What does it take to be one of Latin America’s top law firms? Our annual list of Latin Lawyer Elite firms profiles those outfits that we consider to be among the region’s very crème de la crème based on the analysis of five main criteria: service offer, institutional strength, international outlook, financial health and social responsibility. To make the cut, firms must not provide their clients with exemplary legal work and access to broad, international networks, but also demonstrate a genuine commitment to increasing diversity and promoting other activities in the public interest, such as pro bono.
Elsewhere in the magazine, we profile BLP managing partner Luis Castro, who won this year’s Latin Lawyer Law Firm Leader of the Year Award, about the transformation of his humble, seven-lawyer boutique into Costa Rica’s largest firm and one of the leading regional players in Central America.
We also report of the rapid development and the challenges that remain for law firms competing in Argentina’s legal market a year-and-half after the election of a new pro-business government, and interview an associate at one of the country’s leading firms about some of the lessons he has learned since becoming the first member of his family to enter the legal profession.
Finally, we report from the first Latin Lawyer-GAR Live Arbitration Summit on why calculating damages remains one of the toughest parts of a case and consider how important public law experience is in investor-state cases.
In this magazine:
- The Latin Lawyer Elite 2017
- Law Firm Leader of the Year: Luis Castro, BLP
- Strength in Numbers: The creative ways Argentinian firms are maintaining headcount
- Associate Viewpoint: Daniel Levi, Estudio Beccar Varela
Latin Lawyer/GAR Arbitration Summit roundup:
- Setting a date… or not?
- Public Law or Commercial Core
- Deal Digest
- Community News