ESG: Keeping it real

In-house lawyers must coordinate strong alliances with marketing departments to help companies prioritise transparent communication as they navigate the minefield of ESG risks, said panellists at this year’s LACCA Live: São Paulo.

31 July 2023

Compliance doesn’t have to be about saying no

Compliance officers need to link internal policies to business metrics and employee accountability to drive home the commercial benefits of robust compliance frameworks, while embracing AI can help companies build more engaging internal programmes, said panellists at Global Investigations Review and Latin Lawyer’s Anti-Corruption & Investigations summit in Mexico City last month.

31 July 2023

Nearshoring: “The sky is the limit”

The wide-ranging legal work related to nearshoring provides a wealth of opportunities for the region’s law firms. But to take advantage of the booming trend, law firms in the region need to be well positioned – and well-staffed – to help clients navigate the challenges posed by a lack of infrastructure, in addition to an array of labour and compliance hurdles.

31 July 2023

Watch: Specialist Law Firm Leader winner Martín Gustavo Ibarra Pardo

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Martín Gustavo Ibarra Pardo received this year’s Specialist Law Firm Leader award, having spent close to 50 years honing Araújo Ibarra International Trade Consultants’ reputation as one of the most prominent trade and customs boutiques in Colombia.

21 July 2023

Watch: ESG Initiative of the Year winner Pinheiro Neto

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Brazilian firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados received Latin Lawyer’s inaugural ESG award in May in recognition of the firm’s sustainability and socially conscious policies. In this video, managing partner Fernando Meira discusses the essentials of a strong environmental, social and governance framework and how Pinheiro Neto became the first Brazilian firm to go carbon neutral.

18 July 2023

Watch: International Lawyer of the Year winner Julie Bédard

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Julie Bédard from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP attended Latin Lawyer’s annual award ceremony in May to pick up the trophy for International Lawyer of the Year. In this video, the disputes partner tells us about the cases that have shaped her career and why legal work in Latin America requires agility and trust.

14 July 2023

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ordélio Azevedo Sette

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Latin Lawyer speaks to Ordélio Azevedo Sette, founding partner of Azevedo Sette Advogados and one of the recipients of this year's Lifetime Achievement Awards, about his greatest influences and achievements during his legal career.

13 July 2023

Watch: Lifetime Achievement Award winner Carlos Lombardi

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Carlos Lombardi, co-founder of Argentine Elite firm Bruchou & Funes de Rioja, received one of Latin Lawyer’s two Lifetime Achievement Awards this year. Speaking at the awards ceremony, Lombardi tells us about the achievements he is most proud of and his advice to young lawyers starting out in the profession.

12 July 2023

Watch: Law Firm Leader of the Year winner Horacio Beccar Varela

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Horacio Beccar Varela, managing partner of the eponymous Argentine firm, received this year’s Law Firm Leader of the Year Award. In a conversation with Latin Lawyer, he discusses the management decisions he is most proud of and how resilience has been an essential facet to his leadership over the past two decades.

11 July 2023

Judge Daniel Carnio Costa: “When I rest, I carry heavy rocks”

São Paulo bankruptcy judge and co-chair of the International Insolvency Institute’s judicial committee Judge Daniel Carnio Costa tells Latin Lawyer’s sister platform Global Restructuring Review about his central role in helping reform Brazil’s bankruptcy law, new tools he would like to see added to the statute book and how time spent studying in the US and Europe helped shape his innovative approach to restructuring.

28 June 2023

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