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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

Latin Lawyer Elite Survey 2020: taking on the covid-19 crisis

Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2020

The fallout of covid-19 is indelibly altering how law firms operate and deliver their services. The managing partners of Elite firms reveal the profound changes the crisis has spelled for their firms and the adaptations they are undergoing to remain at the peak of their markets.

11 August 2020

Structural changes below the surface

Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2020

Even after the spread of covid-19 has peaked, it is likely the world will be a very different place. In the legal industry, the pandemic has led to changes in how law firms serve their clients that may well endure beyond the crisis. Some of these changes were in the air before covid-19, but now they seem more necessary than ever, finds Jaime Fernández Madero of Fernández Madero Consulting.

11 August 2020

Latin Lawyer Elite 2020: the firms

Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2020

Latin Lawyer Elite firms have each carved out their own paths towards excellence and demonstrate unique areas of strength. Here, we announce this year’s Elite.

11 August 2020

Argentina's Elite 2020

Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2020

Here are Argentina's Elite firms for 2020.

11 August 2020

Brazil's Elite 2020

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Here are Brazil's Elite firms for 2020

11 August 2020

Central America's Elite 2020

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Here are Central America's Elite firms for 2020.

11 August 2020

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