Latin Lawyer Q4 2019
In our last quarterly of 2019, we present the findings of Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s 2019 Pro Bono Survey. More firms are participating in the survey than ever and those participants are taking strides to adopt pro bono into the fabric of day-to-day working life. In doing so they are helping to grant access to justice to some of most vulnerable and marginalised members of society.
This year’s survey also documents the legal market’s response to an unprecedented era of mass migration in Latin America, fuelled largely by troubling circumstances in Venezuela and parts of Central America. Read on to find out what law firms are doing to help these migrants as they start new lives.
We also chart the extraordinary career of Paola Lozano, the recipient of our International Lawyer of the Year Award in 2019. Lozano was the first female partner from Latin America at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and continues to break the mould in her role as practice co-chair.
Ahead of Brazil’s data protection law coming into force, a roundtable of in-house counsel, data privacy officers and private practitioners told us how they stay compliant with data protection laws amid patchy enforcement in the region.
As of late 2019, Argentina has a new president, Alberto Fernández. But the country faces many of the same problems, including a heavy debt burden. We asked partners from Bomchil to talk us through the debt restructuring path Argentina may take in 2020.
Also in this issue, we consider how best to balance the often-divergent interests of companies and employees in government investigations into corruption and hear what Brazil is doing to regulate the medicinal cannabis market.
In this magazine:
Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s 2019 Pro Bono Survey
The migration train
Finding their voice
Leading by example
Rising from the ashes
- International lawyer of the year: Paola Lozano
- At a turning point
- Managing tension
- A new chapter in the same saga
- It’s time for Brazil to change its perception of medical cannabis