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1. What are Latin Lawyer and LACCA?

Latin Lawyer and the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) are the definitive sources of news and analysis for private practitioners and in-house counsel in Latin America’s business legal market.

Latin Lawyer has been providing comprehensive coverage of the region’s legal market for almost two decades. Besides keeping readers up to date with a daily news email briefing, Latin Lawyer content is available online and through a magazine published 4 times a year.


Our daily news briefing is a must-have source of information for lawyers practising in the region. Latin Lawyer's independent team of journalists provides news and in-depth analysis of law firm community news and deals and cases, as well as legal and policy developments across the region.

Latin Lawyer is a first port of call for law firm leaders in the region seeking information on management strategy. Thanks to over 10 years of independent research, we produce unrivalled analysis and surveys of Latin American law firm management and financials. Alongside this, we produce regular league tables, country profiles, interviews and roundtable discussions.

Sign up to the daily news and find out more about subscribing to Latin Lawyer. For more information about upcoming research and coverage, you may like to take a look at our editorial calendar.

Just over 10 years ago, we launched the Latin America Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), which provides content and events tailored primarily for in-house counsel, but which also has high value for private practitioners keen to know more about what their clients are thinking.  

 

LACCA brings together leading in-house counsel working in the region, affording them the opportunity to interact, share ideas and best practice, and network with peers across Latin America.

LACCA provides a weekly news briefing service on a full range of issues affecting in-house legal teams. Our dedicated and experienced team of journalists in the field seeks to equip in-house counsel with the tools they need to run a successful legal department.

By shining a light on in-house counsel needs, LACCA content also provides content that can help private practitioners shape their service offer to provide the best value to clients.

Membership of the association is free for lawyers working in-house and directly employed at a company on a full-time basis, who do not offer their services for a fee. Private practitioners can read LACCA content through the Latin Lawyer premium subscription.

 

Sign up to the weekly news. Learn more about membership to LACCA, or how to subscribe.


 2. Is Latin Lawyer part of Law Business Research (LBR)??

Established in 1996 Law Business Research (LBR) is an independent multi award winning publisher of research, data and analysis on international business law and legal markets. 

Our brands are: 

  1. Getting the Deal Through
  2. Global Arbitration Review
  3. Global Competition Review
  4. Global Data Review
  5. Global Investigations Review
  6. Global Restructuring Review
  7. LACCA
  8. Latin Lawyer
  9. The Law Reviews
  10. Who’s Who legal

Our products help readers stay ahead of changes in law, policy and regulation—wherever they occur.

Since launching, we’ve expanded our editorial teams, won awards, and stayed independent. We've grown beyond traditional print publishing into a constellation of information services.

Headquartered in London and DC (supported by an international editorial team) we’re able to serve a significant portion of the global law market with news, analysis and research.

 

We have over 2,500 institutional clients from more than 100 countries; many of our products have become the primary daily resource on industry intelligence.

Our clients include:

▪ Leading law firms

▪ Major international corporations

▪ Government agencies

▪ Academic institutions

▪ Judges and arbitrators

▪ Economists and consultants

 

We specialise in making hard-to-find, complicated material accessible so our readers can make faster, better - informed decisions.

Our goal is simple: help the world’s best lawyers become even better.


3. Who reads Latin Lawyer?

We have readers from across the globe, but the majority of our readers come from United States, Latin America and European countries such as England, France and Spain.

Our audience includes private practitioners from leading law firms, in-house counsel from major multinational companies, top consultancy firms and prestigious universities.


4. How can I subscribe to Latin Lawyer and what subscription plans do you offer?

There are two types of Latin Lawyer subscriptions; Standard and Premium. For more information on our subscription plans please visit this link

 

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Stay informed

Know what's happening in the LatAm market with daily coverage of the leading deals and cases, including full counsel lists, as well as community news and legal developments from across the region.

 

Strategy on demand

Inform your business strategy with research on the key trends affecting the development of the legal community in all its forms, with essential indices for ensuring strategic success.

 

Gain real insight

Local and global experts provide reference tools and thought leadership content, bringing together the latest and best approaches in the region's most important areas of business.

 

Identify market leaders

Find out who leads in jurisdictions across the region and internationally with the Latin Lawyer 250, our annual guide to the region's best firms, based on 19 years of independent research.

 

Get the in-house perspective with LACCA

See eye-to-eye with your clients. The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association is devoted to bringing news and analysis to over 1,500 top in-house counsel allowing you to share their experience and learn more about their companies and approaches to working with external counsel, as well as their needs and expectations.

 

Join the debate

Hear from speakers from around the region and beyond share their expertise at our practice area or sector-specific Latin Lawyer Live conferences, generating conversation on the latest market trends that can't be found elsewhere.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED 

News & analysis: Stay informed and make the right decisions

The definitive source of news and analysis for private practitioners and in-house counsel in Latin America’s business legal market, Latin Lawyer is the hub for law firms, providing key information for partners to stay up-to-date and compete effectively.

