The path to net zero: the legal sector’s blueprint for climate leadership and competitive advantage

The path to net zero: the legal sector’s blueprint for climate leadership and competitive advantage

With a wave of environmental disclosure legislation on the horizon – CSRD, SECR, and many more – legal firms are filling a new niche: advising clients and organisations with sustainability compliance, greenwashing-proof marketing, and financial communications with new emissions line items. And more than ever, legal firms are recognising the need to implement their own …

The Brazilian legal market

The Brazilian legal market

In Brazil, in October 2023, according to data from the National Council of Justice, there were 84 million cases pending in the country’s courts. The Brazilian judiciary, for example, adjudicates, on average, four times more cases than similar institutions in European countries. Brazil has the highest number of lawyers per capita in the world. In …

US law firms in London must adapt their business strategy to account for new challenges and opportunities

US law firms in London must adapt their business strategy to account for new challenges and opportunities

On the face of it, things are going very well for US law firms in London. Last year, Cravath launched a London-based English law offering, Akin Gump’s London revenue jumped by 25% and Greenberg Traurig took on 15 new lawyers in London. While London will continue to provide opportunities for US law firms – due …

Independent transactions specialists

Independent transactions specialists

In conversation, we asked Daniel Jacob how Marriott Harrison is helping to bridge this gap working alongside international law firms to achieve their clients’ objectives What is Marriott Harrison’s position in the market? Our position as a leading London-based independent specialist for venture, growth equity, M&A, and buyout transactions has been earnt by our role …

Key developments in employment law in Mexico

Key developments in employment law in Mexico

Can you elaborate on the role of government agencies and oversight bodies in enforcing labour laws and social security regulations in Mexico? Agencies charged with enforcing labour and social security laws, are the Ministry of Labour (STPS), the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), and the National Workers’ Housing Fund Institute (INFONAVIT), through information requests, labour …

Q&A: What’s on the horizon for the Dominican Republic?

Q&A: What’s on the horizon for the Dominican Republic?

Gabriel Dejarden, member of the executive committee of ECIJA, discusses the legal trends in the Dominican Republic, and the firm’s role in Latin America What new legal trends or regulatory changes are you seeing emerge in the Dominican Republic? Firstly, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to engage with you and your …

A view from the Chilean legal market

A view from the Chilean legal market

Bofill Escobar Silva Abogados is a law firm with a decade-long history, comprised of attorneys renowned for their track record in resolving high-complexity domestic and international disputes. The firm is involved in several of the country’s most significant cases and holds a persistent presence across nearly every industry and sector of the economy. Our focus …

The Latin American startup industry

The Latin American startup industry

Mauricio Duarte from Legal Plus gives his insights into startups in Latin America, providing particular focus on the growing venture capital market in Guatemala Startup ecosystem in the region If you have heard of Duolingo, you might not know that the founder was born and raised in Guatemala. Like this successful company, there are multiple …