Topic: Strategy and management

Souto Correa strengthens life sciences team with in-house hire

Highly Recommended Brazilian firm Souto Correa Advogados has recruited an in-house lawyer from US-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals as partner, bolstering its life sciences and healthcare practice.

22 August 2022

Law Firm Leader of the Year Award: José Luis Suárez Parra

Featured in 16th Annual Awards

José Luis Suárez Parra, managing partner of Colombia’s Gómez-Pinzón, received Latin Lawyer’s Law Firm Leader of the Year Award in May this year. Speaking at the event in São Paulo, the partner told us how he steered the firm through the covid-19 pandemic and what it takes to be a great firm leader.

22 August 2022

Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award: Luis Vinatea

Featured in 16th Annual Awards

Luis Vinatea of Peru’s Vinatea & Toyama was the recipient of Latin Lawyer’s Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award earlier in 2022. We spoke to the firm about what it takes to be a leader in specialised legal services.

19 August 2022

BLP hires Sfera partner as special counsel in Costa Rica

Elite firm BLP (Costa Rica) has bolstered its business law and real estate practices by recruiting a partner from Highly Recommended local firm Sfera Legal.

19 August 2022

International Lawyer of the Year Award: Jorge Juantorena

Featured in 16th Annual Awards

Jorge Juantorena of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP received Latin Lawyer’s International Lawyer of the Year Award earlier this year. We spoke to the partner about how he came to advise on Latin American deals and what transactions shaped his career.

18 August 2022

Peru’s Muñiz bolsters M&A practice

A principal associate from Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru) has joined fellow Highly Recommended firm Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera as partner, strengthening its corporate and M&A offering.

18 August 2022

Managing law firms in a crisis: all hands on deck

Law firms navigated uncertain waters with exceptional poise during the covid-19 pandemic. However, it is no longer about survival; it’s about thriving. Firms may have managed to tread water thus far, but as new challenges emerge, legal strategies need to undergo a substantial transformation if they are to take advantage of new opportunities presented by the crisis, heard attendees at Latin Lawyer’s Elite Leadership meeting in São Paulo.

17 August 2022

Ex-Echecopar lawyer joins Porto Legal as partner in Peru

Peruvian firm Porto Legal has bolstered its fintech, finance and insurance areas by hiring a former of counsel from Elite outfit Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International as partner.

17 August 2022

Lobo de Rizzo bolsters tax team with ex-Klabin counsel

Highly Recommended firm Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has expanded its partnership by hiring the former tax head of Brazilian paper company Klabin.

16 August 2022

Santos Neto appoints banking counsel as partner

Santos Neto Advogados has bolstered its banking and finance team by hiring an in-house adviser from the Brazilian branch of Dutch investment bank ABN AMRO as partner.

16 August 2022

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