Latin Lawyer May 2016
Jorge Carey, winner of Latin Lawyer’s 2016 lifetime achievement award, has had an illustrious career in which he has not only trailblazed the concept of institutionalisation in Chile’s legal market, but been on hand for some of the most important developments in the country’s recent history. In a frank interview in this magazine, he talks about life in Chile’s largest law firm and his relationships with past and present world leaders.
Elsewhere in this issue, we weigh up the pros and cons of lateral hires as a way to achieve growth. More and more firms are doing it, but the success rate is surprisingly low. Law firm leaders talk about how to reduce the risk of failure.
We also profile the Latin American team at Paul Hastings LLP, who speak about their desire to replicate their success in Mexico in Brazil now they have opened up in Sao Paulo and added a project finance component to their offering.
Also in this magazine, we hear how the renewables sector is heating up in Mexico and potential options for distressed companies in Venezuela in the absence of a viable local restructuring law as the country’s economic crisis worsens.
Finally, law firms contributing to a report on the resurgence in the use of criminal defamation law to silence critical journalists across the Americas discuss how the use of tough penalties is damaging freedom of speech in the region.
In this magazine:
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Jorge Carey
- Replicating Success: Can Paul Hasting build up a strong market share in Brazil?
- Do the Numbers add up?: Weighing up the pros and cons of lateral hires
- Renewals in Mexico: A quiet revolution
- Enforcing Silence: The rise of criminal penalties to silence journalists in the Americas
- Restructuring Resources: Options for distressed companies in Venezuela
- The Rise of the FIBRA E: Mexican infrastructure’s newest financial aid
- Deal Digest
- Community News