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Latest issue of The Latin American Lawyer now online

The latest issue of The Latin American Lawyer brings the most current and relevant content of the last few months. As usual, in both versions we present our On the move section, dedicated to highlighting the most important and recent transfers and movements.

On the other hand, in our usual On the web section, both in the Portuguese and Spanish versions, we highlight M&A transactions, where, in this last mentioned version, we focus on strong alliances and mergers of companies.

Also recognising the importance of unity is strength, we reached out to Marcelo Armas, the new executive secretary of the Pacific-wide network of firms, Affinitas. In this interview we talk about Marcelo’s career and the future of this alliance of law firms.

Following this line, we dedicate the Brazil cover to another strong union, in this case that of Sergio Bronstein, Eduardo Zilberberg, Pedro Chueiri and Guilherme Potenza, founding partners of the firm BZCP, today a leading venture capital firm. We talk about the history of the firm, their upcoming projects and the challenges they have faced in this exclusive interview.

For the cover page in Spanish, we analyse the firms behind the largest companies in Spanish-speaking Latin America, listing the firms that have advised these companies in recent years.

We return to Brazil where we dedicate an article to CVM Resolution 39, and how this new regulation will allow Fiagros to apply resources in Brazilian agribusiness after the acquisition of different assets. This is explained by some prominent lawyers.

Also, in this same version, we give more details on the announcement of the new Growth Acceleration Programme (PAC) and the different ways to determine the “green” hydrogen, impacting various projects in the country. For this, we have the words of TozziniFreire partners Karin Yamauti Hatanaka, Ana Carolina Calil and Vera Kanas.

In addition, we also discuss the proposed model for reducing the working day to 4 days, leaving 3 days off, which has been the cause of much debate in recent months. Labour lawyers Érika Seddon, partner at Mattos Filho Advogados, and Ivan Lima of Demarest tell The Latin American Lawyer their perspectives on this proposal.

In the Spanish version we highlight social initiatives, so we take a closer look at the social reintegration project for released ex-prisoners in Uruguay between FERRERE and DINALI, which will provide free advice to this sector of the population. We interviewed the project’s lead partners Agustín Mayer and Sebastián Ramos.

We also talked a little about the difficult situation regarding the migration crisis in Costa Rica, where, thanks to the words of Joaquín Acuña, partner and head of the Migration Department of BDS Asesores, we understood more fully the causes and possible solutions to the “national emergency” they are facing.

As usual, we also presented an article from the group’s Iberian magazine, Iberian Lawyer, on the interesting synergy between art and the legal profession.

Finally, we continue to learn about the use of compliance in Colombia, thanks to our collaboration with the World Compliance Association. In addition, Odette Meneses of InLaw Alliance of Firms presents an article on Family Offices in Chile.

The latest issue is available for free download here.

L Giselle Estrada