The world crisis, imports from China and political manoeuvring all influence trade policy in some form or other. With a recent wave of protectionist measures and the tightening up of customs procedures worldwide, trade lawyers are seeing their practices grow busier, with work becoming increasingly complex: as one lawyer in Brazil says, this is a new time and a new set of rules. What do these new rules mean for trade bars in Latin America? asks Rosie Cresswell
Leading poultry producers in the US and Mexico have criticised the final decision handed down in a long-running antidumping case concerning the sale of chicken legs and thighs in Mexico, with both parties understood to be taking steps to appeal the decision.
On Tuesday Mexico’s economy ministry accused US exporters of dumping chicken legs on the Mexican market but said it would not take any action in a move described by lawyers as “politically charged” and highly unusual.
Three lawyers have left Mexico’s Jáuregui y Navarrete to set up a new firm; Gallo Abogados.
Breaking up might be hard to do, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Rosie Cresswell sets out eight pieces of advice from lawyers who have been through the experience of a law firm separation, be it through leading a departure or keeping the remaining firm on track
Marieke Breijer profiles the winners and runners-up of Latin Lawyer’s 2011 Deal of the Year Awards, celebrating the ever-increasing sophistication shown by the legal teams involved in the continent’s most remarkable business deals
Starting early is often the best way to ensure habits become ingrained, which is the attitude that DLA Piper LLP’s pro bono arm New Perimeter and US based NGO Appleseed are taking towards developing a sustainable pro bono culture in Mexico – and if law firm testimonials are anything to go by, they’ve already been seeing results.
In our ongoing look at the developments in Latin America’s key legal markets to mark the launch of the 14th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, today we turn to Mexico – which is known for seeing more movement among its law firms than other jurisdictions in the region.
Much of Latin America emerged largely unscathed from the global financial crisis and continues to feature a host of countries experiencing economic growth rates the US and Europe can only dream of. So it is little surprise that increasing numbers of multinationals should look to the region in search of new markets and higher returns on investment. Joe Rowley takes a look at the leading M&A lawyers best equipped to help acquisitive companies seal the deal
Reporting on Latin Lawyer’s most recent roundtable in Mexico City, Rosie Cresswell finds Mexican law firms are keeping busy, even if the source of work is unpredictable