Latin Lawyer Q3 2018
This year Latin Lawyer celebrates its 20th anniversary. Two decades ago, the first copies of the Latin Lawyer 250 were distributed in a Caracas hotel convention hall – and the rest is history. Much has changed since then. With the launch of various new projects – largely fuelled by Latin American firms’ changing attitudes towards marketing – Latin Lawyer is a different animal to the one it once was. And there have been internal changes too over the years. This year, I became editor of Latin Lawyer, a role I am very much looking forward to exploring.
As the brand continues to evolve, what we hope has endured is the strength of our relationship with the Latin American legal community. It is a source of great pride to everyone at Latin Lawyer that many of you have fond memories of working with us over the years. None of what we do would be possible without the support and attention of our readers, for which we are very thankful.
To chart some of the most striking transformations that the Latin American legal market has undergone in the past 20 years, we asked leading members of the profession to recount their personal experiences of the key changes that have shaped their practices.
Latin Lawyer’s longevity has afforded us perspective to recognise the leading firms in the market. We assembled partners from Latin Lawyer Elite firms at a meeting in São Paulo to discuss the critical issues facing market leaders today.
In this issue, we also speak to Marcela Hughes, winner of our Lifetime Achievement Award; consider the risk US sanctions pose to Latin American companies amid a potential rise in enforcement activity; and think about partner retirement.
In this magazine:
- Latin Lawyer at 20
- Paradigm shifts
- Latin Lawyer Elite leadership report
- Lifetime Achievement
- Movers and shakers
- Latin Lawyer Live Oil and Gas
- Latin Lawyer – GRR Live Restructuring