Political instability and an overarching shift to the left in parts of Latin America are bringing uncertainty for employers in the region, but there are signs of economic strength in some areas, heard delegates at the sixth annual Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held on Wednesday in Miami.
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.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, Chicago, London and Palo Alto has helped the Irish subsidiary of professional services company Spencer Stuart acquire the Mexican assets of consulting company Aon for US$45 million.
Basham, Ringe y Correa has hired the former director general of Mexico’s National Institute of Copyright (Indautor) to head its new entertainment law practice.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Demarest Advogados and Basham, Ringe y Correa, SC have helped Chilean maritime logistics company SAAM acquire Dutch counterpart Boskalis’ stake in a joint venture for US$200 million.
Peru was the busiest country for M&A transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during January and February, with more deals taking place there than in Mexico and Argentina combined, according to Latin Lawyer’s research.
Juan Guillermo Mijares, a long-time partner of Basham, Ringe & Correa SC and the father of a Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC founding partner, has died at the age of 90.
The results from LACCA’s Thought Leaders 2019 reveal some of Latin America’s leading private practice lawyers as voted for by in-house counsel.
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.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s New York office, Mexican firm Basham, Ringe y Correa, Azevedo Sette Advogados in Brazil and BLP’s Honduran office have helped healthcare giant Owens & Minor complete the Latin American leg of its acquisition of Halyard Health’s surgical and infection prevention business for US$710 million in cash.