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Which law firms were the most popular during the pandemic?

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During the pandemic, the support of external counsel has been essential to businesses navigating choppy waters. We present a breakdown of our latest Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies? research, highlighting the most popular firms across the region and hearing from them about how they have seen client-law firm relationships and expectations change over the past 12 months.

30 March 2021

“Adapt or die”: what companies want from their external counsel

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The covid-19 pandemic has accelerated certain pre-existing trends around client-law firm relationships, but it has also brought to light the ways that legal teams expect their external counsel to change going forward.

30 March 2021

Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2020: the full list

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In its landmark series, LACCA conducts detailed research into which law firms advise Latin America’s largest 100 corporates, as ranked by revenue. Here we present which companies make up our top 100 as well as which law firms have been confirmed as their external counsel.

30 March 2021

As corporate ESG takes off, how can law firms help?

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Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives are a hot topic among companies that have clocked changing consumer habits and want to get ahead of the trend in Latin America. Here, GCs consider what role external counsel have in helping companies put ESG efforts into practice.

30 March 2021

Online or on the line? Virtual client-law firm relationships

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Going from speaking in person with external counsel to communicating virtually during the pandemic has generally been straightforward according to most Latin American in-house counsel recently surveyed by LACCA, but interacting with prospective law firms has proven more difficult. GCs and private practice lawyers share how some aspects of virtual working have improved client-law-firm relationships, while others have hindered them.

30 March 2021

Remote connections: finding new clients in a pandemic

During the pandemic law firms have used shiny new marketing tools to keep in touch with clients they can no longer see face to face. But how well have they connected with new clients?

25 March 2021

Lifetime Achievement Award: Antonia Stolper

Over nearly three decades, Antonia Stolper – head of Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Latin America affinity group – has made a name for herself as a force of nature in the region’s capital markets space, as well as driving conversations about pro bono and gender diversity. We speak to the winner of Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, as she steps back from Shearman’s partnership to become of counsel.

23 February 2021

Pro bono: Taking responsibility

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Steps towards greater institutionalisation demonstrate law firms are embedding a culture of pro bono among both their lawyers and wider communities. Firms that are serious about delivering access to justice are taking things to the next level, fostering higher levels of accountability within their internal processes to make sure they secure meaningful results. We present some of the key findings from the latest Latin Lawyer–Vance Center Pro Bono Survey.

22 February 2021

Pro bono: Setting a precedent

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Latin Lawyer spoke to TozziniFreire Advogados partner Maria Elisa Gualandi Verri and pro bono co-ordinator Clara Pacce Pinto Serva about the firm’s collaboration with US tech giant Facebook, non-profit group União de Núcleos, Associações dos Moradores de Heliópolis e Região (UNAS) and Brazilian clearing house Instituto Pro Bono on a project providing legal assistance to residents of a favela in São Paulo. The project was the recipient of Latin Lawyer’s Pro Bono Project of the Year Award.

22 February 2021

Pro bono: Paving the way

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Latin Lawyer caught up with partner Víctor Manuel Frías Garcés and pro bono co-ordinator Elba Gutiérrez from Mexico’s Greenberg Traurig, SC, after the firm won Latin Lawyer’s Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award. They spoke to us about how their firm racked up more than 7,000 pro bono hours in three years, and what milestone they want the practice to achieve next.

22 February 2021

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