Every law firm the world over feels the threat posed by non-conventional suppliers of legal services, but few know how to face it. For smaller jurisdictions, global law firms are an additional worry, as was voiced at a roundtable Latin Lawyer hosted recently in San José.
Some firms opt to protect their longevity by forging tighter links with firms in multiple jurisdictions, such as through membership of a global network. We carried out research into what in-house counsel really think of global networks, and found that, on the surface at least, clients are not overly enthusiastic.
Elsewhere in the magazine, we publish research by our sister publication, the Latin America Corporate Counsel Association, naming the law firms working with the largest companies operating in Latin America; we reveal the top postgraduate study destinations for Latin American lawyers, examine Brazil’s return to the IPO market; and look at what investors can lose from the NAFTA renegotiation.
In this magazine:
- United We Stand: Central America Roundtable
- Fighting Back: Making global networks work for clients
- Top Firms in the Region: Who represents Latin America’s biggest companies?
- Latin Lawyer’s LLM Survey: Which foreign institutions are Latin America’s business lawyers choosing for further study?
Echoes of the Boom:
- Part 1 – Examining the surge of Brazilian companies going public
- Part 2 – How to encourage small businesses to go public and the regulator’s role in the market
- Digging up roots: NAFTA renegotiation
- Deal Digest
- Community News