Work Area: Law Department Management

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

Gómez-Pinzón elects new managing partner

Colombian Elite firm Gómez-Pinzón has announced that Mauricio Piñeros has replaced José Luis Suárez as its managing partner.

30 January 2023

Cuatrecasas nabs M&A partner from Gómez-Pinzón

Cuatrecasas (Colombia) has added firepower to its corporate and M&A team by hiring a partner from Gómez-Pinzón, while its managing partner – Manuel Quinche – has been appointed to the Iberian firm’s renewed board of directors.

04 January 2023

Compass Group hires legal director for Chile

Food services multinational Compass Group has hired Felipe Barrera as the company’s new legal director in Chile. He speaks to LACCA about the legal team’s key role in facilitating the company’s successful operations and why a deep understanding of the business is key.

19 December 2022

Embraer GC: compliance procedures are protecting the business

The top lawyer at Brazilian plane maker Embraer described how its compliance controls protected the company after planned sales to a troubled airline fell through.

19 December 2022

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