Work Area: Environment

ESG: Navigating a sea of change

As environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns continue to climb up the corporate agenda in Latin America, law firms can play a crucial role in helping companies achieve sustainable business transformation, but the varying definitions and frameworks around ESG can be difficult to navigate. We find out what the region’s firms are doing to help clients identify some of the key challenges and opportunities.

22 November 2021

Campos Mello hires five from Tauil & Chequer as partner

Brazil’s Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper has added to its senior rank by hiring four partners and a senior associate from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, bolstering its energy and environmental law groups.

20 October 2021

Mattos Engelberg partners join Santos Neto in Brazil

Santos Neto Advogados has appointed two partners and a counsel by hiring three lawyers from Mattos Engelberg Echenique Advogados, strengthening its agribusiness, environmental and tax departments.

23 September 2021

Veirano appoints environmental partner with Pinheiro Neto hire

Veirano Advogados has bolstered its environmental and sustainability practice by hiring a lawyer from fellow Latin Lawyer Elite firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados as partner and head of the department.

12 August 2021

Several firms in Brazil-Chile waste management acquisition

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo and Carey in Santiago have helped Brazilian environmental management company Ambipar purchase Chilean counterpart Disal and its subsidiary Suantras for a combined US$179 million.

23 July 2021

Revisit Latin Lawyer and GIR’s Anti-Corruption & Investigations Mexico conference

The Anti-Corruption Investigations Mexico conference hosted by Latin Lawyer and its sister publication Global Investigations Review is now available to view in full online. The event was co-chaired by Andrew Levine of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Diego Sierra of Von Wobeser y Sierra SC.

16 July 2021

Cascione Pulino launches environmental practice with hire

Brazilian Latin Lawyer 250 firm Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados has launched an environmental law practice by hiring a partner from local outfit Themudo Lessa Advogados.

21 June 2021

Robalino Law adds three partners in Ecuador

Less than a month after launching its fourth Ecuadorian office, Robalino Law has boosted its disputes, labour, IP and natural resources departments by promoting three lawyers to partner.

16 June 2021

Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year: Paulina Riquelme Pallamar

Featured in 15th Annual Awards

Paulina Riquelme Pallamar, founding partner at Eelaw in Chile – and this year’s winner of Latin Lawyer’s Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award – is the only female lawyer in the country to found a firm dedicated exclusively to environmental law.

08 June 2021

Glencore brings third arbitration claim against Colombia

Glencore has filed an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Colombia after a planned expansion at a coal mine was halted by a local court citing environmental concerns – the third case the Swiss commodities trader has brought against the state at the centre.

02 June 2021

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