Luis Miguel Jiménez in our news

AI set to kill the billable hour – a time to mourn or rejoice?

Firms across Latin America are confident that AI expertise will soon need to be a built-in capability of some, if not all, legal staff, but where will this leave fee structures and headcounts, and will mid-size firms be the trailblazers of this new era?

27 February 2024

Lawyers must master prompt engineering to thrive in the age of AI

Firms in Latin America are widely touting the increasing availability of AI as something that will revolutionise what it means to be a lawyer, but can they truly stay ahead and leverage new opportunities without learning how to become prompt engineers?

26 February 2024

Register now for Latin Lawyer and GIR’s ACI summit in Mexico

Registration is now open for Latin Lawyer and GIR Live: Anti-Corruption and Investigation 2024 in Mexico City, with the full programme available online.

26 February 2024

How to build a bot: Von Wobeser reveals keys to tailormade AI

Never ask a bot a question you don’t already know the answer to – that has been the guiding principle for Mexican firm Von Wobeser y Sierra SC since launching its own natural language processing (NLP) platform, VonBot. Speaking to Latin Lawyer, partners Luis Burgueño and Pablo Jiménez break down their approach to purpose-made AI, from design to implementation, and explain why it will enrich the quality of their lawyers.

20 February 2024

Latin Lawyer Technology Survey: the results are in

The results of Latin Lawyer’s first-ever technology survey indicate that Latin American firms have embraced legal technology with open arms, with over half of respondents saying they use AI tools in their work. Spending on AI is also set to rise in the year ahead, but most firms are simultaneously apprehensive about the ethical implications of this type of technology.

19 February 2024

Partner promotions on the up again after previous year’s dip

Latin Lawyer has recorded a slight increase in end-of-year partner promotions across Latin American law firms, while the number of female practitioners that have risen to the firms’ senior ranks is down compared to last year’s figures.

01 February 2024

Paraguay held liable over stalled bus network

A United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tribunal has ordered Paraguay to pay more than US$16 million for breaching a contract with a Portuguese construction group to build a high-speed bus network in its capital Asunción.

03 January 2024

Von Wobeser adds partner and two counsel

Von Wobeser y Sierra SC has strengthened its corporate offering by promoting a counsel to partner, as well as elevating two associates to counsel in its competition and disputes groups.

19 December 2023

Bomchil partner named president of LatAm arbitration association

María Inés Corrá, partner and arbitration practice co-head at Argentine firm Bomchil, has been appointed as president of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALARB), replacing outgoing Claus von Wobeser.

27 November 2023

Pro bono: Leading Lights

Latin Lawyer is pleased to present our Leading Lights for 2023, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening a culture of pro bono in Latin America.

21 November 2023

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