Published March 2015
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.
A special supplement depicting Latin Lawyer’s ninth annual charity awards ceremony is now available to subscribers in a pdf online.
Latin Lawyer announced the winners of its Deal of the Year Awards at its charity dinner, held at the Hotel Unique in São Paulo on Thursday and attended by more than 240 leading names of the Latin American legal community.
The complete shortlist for Latin Lawyer's ninth annual Deal of the Year Awards is now available here.
Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the winner of this year’s Law Firm Leader of the Year Award: Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado of Peru’s Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados.
Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado’s close, personal connection to his father’s firm and deeply modern outlook has helped him make Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados one of the most institutionalised operators in the market. Joe Rowley finds out how he did it
Latin Lawyer is delighted to present its two Lifetime Achievement Awards to Ary Oswaldo Mattos Filho, a founding partner at Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, and Carlos Urrutia Valenzuela, Colombia's former ambassador to the United States and the former managing partner at Colombia’s Brigard & Urrutia Abogados.
Carlos Urrutia, winner of Latin Lawyer’s 2015 lifetime achievement award, speaks to Vincent Manancourt about a career in private practice, public service, and how he almost didn’t become a lawyer at all
Ary Oswaldo Mattos Filho, recipient of Latin Lawyer’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, talks to Joe Rowley about his professional careers in private practice, public service and academia
Latin Lawyer is delighted to present Martin Zapiola Guerrico of Zapiola Guerrico & Associados with its Pro Bono Leader of the Year Award in recognition of his efforts to foster a pro bono culture in Argentina.
Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce that Claudia Prado of US firm Baker & McKenzie LLP has won the award for diversity initiative of the year, in recognition of her commitment to furthering the advancement of women in the Latin American legal profession.
Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce this year’s winner of its International Lawyer of the Year Award: Sergio Galvis of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
Brazil’s Instituto Pro Bono (IPB) is one of three clearing houses in Latin America that will benefit from money raised at Latin Lawyer’s ninth annual Deal of the Year Awards, which will be held later this month in São Paulo.
Latin Lawyer’s ninth annual Deal of the Year Awards is being held in aid of three of the region’s pro bono clearinghouses, including Fundación Pro Bono Chile. Established in 2000, Fundación Pro Bono Chile was set up to increase access to justice for disadvantaged Chileans by promoting pro bono practice within the country’s law firms. Since then, it has not only coordinated the provision of legal assistance to numerous organisations and individuals, but also regularly organises training programmes for lawyers, and is one of a handful of clearinghouses in Latin America whose members consistently log volunteer hours and pay annual member fees.
Latin Lawyer’s ninth annual Deal of the Year Awards is being held in aid of three of the region’s pro bono clearinghouses. In the first of three profiles, we look at the Fundación Barra Mexicana. Since its inception 15 years ago, Fundación Barra Mexicana has sought to provide some of Mexico’s most disadvantaged individuals with legal advice – a goal which it is slowly starting to achieve, despite many leading Mexican firms only recently making moves to institutionalise pro bono practices. Like many clearinghouses, the foundation aims to achieve this by providing a matchmaking service for lawyers and those in need of free legal services.