Thirsty work
Thirsty work

Thirsty work

Chile’s free-market approach to water use has been a boon to the country’s lawyers, but the system is breaking under the strain of falling supply and rising demand, reports Rosie Cresswell

Breaking up is hard to do
Breaking up is hard to do

Breaking up is hard to do

Last month, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa announced the country’s withdrawal from ICSID, despite the fact that the government had just won a significant victory at the centre, reports David Thorley

Leading  from within
Leading  from within

Leading from within

A core understanding of how a partnership works ensures Peru’s José Daniel Amado is our third Law Firm Leader of the Year

The lost generation
The lost generation

The lost generation

Cutbacks in US firms’ foreign associate programmes are leaving the LLM class of 2009 in a tough position. Clare Bolton reports

Budget crunching
Budget crunching

Budget crunching

With Nestlé’s growth in Latin America showing no signs of stalling, even through the financial crisis, David Thorley talks to the in-house lawyers supporting the company’s development in the region

Grand designs
Grand designs

Grand designs

Members of Chadbourne & Parke LLP’s Latin American group tell Rosie Cresswell how they plan to overtake their rivals in the region

The multi-Latina
The multi-Latina

The multi-Latina

If international opportunities are one of the key benefits of an in-house career, few Latin American companies have more to offer than Vale. General counsel Fábio Spina talks to Clare Bolton

Path finders
Path finders

Path finders

In the large and amorphous world of in-house work, Clare Bolton finds that successful career planning often means finding your own way

Riding the Bolivarian wave
Riding the Bolivarian wave

Riding the Bolivarian wave

How does a lawyer protect a company in a country where the rule of law is not respected? General counsel and corporate lawyers in Venezuela describe their world to Rosie Cresswell

Going with the flow
Going with the flow

Going with the flow

The legal director for Total Gas and Electricity in Chile tells Rosie Cresswell how her career maps the first-ever pipeline to carry natural gas from Argentina to Santiago

Defending the state
Defending the state

Defending the state

Having to divert precious resources to legal fees to fight arbitrations is unfair on developing nations, Ecuador’s attorney general tells David Thorley