Whether the impact of artificial intelligence on global employment will be positive or negative is up for debate but it is universally accepted that AI is going to bring profound change to most areas of the world economy, the legal profession included. Therefore, Latin Lawyer and law firm consultant Adam Smith Esq. set out to find out if, and how, Latin American law firms are using AI, through a survey of the region’s leading players.
As 2017 concludes, we chart the lateral hiring trends around the region in our annual review. From the Argentine firms jostling for talent as the economy opens up, to the UK firms stepping up their regional footprint, we collate the top people moves of the year.
Elsewhere, we hear how Paraguay has passed a law eliminating bearer shares to make money laundering harder. We also publish a special piece to reflect on the unified, fast-moving response of Mexican lawyers after the country’s recent earthquake.
Finally, Latin Lawyer reports on its Global Anti-Corruption & Investigations Conference with sister title Global Investigations Review
In this magazine:
- The End is Nigh: Will Artificial Intelligence wipe out lawyers or improve their lot?
- 2017 in Review: The biggest lateral moves of the last 12 months
- Rapid Response Time: Mexico’s pro-bono lawyers move fast after the earthquake
- A Tougher Stance: Paraguay eliminates bearer shares
Latin Lawyer/GIR 4th Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations Conference roundup:
- Brazilian prosecutor on leniency deals: “we are part of the problem”
- Compliance programmes rise in Brazil, but quality is poor
Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit:
- Florida banking association head: “US the world’s biggest tax haven”
- Potential for BEPS compliance mismatch “a great concern”
- Deal Digest
- Community News
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