Rio de Janeiro was the place to be for the legal market in Latin America in March 2016. The Cidade Maravilhosa not only hosted the Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum Conference but was also the place for the fifth edition of The Latin American Cafe (See photos here)
Elsewhere, Cuatrecasas joined the fray for office space in Latin America announcing its new shop in Mexico City. It follows Garrigues´s launch in Chile by way of a merger with a local firm earlier in March. Earlier in the year Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría, the Iberian American law firm backed by Uría Menendez snapped up not one but two law firms in Lima to enter the Peruvian market. So far, so olé for Spanish law firms in Latin America.
In other news, Milbank was instructed on a 4G highway project finance in Colombia and Greenberg Traurig recruited two partners from DLA Piper while Tauil & Chequer Advogados boosted its capabilities in Rio de Janeiro with two new lawyers.
The Latin American Lawyer will be in New York in June, watch this space!
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