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After the end of Pride month, this time we focus on highlighting the injustices still faced by the LGBTQ+ community in Latin America and the struggles they are fighting for. We dedicate the Spanish cover to highlight the rights they are deprived of, as well as their achievements on constitutional issues around LatAm.
Along the same line, in the Portuguese version, we compiled an article on Pride Day in Brazil, as well as data on the LGBTQ+ population and their inclusion in the labour market.
The Brazilian cover is dedicated to the interview we had with Roberto Quiroga, managing partner and one of the founders of the renowned firm Mattos Filho, which is celebrating 30 years of its foundation. In addition to the following actions and goals of the firm, Roberto shared his professional career and personal challenges at a professional level.
Also, in the Spanish version we also recognise the Chilean firm Carey, regarding the almost 10 years of its Desk in China and the recent incorporation of Juan Pablo Qin to this team. We spoke with both Juan Pablo and partner Alberto Cardemil about the impact this project has had on trade relations between the Asian country and Chile, as well as the differences and similarities between the two regions and their plans for the rest of 2022.
Another firm about which we were able to delve deeper into its organisation was Baker McKenzie Colombia, specifically the M&A team, thanks to the interview we had with Andrés Crump, one of the practice’s leading partners. We were also able to discuss one of the most relevant transactions of recent months in the Colombian country, the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Grupo Orbis by the Dutch company Akzo Nobel Coatings.
Following the line of important operations, in both versions we present our On the Web section, where, in the Portuguese version we compiled the transactions that mobilised billionaire amounts of capital, while in the Spanish version we focused on transactions that appeal to a better future and sustainability. In addition, in both versions we present a compilation of the most recent signings in the region.
In this issue we also feature an article on the New Legal Framework for Change and how it increases the competitiveness of the economy, and another on Brazil’s National Data Protection Authority (ANPD), which was transformed into a special autarchy, both in the Portuguese version.
We also talked about a constitutional change, this time in Ecuador, on the inclusion of wild animals as subjects of law. To delve deeper into the subject, we interviewed Heka Law partner and constitutional lawyer María Cristina Serrano.
In both versions, we provide a summary of the events held at the Legalcommunity week, organised by the LC Publishing Group in Milan. The events, which took place between 13 and 17 June, welcomed more than 5,500 participants, 150 speakers, 30 events and 55 partners who met to discuss the latest industry issues. In the Spanish version, we have also added a summary of the roundtable: “The narrative of war and the new world order”.
Last but not least, we continue to learn about the use of compliance from the World Compliance Association, in this edition with a special focus on Guatemala.
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