Work Area: Law Department Management

Latin Lawyer Elite survey: Political uncertainty is driving work for the region’s top firms

Despite rising political and economic uncertainty in many of Latin America’s largest jurisdictions, managing partners are reporting a spike in new clients and workloads, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research into the practices of the region’s leading law firms.

20 September 2022

Lifetime Achievement Award: Humberto Medrano

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Humberto Medrano of Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados received Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this year. We caught up with him about the achievements he is most proud of and what advice he has for the next generation of lawyers.

30 August 2022

Lifetime Achievement Award: Francisco Pinheiro Guimarães Neto

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Francisco Pinheiro Guimarães Neto received Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this year. We spoke to the former managing partner of Brazilian firm Pinheiro Guimarães about the moments that shaped his career and his greatest achievements.

26 August 2022

Diversity Initiative of the Year Award: González Calvillo

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Mexico’s González Calvillo, SC received Latin Lawyer’s Diversity Initiative of the Year Award earlier this year. We spoke to the firm about the strides it has made to increase equality at the firm since the launch of its Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Forum in 2021.

25 August 2022

Final call: Diversity and Inclusion Survey

Today is the last chance for practitioners of Latin American law firms to complete Latin Lawyer's regionwide Diversity and Inclusion Survey.

24 August 2022

Law Firm Leader of the Year Award: José Luis Suárez Parra

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José Luis Suárez Parra, managing partner of Colombia’s Gómez-Pinzón, received Latin Lawyer’s Law Firm Leader of the Year Award in May this year. Speaking at the event in São Paulo, the partner told us how he steered the firm through the covid-19 pandemic and what it takes to be a great firm leader.

22 August 2022

Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award: Luis Vinatea

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Luis Vinatea of Peru’s Vinatea & Toyama was the recipient of Latin Lawyer’s Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award earlier in 2022. We spoke to the firm about what it takes to be a leader in specialised legal services.

19 August 2022

International Lawyer of the Year Award: Jorge Juantorena

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Jorge Juantorena of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP received Latin Lawyer’s International Lawyer of the Year Award earlier this year. We spoke to the partner about how he came to advise on Latin American deals and what transactions shaped his career.

18 August 2022

Managing law firms in a crisis: all hands on deck

Law firms navigated uncertain waters with exceptional poise during the covid-19 pandemic. However, it is no longer about survival; it’s about thriving. Firms may have managed to tread water thus far, but as new challenges emerge, legal strategies need to undergo a substantial transformation if they are to take advantage of new opportunities presented by the crisis, heard attendees at Latin Lawyer’s Elite Leadership meeting in São Paulo.

17 August 2022

Clyde & Co merges with Chile’s Grasty Quintana and Halpern Pino

Clyde & Co LLP has established an office in Chile by formalising its existing association with Grasty Quintana Majlis, while also incorporating local outfit Halpern Pino.

09 August 2022

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