Letter from… Latin America: Blood vs bureaucracy – market forces weigh on Latam counsel

Letter from… Latin America: Blood vs bureaucracy – market forces weigh on Latam counsel

‘In the blacksmith’s house, the knives are made of wood’ – a common saying in Central America, which encapsulates an enduring truth across legal markets in the region: for all the formal education, technical nous and practical experience that resides with their partners, firms often fail to apply the same focus they afford their clients …

Latam briefing: Garrigues extends local network, foreign players continue push and Brazil leader secures antitrust coup

Latam briefing: Garrigues extends local network, foreign players continue push and Brazil leader secures antitrust coup

Market developments around the region continue apace: in the Dominican Republic, where the recent tie-up between Squire Saunders and Patton Boggs will be particularly felt (the former Squire Sanders, Peña Prieto & Gamundi was a key market player), further movement has seen the departures of Marielle Garrigó and Fabiola Medina (from Pellerano & Herrera and …