Labour and employment firm Littler (Mexico) has promoted a lawyer to shareholder in its Monterrey office and elected León Rodríguez as its managing shareholder in Mexico.
EY Law (Costa Rica) has hired a lawyer from labour boutique BDS Asesores as manager.
There are nine law firms in the Costa Rican chapter of the Latin Lawyer 250, making it the largest in the Central American section. Costa Rica is also home to some of the biggest firms in the region. BLP (Costa Rica) has 86 lawyers, while Consortium Legal (Costa Rica) has a headcount of 80, more than double their counterparts in the other four countries. The country’s strong business community and political stability have enabled law firms to grow and deepen their specialisations.
While 2016 marked the rise of populism in the US and Europe, in Latin America business-friendly administrations took the reins of several of the region’s countries. With this in mind, law firms stocked up departments in preparation for an expected uptick in transactional work. Latin Lawyer takes a look at the most significant of these developments.
While US firms with offices in Mexico do anticipate changes to NAFTA following the election of Donald Trump, they have no plans to change their investment plans in Latin America’s second-largest economy.
Greater cooperation between trade unions coupled with better use of new technology such as social media means unions are consistently outsmarting employers in labour disputes, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Labour & Employment Conference in Miami.
Companies that allow employees to work on personal devices should have robust policies that govern their use, said panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Labour and Employment Conference in Miami on Friday.
Multinational companies must tailor their labour and employment policies to the country they are operating in, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Labour & Employment Conference in Miami on Friday.
Join in-house speakers from Marsh & McLennan, Gate Gourmet and Kimberly-Clark at Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Labour and Employment Conference on 11 September in Miami.
Labour and employment boutique Godoy Córdoba Abogados has promoted two associates to the partnership, bringing the firm’s total partner count to five.