We welcome news from law firms, be it about deals or cases you have worked on or internal news at partner level – for example, a partner promotion or a new lateral hire. Feel free to notify us of any other developments you think may be of interest to our readers, for instance, new legislation.
Please submit news through the links below.
People and firm news – promotions, lateral hires, law firm mergers or splits, new offices, alliances, partner appointments to positions outside of the firm, etc. We report on partner-level hires and promotions, and counsel-level appointments in some cases. We do not report on associate hires.
New legislation – significant legislative reform, new legislation etc.
All news should be submitted within two weeks of the news becoming public or official for us to write about it in the daily news briefing.
Submitting news about deals and cases
Firms can submit deals of any value. News must be submitted within two weeks of the news becoming public for us to write about it in our daily news briefing. You may submit deal news in the follow categories:
M&A deals (private and public M&A transactions, private equity, venture capital, investment rounds and real estate acquisitions, etc).
Capital markets deals (debt and equity capital markets deals, IPOs, rights offerings, bond programmes, security offerings, debentures, quotas, public and private placements, etc).
Banking and finance deals (loans, credit facilities, structured finance, refinancings, syndicated loans and fundraising, etc).
Projects and project finance (project development, project finance, PPPs, infrastructure and energy projects, etc).
Restructuring and insolvency (restructuring proceedings, bankruptcy and insolvency, etc).
Submit your news here or through the links above. On the first page of the survey, you may select either of the five practice areas listed above from a drop-down menu.
Any other work news (please submit news about other work your firm has carried out here. This includes litigation, investigations, pro bono and one-off cases or deals across any practice areas, including IP, labour, tax, trade, environment etc. We do not report on day-to-day work, or everyday advice such as the incorporation of a new business.
All deals submitted to Latin Lawyer using the links above will be added to the Deal Tracker, a tool built by Latin Lawyer for law firms to analyse transactional activity in Latin America by deal type, jurisdiction, industry, timeframe and more. The tool is updated on a regular basis.
What happens next?
We check submissions daily and will be in touch if we need any more information.
We select the deals that we consider most interesting to readers for individual reporting. That means we do not report individually on every deal or case submitted to us.
We decide which deals and cases to report on by taking into account several factors, including the amount of time that has passed since the last major development in the deal, the value of the deal, its legal complexity, the prominence of parties involved, the rarity of the deal in the jurisdiction it takes place in, and the relevance of the deal to the local market etc. Law firms should submit deals within two weeks of a deal's announcement or closing to increase the chances of us reporting on it individually.
Deal submissions lay the ground for our Deal Tracker Reports, which we produce twice a year.
If you have any questions, please email us. We check this inbox every day and you are welcome to ask us questions and follow up on a deal’s status at any time. Of course, you can always email anyone on the editorial team too.
Submitting news to LACCA
We welcome hearing from our in-house audience about developments and trends affecting company lawyers. Feel free to notify us of developments you think may be of interest to our readers, for instance: company legal spend, team management, the use of legal technology in-house and hiring practices when hiring external counsel.