A decade since we began surveying Latin American firms on their pro bono practices, in this issue we reveal the degree to which pro bono has become ingrained in legal markets around the region. While challenges mean progress can be slow, the growing proliferation of clearinghouses spread across the region is connecting more and more disadvantaged populations with counsel.
Also in this issue, we hear why the growth of arbitration in Latin America presents an opportunity for third party funders to carve a role – as long as parties to a dispute can handle the novel concerns such financiers present.
Elsewhere, we hear from the president of law firm association CESA about a new project to address the lack of diversity in the Latin American legal profession and report from Latin Lawyer’s recent conferences: labour and employment in Miami and private equity in New York.
Finally, we hear why Brazil’s infrastructure sector may finally have turned a corner.
In this issue:
- The findings from Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s joint pro-bono survey
- How much pro-bono work are lawyers doing?
- How local clearing houses are taking pro-bono to the next level
- The leading firms whose pro-bono efforts stood out in 2016
Latin Lawyer’s 4th Annual Labour Conference roundup:
- Getting ready for the gig economy
- Double down on privacy law compliance
- Cultural resistance delaying impact of labour reforms
Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Private Equity Conference roundup:
- Corruption dampening PE-led infrastructure investment
- Private equity focusing on the long term
- Onerous regulation impeding PE leveraged buyouts
- Interested Third Party: The pros and cons of teaming up with a third-party financier
- Rightful Inclusion: An interview with Carlos José Santos da Silva of CESA.
- Back on Track: what companies can expect from Brazil’s updated public-private partnerships regime
- Deal Digest
- Community News