Work Area: Law Department Management

Full service or boutique? The pros and cons

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When it comes to engaging external counsel, GCs prefer the coverage and efficiency provided by full-service firms for most types of work, but boutiques offer the most value when it comes to flexibility and access to partners.

31 March 2023

Which firms are best in a crisis?

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The legal expertise and capabilities needed to properly manage a corporate crisis can be tremendously varied, but the law firms most skilled at dealing with them share common traits, according to some of the region’s leading GCs.

31 March 2023

GC Insight: five things law firms should do better

Featured in Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2022?

A part of LACCA’s research into the hiring trends of in-house counsel, we speak to Latin American GCs to identify exactly how law firms can to add the most value, stand out from the crowd and beat the competition.

31 March 2023

International Women’s Day Q&A series: Carolina Walther-Meade

In the second of our three-part series dedicated to International Women’s Day this week, Latin Lawyer speaks to Milbank partner Carolina Walther-Meade about the challenges of being a woman in the legal sector, the importance of being yourself and setting clear objectives to achieve your goals.

09 March 2023

International Women’s Day Q&A series: Luciana Tornovsky

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Latin Lawyer speaks to Demarest Advogados partner Luciana Tornovsky about the prejudice she has faced as a mother in the legal industry, the areas of law where women particularly struggle to get ahead and how she is helping to generate opportunity for present and future generations of women lawyers.

08 March 2023

Uncertainty is driving in-house trends in 2023

GCs say the pressure is on to do more with less this year as political uncertainty continues and economic concerns mount. Many expect more reliance on technology and AI to manage workloads more efficiently, while others suggest they will be seeking more compromises from law firms on fees.

27 February 2023

Changes in management: necessary evil or positive opportunity?

Succession planning is a challenge faced by all law firms, no matter the size. It is a critical issue for a firm to survive generations, but one that is often left a little too late to deal with. Francisco Roggero, managing partner of Argentina’s Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados, shares his views on the importance of succession planning to ensure the longevity of a law firm.

08 February 2023

Mexican boutique to close as founding partner retires

Mexican antitrust firm Castañeda y Asociados is set to shut down after 28 years when its founder Gabriel Castañeda retires in June.

01 February 2023

LACCA Awards: nominate now!

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association will honour the very best of the regional in-house community this year during the Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year awards ceremony. Nominate your favourite general counsel and legal departments.

30 January 2023

Get the C-suite to buy-in to better avoid risks

GCs in Latin America say it is important to keep C-suite members in the loop when it comes to risk management, arguing that having the business leadership on your side will help avoid risks.

30 January 2023

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