Good morning from Costa Rica, where The Latin American Lawyer and Iberian Lawyer are hosting our first arbitration masterclass in Central America (sold out!) and also attending the VIII International Arbitration Congress
In other news this week, Chadbourne and Norton Rose confirmed their merger is going ahead. The expanded entity will remain a verein with 52 offices globally. In Latin America, the new firm will have 5 offices across Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela.
Some recent market moves included Zang Bergel hiring an energy partner from Brons & Salas in Argentina, LatinAlliance adding a corporate partner from Romero Pineda in El Salvador and Miami boutique firm PAG launching an office in New York.
Meanwhile, PPU worked on the sale of Lewis Energy in Colombia and the securitization of Mega Plaza in Peru while Shearman & Sterling was instructed on Argentina´s sovereign debt issuance.
The Latin American Lawyer and Iberian Lawyer will be in Buenos Aires in March to cover the M&A in Latin America Conference of the IBA (info here) and to host our first Latin American Cafe in Argentina. Our event is by invitation only and will discuss challenges and opportunities on the quest for transparency and efficient due diligence in M&A in Latin America. If you are an in-house lawyer interesting in attending, please email us directly.
Editor – The Latin American Lawyer
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Avoiding risks when communicating with the board
Second part of the debate in Bogota which gathered leading inhouse and private practice lawyers in addition to board directors. Discussion included ways to avoid risk when implementing new technology and the need to professionalise the role of the board member with training and better remuneration. (video in Spanish only)
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