Work Area: Law Department Management

DAC Beachcroft launches Argentine office with Allende & Brea hire

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has inaugurated an outpost in Argentina, hiring a partner from Allende & Brea to lead it.

09 August 2023

LatAm firms must be "best of the best" to work with China

Latin American law firms need to make fundamental changes to the way they engage with Chinese investors if they truly want to leverage the wealth of opportunities that exist between the two regions – embracing the East Asian country’s way of doing business and fostering a generation of China-minded lawyers is just the beginning.

08 August 2023

Compliance doesn’t have to be about saying no

Compliance officers need to link internal policies to business metrics and employee accountability to drive home the commercial benefits of robust compliance frameworks, while embracing AI can help companies build more engaging internal programmes, said panellists at Global Investigations Review and Latin Lawyer’s Anti-Corruption & Investigations summit in Mexico City last month.

31 July 2023

Sánchez Devanny refreshes management, adds new office heads

Mexican Highly Recommended firm Sánchez Devanny has refreshed its leadership, electing partner and real estate head Rafael Villamar-Ramos as its new overseeing managing partner and appointing a fresh set of local office heads to lead its Mexico City, Monterrey and Querétaro outposts.

25 July 2023

GC Insight: Interview with the managing director of JP Morgan Chile

Featured in Who Represents Latin America's Biggest Banks 2022?

LACCA speaks to Alejandro Rubilar about where external counsel add the most value and why the key to success is industry expertise, being able to stay ahead of trends and developments and the ability to prioritise the business’ strategic goals and priorities.

27 April 2023

Brigard Urrutia announces new managing partner

Colombian Elite firm Brigard Urrutia has appointed Carlos Fradique as its new managing partner, replacing outgoing Carlos Umaña.

13 April 2023

Full service or boutique? The pros and cons

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

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?

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

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

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