Daily news alerts provide the latest updates on community developments and leading deals and cases, as well as legal and policy developments from across the region.

Besides keeping readers up-to-date with a daily news email briefing, Latin Lawyer showcases in-depth analyses and proprietary research on key market trends in a magazine published quarterly.

Strategy & management: Strategy & management:

Latin Lawyer is a first port of call for law firm leaders in the region seeking information on management strategy. Thanks to over 10 years of independent research, we produce unrivalled analysis and surveys on law firm management and financials, as well as regular league tables, country profiles, interviews and roundtable discussions.

Salaries, hiring trends, pro bono development, diversity ratios and other data points are collected and analysed to allow readers to assess and check their own business health against their peers.

Latin Lawyer 250: Gain market intelligence

Our annual guide to Latin America’s leading business law firms, the Latin Lawyer 250, provides an in-depth review of the strengths, history and culture of leading firms and identifies key players across each country and practice area, supplemented by real-time updates on key deals and matters as they are reported.

We also publish annually the Latin Lawyer Elite, a group of leading firms in the region, selected not only for the work they do, but also for the way in which they are led and managed. The leaders of these firms work with us on high-level research and roundtables to discuss critical issues for the profession, which can then be referred to by our readers to benchmark their own internal practices. 

Practitioner Insight: Learn from the experts with focused insight and practical tools

Latin Lawyer Reference provides answers to key legal and regulatory questions in Latin America on major practice areas, in an interactive format that allows for quick-and-easy comparisons across jurisdictions. Leading practitioners and local counsel provide insight in over twenty practice areas, including project finance, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property, labour & employment, litigation, arbitration and bank financing. 

Latin Lawyer Guides provide in-depth analysis of Latin America’s main industries from leading practitioners. They are an essential tool for in-house legal teams and their external legal advisors, created by bringing together pre-eminent authors to provide the latest and best approaches to the myriad issues confronted in the region’s most important areas of business.

Conference coverage: Discover what the experts have to say about the latest hot topics 

Latin Lawyer holds sector or practice area-specific live events across the region where our market-leading speakers explore and challenge new ways of thinking as they debate the latest developments in key practice areas.

Direct from the panels and roundtables at Latin Lawyer Live, we provide content highlights and in-depth coverage of the sessions, so our readers never miss out on the ground-breaking discussion generated. 

LACCA: Focus on what matters to in-house counsel

LACCA brings together leading in-house counsel working in the region, affording them the opportunity to interact, share ideas and best practice, and network with peers across Latin America.

By shining a light on in-house counsel needs, LACCA content provides content that can help private practitioners shape their service offering to provide the best value to clients.

LACCA publishes several annual surveys, including an examination of which firms are working with the top 100 companies in the region, as well as the LACCA Approved, a ranking private practitioners as voted for by the in-house community. 

A weekly news alert provide coverage on a full range of issues affecting in-house legal teams. Our dedicated and experienced team of journalists in the field seeks to equip in-house counsel with the tools they need to run a successful legal department.

Please visit our subscription pagefor more information 

 

 

5. What is LACCA membership and how can I become a member?

 

Membership of the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association is open to lawyers working in-house and directly employed at a company, who do not offer their services for a fee. IHC can benefit from a Standard Membership. The benefits of this include 

  • A free weekly e-newsletter with the leading news and analysis of trends in the in-house world, featuring content designed to meet all the various needs of the corporate counsel community.
  • Being listed on our dedicated LACCA website alongside other members, with access to details of colleagues in other countries across the region, to facilitate networking.
  • Free online access to the Latin Lawyer 250, the definitive guide to business law firms in Latin America, to help ensure your company is getting the best value and legal assistance.

 

Membership is free of charge. If you would like to apply, please fill out this form

 

6. What is LACCA Approved?

 

The frequent feedback from LACCA members at meetings and elsewhere is that finding trustworthy, consistently good counsel in Latin America is still difficult. Thus, LACCA launched Approved, lawyers from private practice who have been personally recommended by our members.

Once a year, all LACCA members are asked to nominate their preferred external counsel in specific areas of law. Only members, who are all leading in-house counsel, are eligible to vote, for any private practice lawyer working in Latin America. Any lawyer working full-time for a company, and working with Latin America, is eligible to join the association, and thus participate in the research.

In the research process, nominations from members are verified, counted and also weighted, with the region’s biggest buyers of legal services being given more prominence in the process. Private practitioners are then selected for inclusion, by practice area and by country.

The listings published annually on our website reflect these rankings; within a band of a certain number of votes, lawyers are listed alphabetically by surname. Members and readers can filter or search by country from each practice area page.

