Latest issue of The Latin American Lawyer now online

The Latin American Lawyer provides the most relevant recent content in the industry, highlighting the value of lawyering in difficult times. Therefore, as in all our editions, we add content published daily on our website, including the most outstanding signings of the last few months in our On the move section.

Also, in our On the web sections, we present a compilation of major transactions in the Brazilian version, as well as operations related to the financing or purchase of renewable energy projects in the spanish version.

We dedicate both covers to two firms that are leading in their regions and celebrating anniversaries. On the one hand, TozziniFreire, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in our Portuguese version. We spoked with managing partner Fernando Eduardo Serec. Also, in our Spanish version, we talked to Santiago Carregal, chairman of Marval O’Farrell Mairal, a firm that celebrates its 100th anniversary in the Argentinean market.

We highlight the role of women in the workplace and, on the occasion of Mother’s Day, celebrated this month in most of Latin America, we analyse the current situation of maternity leave in Latin American countries. In addition, we highlight one of the programmes for new mothers in a firm, that of PPU in Colombia, and we approached partner Pamela Alarcón to elaborate on this.

We also emphasise the importance of women’s work in the legal sector and, for the second year in a row, we present a ranking of the most gender-diverse Latin American firms, where women form an important part of the partner and senior management teams.

In the Brazilian version, we also talked about the process of adaptation of companies and organisations to the General Data Protection Law (LGPD), which, this year, celebrates its fifth anniversary and continues to generate effective advances to the right to privacy.

Also in the Portuguese version, Tatiana Cappa Chiaradia, tax litigation partner at Cândido Martins Advogados, spoke about a recent decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF).

We travelled to Ecuador where, in the Spanish version of the magazine, we discussed the debate that the current president opened on the carrying of weapons by civilians. We spoke to Agustín Sánchez of Araque y Sánchez.

We cannot leave aside one of the most recent topics that call into question the adaptation of the legal market, Artificial Intelligence and Chat GPT. In the Portuguese version, we present an article on the new challenges that this topic presents to law firms.

In addition, we present an article from our group magazine, Iberian Lawyer, as well as an in-depth analysis of the use of compliance in Costa Rica, by the World Compliance Association. Last but not least, a new collaboration with InLaw Alliance, in which we will talk about different topics of Procedural Law and Business Law, this time, from Peru, Alberto J. Montezuma talks to us about dispute resolution.

The latest issue is available for free download here.

L Giselle Estrada