Baker McKenzie LLP has bolstered its Mexico City office by hiring a former White & Case SC partner, while a former associate returns as counsel to reinforce the firm’s Latin America practice in Miami after a year at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
Argentina and Uruguay are the only countries in Latin America to meet the EU’s data protection adequacy criteria – but others are looking to follow suit soon, lawyers have said.
Several firms have been involved in a series of investments by Mexican pension fund administrator Afore Profuturo and US private equity Colony Capital in Selina Hospitality Operations Mexico.
Baker McKenzie LLP has made Bogotá-based Claudia Benavides global chair of the firm’s dispute resolution group, amid further promotions at its office in Peru.
Baker McKenzie (Mexico) has hired from the Mexican government again, this time recruiting Yuriria Mascott Pérez to strengthen its public and infrastructure departments.
International firm Baker McKenzie has announced new flexible working hours and improved family leave for its lawyers and other employees at its Mexican offices.
Baker McKenzie LLP as lead counsel, Brazil's Trench Rossi Watanabe and Conyers Dill & Pearman in Bermuda have helped luxury goods conglomerate Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) acquire New York Stock Exchange-listed hotel and leisure chain Belmond for US$3.2 billion.
Baker McKenzie (Mexico) has promoted across its corporate, disputes and tax practices in Mexico City and Monterrey.
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.
Brazil’s law firm association CESA, which is formed by 1,000 law firms from around the country, has launched a guide to further encourage pro-diversity practices in Brazilian law firms.