Work Area: Law Department Management

Which law firms were the most popular during the pandemic?

During the pandemic, the support of law firms has been essential to businesses navigating choppy waters. Latin Lawyer’s affiliate LACCA recently published its landmark Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies? research, highlighting the most popular firms across the region.

31 March 2021

Which law firms were the most popular during the pandemic?

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During the pandemic, the support of external counsel has been essential to businesses navigating choppy waters. We present a breakdown of our latest Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies? research, highlighting the most popular firms across the region and hearing from them about how they have seen client-law firm relationships and expectations change over the past 12 months.

30 March 2021

Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2020: the full list

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In its landmark series, LACCA conducts detailed research into which law firms advise Latin America’s largest 100 corporates, as ranked by revenue. Here we present which companies make up our top 100 as well as which law firms have been confirmed as their external counsel.

30 March 2021

Online or on the line? Virtual client-law firm relationships

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Going from speaking in person with external counsel to communicating virtually during the pandemic has generally been straightforward according to most Latin American in-house counsel recently surveyed by LACCA, but interacting with prospective law firms has proven more difficult. GCs and private practice lawyers share how some aspects of virtual working have improved client-law-firm relationships, while others have hindered them.

30 March 2021

Brazilian in-house lawyers open infrastructure boutique

Two former in-house lawyers, who have previously held positions in the energy sector and regulatory agencies, have launched a boutique in São Paulo focusing on energy, infrastructure and public law.

21 January 2021

Rising Star of the Year: aiming high

Playing a pivotal role in some of global software group Intel’s cross-border transactions in the region, legal director Carlos Rivas has a flair for tech M&A and an eye for detail that helps him stand out from his peers. He is the deserving winner of LACCA’s Rising Star of the Year award.  

13 January 2021

Who are LACCA's In-House Counsel Award Winners?

We reveal the winners in our latest LACCA awards season, including General Counsel of the Year and Regional Team of the Year, plus our newest award recognising Environmental, Social and Governance efforts.

13 January 2021

How to never waste a good crisis

Lawyers love to prepare them but never want to need them. Crisis management plans are a vital part of company legal departments’ responsibilities, though shaping them to handle the unexpected is a difficult task. Panellists at LACCA’s Virtual Series explored the damage control measures legal teams can take to avoid the litigious side effects of a crisis, as well as the solutions corporate counsel can pitch to business leaders at a company’s time of need.

16 December 2020

A new dawn for labour and employment issues

The unprecedented challenges surrounding the covid-19 pandemic have unearthed a new era of labour disputes. Unclear labour regulation, misuse of health data and frayed relations stemming from virtual people management missteps are some of the main sore spots spurring the current swell of labour claims, agreed panellists at LACCA’s Virtual Series.

16 December 2020

The age of tech has arrived

Working from home and having to digitalise office spaces in light of covid-19 restrictions means lawyers must embrace technology in their work and their departmental structures, rather than fear it.

16 December 2020

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