Law firms that stand out for the pro bono work done by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both internally and in their legal market.
Morrisons & Forrester LLP in New York, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce in Quito and Guyer & Regules in Montevideo have helped British car retailer and distributor Inchcape acquire Uruguay and Ecuador’s Mercedes-Benz trader, Autolider.
Ecuador is set to become the newest entrant to the market-friendly Pacific Alliance trade bloc, putting it on a path to receiving greater foreign investment. The legal markets of Ecuador’s prospective trade partners have opened up to foreign firms more than anywhere else in the region. At a roundtable in Quito law firm partners weighed up whether Ecuador’s local heavyweights should fear what is to come, or if there will be enough work to go around.
Ecuadorian law firm Lexvalor has hired a senior associate from Pérez Bustamante & Ponce as partner.
Many jurisdictions in Latin America still have nascent data privacy regulations, so it’s up to companies to create their own internal policies when it comes to protecting information. Panellists at LACCA’s regional meeting in Miami discussed how businesses should balance the tension between an employee’s right to privacy and the right of the employer to use workers’ data to boost productivity.
Ecuadorian firm Pérez Bustamante & Ponce has promoted across its tax, disputes and labour departments, adding four partners to its ranks.
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A former associate at Ecuador’s largest firm Pérez Bustamante & Ponce has returned to its tax practice as partner after more than four years at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Ahead of the publication of the 2020 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a look at the results to find out who Latin America’s leading law firm partners are, as voted for by in-house counsel.
Pérez Bustamante & Ponce in Quito, Carcelén, Desmadryl, Guzmán & Tapia in Santiago and Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Toronto have helped Ecuadorian conglomerate Grupo Nobis acquire a minority stake in Canadian listed mining company Adventus.