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Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center's Pro Bono Survey 2020

Featured in Pro bono 2020

The latest results from our annual research indicate that despite a year of unique and severe challenges, law firms are as committed as ever to doing pro bono. We report on what firms are doing to push their efforts to the next level.

22 February 2021

Promotions at LatAm firms spiked at year-end

Latin Lawyer has recorded a 38% increase in end-of-year promotions to partner level at Latin American law firms, while the proportion of women lawyers elevated to the top rank dropped compared to the previous year’s figures.

15 February 2021

Lifetime Achievement Award: Paulo Cezar Aragão

At the age of 69, as active as ever, Paulo Cezar Aragão remains among Brazil’s most influential and respected lawyers, a titan of the profession capable of making the difference at a high-stakes negotiation table like very few are.

03 November 2020

The room where it happens

Law firm participation on behalf of corporates in the discussions that led to the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement is evidence of the unique perspective lawyers bring to the table in interactions between companies and governments.

30 October 2020

Giving up the ghost: Latin Lawyer's 2020 fees survey

Featured in Fees 2020

In shining a spotlight on issues that have been bubbling under the surface for years, the covid-19 pandemic and the pressure it puts on client appetite for costly legal services is a chance for progressive law firms to rethink entirely how they value what they do. In doing so, they can remodel themselves into organisations of the future.

29 October 2020

At crisis point: Latin Lawyer's 2020 fees survey

Featured in Fees 2020

The average hourly rate charged by Latin American law firms is falling. Data suggests this was the case even before the onset of the economic crisis induced by covid-19, particularly for associate rates. As firms consider creative means to serve challenged clients, prices are likely to reduce even further.

28 October 2020

Latin Lawyer's 2020 fees survey

Featured in Fees 2020

The covid-19 pandemic and the social and economic upheaval it has brought with it can be blamed for a lot of things. The falling value of law firm hourly rates is not one of them. A survey of nearly 100 law firms shows average rates per hour for partners and associates were falling well before the onset of pandemic-related economic disruption.

26 October 2020

Down but not out: the future for law firm offices

A recent Latin Lawyer survey of more than 100 Latin American law firms indicates a significant proportion – one in five – have opted not to reopen their offices after closing earlier this year in response to the covid-19 pandemic. Those that have reopened are operating at much-reduced capacity, with safety precautions in place. Our survey highlights changing attitudes towards office life and the chief concerns partners have about remote working.

26 October 2020

Why are companies sidelining cybersecurity?

Featured in Legal department spend 2020

LACCA’s legal spend survey found a large discrepancy between what in-house departments spend on technology and the amount they dedicate to cybersecurity. As companies strive to keep their businesses fully operational during the covid-19 pandemic, investing in cybersecurity is not high up on GCs’ priority lists but with attacks on the rise, should it be?

05 October 2020

Why are distressed LatAm companies seeking US insolvency protection?

As companies continue to be pinched by pressures brought about by the covid-19 crisis, María Luisa Cánovas and Dan Moss explain why US insolvency protection can offer struggling Latin American corporations a lifeline.

25 August 2020

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