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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

Bank of China expands in Brazil with acquisition

The Bank of China has enlisted Pinheiro Neto Advogados for its acquisition of the Brazilian arm of China Construction Bank (CCB).

23 February 2024

Cracking the code: dispelling the smoke and mirrors around legal tech

With shiny, new and impressive legal technology tools appearing on the market every day, firms must cut through the smoke and mirrors of the rapidly evolving digital market and ensure that they are making informed choices to implement the right innovation and avoid making poor investments.

21 February 2024

Court throws out Petrobras mega claim against Brazilian banks

Several law firms have helped a syndicate of Brazil’s largest banks defeat a 40 billion reais (US$8 billion) claim brought against them by Petrobras, in which the state-owned oil giant accused the finance groups of conspiring to manipulate foreign exchange rates between 2007 and 2013.

21 February 2024

Petrobras shareholders fail to revive arbitration against Brazil

Two minority shareholders in Brazil’s national oil and gas company Petrobras have failed to persuade a São Paulo court to reinstate a jurisdictional award in a US$34 billion arbitration against Brazil arising from the Lava Jato corruption scandal.

24 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

Pro bono: champion diversity to thrive

Firms where lawyers are cut from the same socio-economic cloth may struggle to unlock their pro bono potential by failing to understand the specific needs of marginalised groups. To better understand this, Latin Lawyer spoke to firms in Latin America about the successes and lessons learned from pro bono projects with transgender and non-binary people.

15 November 2023

Pro bono: promoting a cultural shift

Pro bono is a sure-fire way for firms to retain the finest legal talent and solidify their reputations in a world where social accountability is more important than ever. But recent data collected by Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice shows that firms must work to broaden their appeal to lawyers and implement rigorous monitoring mechanisms to transform pro bono from a programme into a priority.

13 November 2023

Who is in LACCA Approved 2024?

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association has released the latest edition of LACCA Approved. Read on to find out who the leading private practitioners are and which law firms received the most votes from in-house counsel.

30 October 2023

Deal Tracker: Which were the busiest firms in Q1 and Q2 2023?

Following several presidential elections in Latin America last year, the region’s markets bounced back from political and economic uncertainty at the start of 2023. Latin Lawyer’s latest Deal Tracker Report reveals which firms worked on the most deals across the region during the first half of the year.

10 October 2023

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