Work Area: Law Department Management

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

Carey extends paternity leave policy

Following in the footsteps of other Latin American law outfits, Chilean Elite firm Carey has launched a new paternity leave scheme that entitles all its male lawyer to take 30 days of full-paid leave when they become fathers.

08 November 2021

Increase flexibility or risk losing female partners, warn panellists

The latest generation of female lawyers are less willing to sacrifice significant portions of their personal lives to climb the ranks, indicating that firms should normalise flexibility and promote a healthier work-life balance if they want to keep women on track for partnership.

19 October 2021

Tech to drive down external counsel spend, say GCs

Latin Lawyer's affiliate platform Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) has published the results of its latest technology survey, finding that nearly a third of corporate counsel polled plan to send less work to external counsel as a result of adopting new technologies in the next three years.

26 July 2021

LACCA’s Technology Survey

Featured in Technology 2021

Our latest technology survey charts the growing dependence of Latin American corporate counsel on ‘lawtech’, or advances in legal technology. We present some of the key data points that illustrate how in-house counsel in the region use technology today.

15 July 2021

How technology elevates in-house counsel

Featured in Technology 2021

LACCA's technology survey shows Latin American corporate counsel are becoming more reliant on data analytics, AI and machine learning. What could advanced technological innovation mean for the space these lawyers occupy within their companies?

15 July 2021

Has the pandemic really changed how lawyers think about technology?

Featured in Technology 2021

The legal industry has been slower to embrace digital transformation than most, but in the last 18 months has undergone a profound change. Has the covid-19 pandemic helped dispel lawyers’ cultural aversion to technology once and for all?

15 July 2021

The pain point: how to overcome technology shortfalls

Featured in Technology 2021

Data suggests most in-house counsel in Latin America have complaints about the inter-operability, budget, risk or efficiency of the technology tools they use. Why do these problems arise and how can company lawyers overcome them?

15 July 2021

Lefosse elects new management

Brazil’s Lefosse Advogados has elected Rodrigo Junqueira to replace Carlos Mello as the firm’s managing partner, at the same time it has appointed a new executive committee – including its first female member.

06 July 2021

“Adapt or die”: what companies want from their external counsel

Featured in Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2020?

The covid-19 pandemic has accelerated certain pre-existing trends around client-law firm relationships, but it has also brought to light the ways that legal teams expect their external counsel to change going forward.

27 May 2021

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