Work Area: Law Department Management

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

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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

Take part in LACCA’s technology survey

LACCA is surveying corporate counsel on their use of legal technology – read on to find out more.

26 May 2021

As corporate ESG takes off, how can law firms help?

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

Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives are a hot topic among companies that have clocked changing consumer habits and want to get ahead of the trend in Latin America. Here, GCs consider what role external counsel have in helping companies put ESG efforts into practice.

05 May 2021

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?

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

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

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

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

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