Latin Lawyer January/February 2016
Maintaining a market-leading position is no small feat, particularly in today’s fast-changing world of globalisation and cost-conscious clients. The firms at the top are there thanks to a lot more than good luck: their leaders have invested considerable time, money and thought into how to stay ahead of rivals. Seizing on the success of their endeavours in a bid to drive the discussion forward, we have created the Latin Lawyer Elite, profiling a group of leading Latin American law firms.
Through this project, we hope to raise the standards across the Latin American legal profession by producing high-level content that helps firms identify their best fit in this changing market and find ways to add value, by drawing on the experiences of those who are at the top of their game. In this issue of the magazine, we launch the project and profile the Elite group of firms based on research culminating in 2015.
Elsewhere in this issue, we identify key legal developments to watch out for in 2016 in the region’s larger economies and ask what the future holds for the crisis-stricken Brazilian oil and gas industry. Trade lawyers in the US also examine the Trans-Pacific Partnership and consider how the trade pact will create a divide between signatories and non-signatories in Latin America.
In this magazine:
- Defining Leadership: The launch of the Latin Lawyer Elite
- Looking Ahead: Trends to watch out for in 2016
- Taking stock in Rio: What now for oil and gas lawyers?
- Taking Sides: Will the TPP divide the region?
- Changing the Rules: Getting regulatory support for BCI’s Miami buy
Latin Lawyer’s 3rd Annual Regional Project Finance Summit:
- LatAm political risk diminishes as governments embrace PPPs
- Currency risk casts pall over LatAm project finance
- Deal Digest
- Community News