Published March 2012
As Latin American legal work expands and matures throughout the region, more complex and more challenging work is being undertaken in every practice area all the time. Each year, Latin Lawyer identifies landmark Latin American deals and cases across seven categories, and recognises the achievements of practitioners in areas such as law firm leadership, diversity and pro bono – as well as those who have dedicated their careers to the advancement of the profession.
Marieke Breijer profiles the winners and runners-up of Latin Lawyer’s 2011 Deal of the Year Awards, celebrating the ever-increasing sophistication shown by the legal teams involved in the continent’s most remarkable business deals
Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the shortlist for its sixth annual Deal of the Year Awards.
Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the winners of its Law Firm Leader of the Year Awards.
The latest winners of Latin Lawyer’s law firm leader awards prove there is no fixed recipe for success. Marieke Breijer talks to the eight leaders about their strategies
Latin Lawyer is very happy to announce three Lifetime Achievement Awards, which will be presented at its annual charity awards ceremony in São Paulo next Thursday.
A winner of our 2012 Lifetime Achievement award, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal partner Héctor Mairal tells Marieke Breijer how working in Argentina’s unpredictable legal environment can be both frustrating and fun, and explains that, while he hopes to see a rational country once again, he prepares young lawyers for the opposite and more likely scenario as well
A winner of our Lifetime Achievement Award, José Roberto Opice of Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados in Brazil tells Clare Bolton that, while he has seen great change during his career, today’s young lawyers must cope with more fundamental change still
Latin Lawyer is delighted to present Pablo Guerrero of Chile’s Barros & Errázuriz Abogados with its Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards strengthening access to justice in Latin America.
Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce its International Lawyer of the Year Award, to be presented at its annual charity awards ceremony in São Paulo on Thursday.
Pro bono legal work is of vital importance in Paraguay, where an estimated 36 per cent of the population live in extreme poverty. Rachel Hall hears how Voluntarios Legales y Abogacía Pro Bono has been working to tackle the issue for the past three years
Latin Lawyer’s sixth annual Deal of the Year Awards is being held in aid of three of the region’s pro bono clearinghouses, including ProVene in Venezuela. Here, Rachel Hall talks to two of its founders about building a charitable organisation from scratch.
BRAZIL BLOG: Brazil’s pro bono clearinghouse is celebrating its tenth birthday. Clare Bolton looks at just how far the practice of pro bono has changed over the last decade, and the next steps for law firms and legal departments