 

7. What is LACCA Thought Leaders?

 

Thought Leadersbrings together the insight, expertise and wisdom of some of Latin America’s foremost lawyers in a single publication. Through hundreds of votes and nominations in the course of our research, the market has identified these lawyers as being among the very best in their field, without exception. Their names are ubiquitous in their own legal spheres and, in many cases, transcend them.

Within the selection of Approved lawyers, only those who obtained the highest number of nominations from corporate counsel and other market sources in our most recent research cycle were considered. The private practitioners invited to participate in LACCA: Thought Leaders comprise just the top 3 per cent of all the lawyers considered for inclusion across the region.

 

 

8. What is the Latin Lawyer 250?

The Latin Lawyer 250 is the definitive guide to the leading business law firms of Latin America and is the result of 20 years of intensive research by Latin Lawyer's editorial team.

Our overriding aim is to identify those firms whose services would be of benefit to international clients and sophisticated Latin American companies. In line with that, the firms in this guide have an established international client base, sufficient resources to respond rapidly in complex transactions, an awareness of the requirements of international clients and the language skills – primarily in English – necessary for effective communication with international clients.

 

9. How are firms selected for entry into the Latin Lawyer 250? 

 

Firms are selected for listing in the Latin Lawyer 250 on merit. Our editorial team are continuously conducting research to assess firms to include in the next edition.

For more information please visit https://latinlawyer.com/static/ll250-submissions

If you would like us to consider your firm for inclusion in the guide, please complete the application form.

10. What is the calendar for Latin Lawyer 250 submissions? 

 

Latin Lawyer reviews applications between August and September each year. Any firm under consideration at that point will be invited to supply a list of client referees, who we will contact for feedback on the law firm’s service.

 

Successful entrants will be notified towards the end of the year.

 

Editorial submission calendar - for existing Latin Lawyer 250 firms only

Stage 1 - client references (and information on non-transactional practice areas where applicable): Request for information sent out in March, with six-week deadline.

 

Stage 2 - review of LL250 editorial profile, request for telephone interview: Request for information sent out in early September, with approximately one-month deadline.

 

Stage 3 - law firm numbers: Request for information sent out at start of November, with two-week deadline.

 

For non-members calendar please contact the editorial team

 

11. Would a subscription guarantee a place in the Latin Lawyer 250?

 

A subscription to Latin Lawyer is independent of the Latin Lawyer 250. Firms are selected for entry into the Latin Lawyer 250 based on merit. 

A subscription to Latin Lawyer allows you to stay informed on recent deals and cases, legal developments from across the region, find out who leads in jurisdictions across the region and internationally and Inform your business strategy with research on the key trends affecting the development of the legal community in all its forms, with essential indices for ensuring strategic success.

For more information please refer to subscription plans

 

 

12. How can my firm submit news to Latin Lawyer?

 

We welcome news from law firms, be it about deals or cases they have worked on or internal news at partner level – for example a partner promotion or a new lateral hire. Feel free to notify us of any other developments you think maybe of interest to our readers, for instance new legislation. Our editorial team assesses each piece of news that is submitted and decides whether or not to report on it, considering subject matter, time-sensitivity and other criteria. 

 

Please note that while we will endeavour to publish your news as soon as possible it can take some days before the news appears in the briefing. This is due to the fact that we must obtain confirmation from all firms participating in a deal prior to publication and because at certain points during the year we are very busy. We thank you for your patience.

 

To submit news please visit the following link and fill out the relevant form for each type of news: https://latinlawyer.com/static/submitting-news

 

  1. How can I contact Latin Lawyer and LACCA editorial teams?

 

To contact Latin Lawyer’s editorial team please email: briefing@latinlawyer.com

 

To contact LACCA’s editorial team please contact: briefing@laccanet.com

 

 

  1. Can I submit news to LACCA? 

 

Lawyers, in-house counsel and firms can submit news by emailing Editorialgrp@laccanet.com; they can also provide comment for news and features and can participate in our surveys. Get in touch with us if you have recently taken up a new position, if your company has just completed a major transaction or project, or even if you simply want to comment on new legislation affecting your business, we would like to hear from you! 

 

 

15. What is the archive content and what does it include?

 

The archive is the collection of over 20 years of historical documents, news, data, articles, surveys and rankings. It includes nearly 20,000 articles providing vital context and information on past developments.

 

 

16.What events do you hold throughout the year?

Latin Lawyer holds 12 events each year across Latin America and the US. The conferences focus on a specific practice area and bring together leading speakers from around the world to debate hot topics and key developments in their industries; designed to offer a platform where you can put forward your own views and hear views of other prominent practitioners, both from the stage and floor. Our events also offer the opportunity to network with leaders in your field throughout the day. 

Latin Lawyer also holds an annual Awards ceremony, in aid of pro bono charities, to celebrate the deals, firms and individuals that have most impressed over the past year.

