Topic: Strategy and management

Former Perkins Coie partner rejoins after spell at MoFo

Less than two years after leaving the firm to join Morrison & Foerster LLP, Paul Navarro has returned to Perkins Coie LLP as a partner in its Latin America practice group.

30 November 2023

Demarest adds former government official to partnership

Demarest Advogados has strengthened its public, regulatory, infrastructure and corporate investigations offerings by hiring the former executive secretary of Brazil’s Ministry of Economy as partner.

29 November 2023

The challenge of defining the perfect partner

Law firms across Latin America are reviewing and updating their approach to partner remuneration and profit-sharing by re-evaluating what it means to be the “perfect partner.” To explore this issue, Moray McLaren and Mari Cruz Taboada Lopez of Lexington Consultants discuss the main findings from a survey carried out by the LawAhead Center at the IE Law School in Madrid.

29 November 2023

Muñiz bolsters corporate team with Rubio Leguía hire

Peru’s Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera has hired a partner from local firm Rubio Leguía Normand to strengthen its corporate and M&A offering.

28 November 2023

Legal director of AstraZeneca Mexico takes on LatAm

Juan Pablo Malfavon rose to new heights earlier this year when he was made legal director for AstraZeneca Latin America after three years helming the biopharmaceutical company’s legal department for Mexico. Speaking to LACCA, Malfavon explains how he made the leap and why in-house lawyers must embrace AI and strive to develop business acumen.

27 November 2023

Former CAF legal manager on investment hurdles in LatAm

Alejandro Bonfante Núñez – former legal manager at regional investor Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) Asset Management – tells LACCA that political willingness to promote investment makes any Latin American country a “safe harbour” for private equity and unpacks the crucial role of in-house counsel in evaluating the compliance risks associated with infrastructure projects across the region.

27 November 2023

New Grupo Boticário legal manager goes one step further for diversity

A few months after moving into the role as legal manager for Brazilian cosmetics company Grupo Boticário, Ana Carolina Tavares Torres speaks to LACCA about how to deal with the challenges of moving into a new industry, navigating the rise of AI and the importance of encouraging the empowerment of women within the legal profession.

27 November 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

Simpson Thacher appoints counsel in São Paulo

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has promoted an associate in São Paulo to counsel, boosting its Brazilian corporate offering.

27 November 2023

Mayer Brown expands in Brazil and Mexico

Mayer Brown LLP has elevated three lawyers to partner and two to counsel at its associated firm Tauil & Chequer Advogados in Brazil, whilst promoting another practitioner to partner in Mexico.

24 November 2023

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