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Pro bono: The good fight bearing fruit

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The responsibility of making justice more accessible in Latin America weighs heavier than ever on the shoulders of lawyers in the region, and law firms have risen to that challenge. Practitioners are now engaging with pro bono matters more than ever and firms’ efforts to institutionalise pro bono services are delivering results beyond expectations. We present key trends from this year’s Latin Lawyer-Vance Center Pro Bono Survey.

04 February 2022

Pro bono: Healing a country

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Stocche Forbes has provided pro bono legal advice to the São Paulo state government on a project involving Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac to build a factory in Brazil’s most populous city to produce the CoronaVac vaccine. Latin Lawyer spoke to partner Wilson Mello about the firm’s work on the project and the challenges the team encountered.

27 January 2022

Pro bono: In the business of doing good

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Pro bono work has become an important pillar of many Latin American law firms, but regional businesses are also increasingly stepping up in the game. As appetite for social responsibility grows, more large corporations are setting up official channels for employees to give back to local communities through pro bono legal work.

25 January 2022

Revisit Latin Lawyer’s M&A conference

The Latin Lawyer Connect: M&A 2021 conference is now available to watch in full online. The event featured keynote speakers Alexandre Costa Rangel, commissioner at Brazil’s securities commission CVM, and Arminio Fraga Neto, founder of Brazilian asset management fund Gávea Investimentos.

14 January 2022

What are Latin America’s GCs prioritising in 2022?

As we begin 2022, GCs expect to see a continuation of many pandemic-era trends, including managing uncertainty, the accelerated use of technology to innovate, the importance of managing hybrid teams and an increasing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters.

11 January 2022

Regulatory compliance ranked highest risk for legal teams

LACCA’s Legal Department Priorities Survey 2022 reveals that regulatory compliance presents the biggest risk area for Latin America’s legal teams, but technology and innovation and political instability are also a top concern.

11 January 2022

Revisit Latin Lawyer’s Project Finance conference

Latin Lawyer Connect: Project Finance 2021 is now available to watch in full online. Daniel Bartfeld and Carolina Walther-Meade from Milbank and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados partner Pablo Sorj co-chaired the event.

11 January 2022

Revisit Latin Lawyer’s Labour and Employment conference

The Latin Lawyer Connect: Labour & Employment conference is now available to watch in full online. The event was co-chaired by Enrique Stile from Argentina’s Marval O'Farrell & Mairal, Carolina Camacho of Colombia’s Posse Herrera Ruiz, Carolyn Knox from US firm Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart and Machado Meyer Advogados partner Andrea Giamondo Massei in Brazil.

17 December 2021

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

Latin Lawyer and Global Investigations Review’s Anti-Corruption & Investigations 2021 conference is now available to watch in full online. Andrew Levine of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP co-chaired the event alongside TozziniFreire Advogados partners Shin Jae Kim and Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida.

14 December 2021

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

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