Work Area: Employment & Labor

Ecuador’s Almeida Guzmán adds PBP lawyer to partnership

Almeida Guzmán Asociados in Quito has strengthened its labour group by hiring a director from Highly Recommended firm Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP) as partner.

15 February 2024

Brazil’s Villemor Amaral adds 10 to partnership

Brazilian firm Villemor Amaral Advogados has added 10 lawyers to its partnership by promoting a slew of practitioners and hiring a name partner from local outfit Castro Lopes Advogados Associados.

07 February 2024

Rely on external counsel to stay ahead with regulatory changes

Comprehensive regulatory changes across Latin American jurisdictions and regular swings between left and right-wing governments are causing headaches for many legal departments. To overcome these challenges and stay on top of new legal frameworks, in-house legal teams should work closely with their external counsel and make good use of local legal expertise to navigate the choppy waters.

30 January 2024

Promotion round-up: 16 – 22 January 2024

As we entered into the second half of January, Latin American firms continued to reward talent with promotions – including Elite Chilean and Peruvian firms Guerrero Olivos and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados – who both elevated lawyers to their respective partnerships.

22 January 2024

Araújo e Policastro hires KLA labour head

Marking the second departure from the firm this month, the labour head at Brazil’s KLA Advogados has left to join the partnership at fellow Highly Recommended firm Araújo e Policastro Advogados.

17 January 2024

Promotion round-up: 9 - 15 January 2024

As the new year gets underway, we look at the Latin American law firms that continued to recognise talent in the second week of 2024. Among the standout appointments was the promotion of two new partners at Elite Colombian outfit Gómez-Pinzón, while Argentine Elite Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno also elevated two of its lawyers to its senior rank.

15 January 2024

BMA adds six partners in promotion round

Brazilian Elite firm BMA Advogados has promoted six lawyers to partner across its M&A, finance, labour and disputes practices, preparing for a more favourable economic environment with lower interest rates and a rise in investment and equity capital markets transactions in the new year.

21 December 2023

Labour head at Santander Brasil joins Tortoro Madureira as partner

Brazilian firm Tortoro, Madureira & Ragazzi Advogados has hired the head of civil, labour and criminal law at Santander Brasil as partner and head of its new pensions practice.

19 December 2023

Cuatrecasas opens labour practice in Chile

Cuatrecasas (Chile) has expanded its partnership by more than 50% this year following its most recent hire of a name partner from labour boutique Sáez y Fernández Abogados.

18 December 2023

Lawyers are vital in preventing modern slavery in supply chains

A lack of legislation and enforcement has allowed modern slavery go largely undetected in Latin American supply chains for years, giving lawyers a crucial role in raising the topic in board rooms and helping companies ensure that they comply with local labour laws and standards.

13 December 2023

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