Latin Lawyer Q2 2019
From the financing of Bogotá’s inaugural metro line, to the first Latin American biotech company to list on the New York Stock Exchange, to the culmination of the largest private sector bankruptcy in Latin American history, the winners of Latin Lawyer’s 13th Annual Awards showcased the ever-deepening complexity of dealmaking in the region. We share pictures from the night and publish the full list of winners in this issue.
One of the night’s winners was Italian utilities company Enel’s purchase of Eletropaulo, the first successful hostile takeover in Brazil. On these pages, we consider what makes public M&A deals like Enel’s such a rarity in Latin America.
Our awards ceremony also recognises the achievements of individuals. José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz won the Law Firm Leader of the Year Award for his forward-thinking approach to law firm management, which has helped position Mattos Filho as a role model for growth in the region.
Latin Lawyer Elite firms lead the way both on account of the excellent work they do for clients, but also because they invest significant time and effort into maintaining their competitive edge. Each year we research the firms that fit this bill, evaluating them in core metrics to establish a list of 40 firms at the top of their game. The 2019 Latin Lawyer Elite firms are published here, accompanied by a look at what they are doing to assure their longevity.
Also in this issue, panellists at Latin Lawyer-GAR Live 3rd Annual Arbitration Summit reveal why investor-state arbitration is here to stay.
In this magazine:
Law Firm Leader of the Year
Mattos Filho’s José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz
Latin Lawyer Awards
Deal of the Year Awards and individual accolades
How the leading firms in Latin America are tackling partner succession
Family owners and nascent capital markets mean public M&A deals are rare - but is that set to change?
Here to stay
Despite the threat of nationalism, investment arbitration is standing the test of time in Latin America
- Movers and shakers
- Latin Lawyer Live Project Finance
- Latin Lawyer Live Capital Markets