LACCA hosts two meetings each year – one in São Paulo and one in Miami. LACCA Live events are an opportunity for general counsel from across the region to discuss matters of critical importance for their practice, departments, and careers. In a roundtable style, each session opens with a presentation on the topic at hand and is then opened up to the floor for comments. This interactive nature encourages free-flowing conversation and debate, and offers ample networking opportunities.

LACCA also hosts an annual Awards ceremony to celebrate the in-house counsel who stood out that year, alongside the LACCA Thought Leaders, who are recognised as the very best in their field.

For both Latin Lawyer and LACCA, the day’s discussion is then continued in our publications, which detail all of the action for our global subscriber networks.

For the complete list of events please go to our events section

17.How can I participate on your events?

For LACCA

LACCA Live – These events are open to LACCA members only, but there are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities for private practice firms. For further information, please contact lacca-sponsorship@laccanet.com.

For Latin Lawyer

Latin Lawyer Live – There are three ways to participate:

1.         Sponsor – Sponsor a Latin Lawyer event to raise your corporate profile amongst key clients and decision makers. We host a variety of networking social events around the conference, ensuring that there is ample opportunity for speakers and delegates to connect. There are a variety of sponsorship packages available for each event, for further information please contact LLevents@latinlawyer.com.

2.         Attend – Register for our events to contribute to the discussion from the floor in the Q&A sessions, hear leading practitioners in your field debating key updates, and network with other professionals in an intimate setting.

3.         Speak – Our speakers are chosen editorially, ensuring we have the top practitioners involved and to allow for a range of backgrounds, experience and opinions to be shared during each panel. 

 

18.Are events only for subscribers?

Latin Lawyer Live events are open for anyone to attend and participate in. Discounted ticket rates are available to premium subscribers.

LACCA Live – These events are open to LACCA members only, but there are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available for private practice firms at each. For further information, please contact mailto:lacca-Sponsorship@laccanet.com

 

 

19. What is Insight?

At Latin Lawyer Insight we partner with leading lawyers, consultancies, in-house counsel and enforcement agencies to provide more in-depth perspectives on the topics that we cover in our news, surveys and events. Across Latin Lawyer Insight we work with over 300 authors at 100+ firms across the Latin America, selected for their experience. Latin Lawyer Insight is organised in two series:

Reference

 

Latin Lawyer Reference provides answers to key legal and regulatory questions in Latin America on major practice areas. Leading practitioners and local counsel provide insight in over 20 practice areas across the region. The interactive format allows for quick-and-easy comparisons across jurisdictions.

Guides

 

Guides give in-depth expert analysis on particular legal issues facing Latin America. They are written by the leading experts in the field, collated by Latin Lawyer and edited by leading figures.

 

 All of Latin Lawyer's Insight is free-to-view (no subscription is required) which helps it get maximum exposure.  The content is also promoted via Latin Lawyer’s daily news briefing and alongside related news content. Additionally, we share the content with delegates at our Latin Lawyer Live events and other conferences worldwide. Finally, we help contributors share the content with their own professional peers, with chapter PDFs and hard copies where relevant. The costs of production and distribution are covered by contributing firms, which generally pay an annual sponsorship fee. We’d be delighted to work with you on Latin Lawyer Insight: please let me know if you would like to receive a formal invitation to participate.

 

  1. How can I get involved with Insight?

 

 

Latin Lawyer Insight partners with leading lawyers, legal advisers, policymakers and in-house counsel to provide more in-depth perspectives on the topics we cover in our news, events and surveys.

 

Contribute

All of Insight is free-to-view (no subscription is required) which helps it receive maximum exposure. The content is promoted via Latin Lawyer’s daily news briefing and alongside related news content. It is also shared with delegates at our Latin Lawyer Live events and other conferences worldwide. Finally, we help contributors share the content with their own professional peers, with chapter PDFs and hard copies where relevant. There is, as a rule, an annual stipend. Across Latin Lawyer Insight we work with over 700 authors at 190+ firms worldwide, who are selected for their experience in Latin America.

 

If this sounds like a good fit and you would like to become one of our authors, please email our Insight Manager.

 

Our publishers will work with you on selecting the topic and provide you with clear guidelines on how to write the chapter.

 

The format and scope of articles will depend on the topic and publication: The Guides, for example, have prose articles, whereas Reference chapters are based on a bespoke questionnaire.

 

Each chapter is accompanied by profiles of the contributing firm and authors to encourage dialogue between authors, co-authors and readers.

 

Once the agreement is in place, we hand over to our dedicated Production team, which handles the entire publishing process to make sure our resources are high-quality and on time. They provide guidelines for your chapter, answer queries during drafting, and co-ordinate submission, sub-editing and approval. Contributors always have sign-off over what is published.