Attitude is Altitude

An interview with Latham Watkins' Juan Picon by Lauren Biszewski, Esq.   Why did you decide to work for Latham & Watkins at this particular time?  My decision to leave DLA was very difficult, particularly as I was only 2 years into my first term as global co...

Women In Law – Latin America

An interview with Hilti Head of Legal and Compliance Latam Maria Gabriela Saadi by Mariana Dardengo. The issue of gender progression in the legal profession has always been a hot topic, with the noticeable lack of women in senior roles never far from the headlines....

Dramatic Transformation for the Energy Market in Mexico

Since Mexico opened its energy sector in 2013 and allowed foreign investment for the first time in 80 years, the entire industry has experienced a dramatic transformation. For oil and gas, the bidding rounds have continued apace since the first round back in July 2015 and just a few days ago Mexico announced its tenth tender. Overall, these tenders have been remarkably transparent and professional, and after a few initial logistics hiccups, the government was able to work the kinks out of the new system.

Argentina’s Capital Markets climate remains strong

An interview with Shearman & Sterling Counsel Alejandro Gordano Can you discuss the current climate of capital markets activity in Latin America? Shearman & Sterling's Latin American capital markets practice has been very busy with activity throughout the...

Backlogs in Europe lead to more ADR

As litigation lags ADR experts are pushing for greater adoption of mediation. In some European countries litigation can take a decade Interview with Alexander Oddy, partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP By Ellen Hayes Alexander Oddy was instrumental in putting together...

Running with the bulls

Economic conditions and the political environment have not negatively affected the interests of international legal firms in Spain. And that is good news for clients. The International Bar Association's week-long conference in Vienna last fall highlighted that legal...

Can mediation take hold in Europe?

With the exclusion of fraud, proponents say most civil cases can be mediated Interview with Alexander Oddy, partner, Herbert Smith Freehills By Lauren Biszewski, Esq. A how did you get involved with the CPR (Institute for Conflict & Resolution) mediation guide?...

Can crisis in Brazil create opportunity?

Interview by Ellen Hayes with Rafael Baleroni, partner at Souza Cescon in Brazil It's no secret that Brazil is grappling with the severe consequences of its political and economic chaos. As the world's 7th  largest economy and a country flush with tremendous natural...

In to Africa: the next big emerging market

An interview with Michael Tétreault Schilling of ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm By Julia Foresman To learn more about what is happening on the ground in Africa we interviewed Africa expert Michael Tétreault Schilling, an executive at ENSafrica in Mauritius to...

Expanding Dentons’ vision in Latin America

by Lauren Biszewski, Esq. The strong upward momentum of Latin American economies presents public and private companies with tremendous opportunities. To that end, Dentons is counting on Jorge Alers to lead the way. Alers was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Latin...

Improved banking practices make Mexico a target for foreign investment

Interview by Lauren Biszewski, Esq. Principal Consultant, US & Latin America From microfinance to bank mergers, much is happening in Mexico to make the country a better target for foreign investment. To get a clearer picture, we spoke with Jones Day Partners...

TMT in Mexico still faces short-term obstacles

An interview with DLA Piper Mexico City Partner, Eduardo Gallastegui Interview by Lauren Biszewski, Esq. Principal Consultant, US & Latin America What are some of the biggest challenges facing the TMT (technology media, telecom) sector in Mexico? The main...

Mexico banking reforms take shape, albeit slowly

Interview with Vincente Corta Fernández, a partner with White and Case Mexico City Interview by Lauren Biszewski, Esq. Principal Consultant, US & Latin America What are some of the biggest challenges facing the banking & finance sectors in Mexico? Capital...

A look at ADR in Mexico

An interview with Hogan Lovells, BSTL, Partner Eduardo Siqueiros By Ellen Hayes and Lauren Biszewski Briefly describe your work in alternative dispute resolution. How are resolving disputes between two Mexican parties different than resolving international disputes?...

Hungary holds out hope for more private equity investment

In the beginning of the new millennium, Central and Eastern Europe experienced a steady flow of increased foreign direct investment (FDI). In the five years between 2003 and 2008 there was nearly a EURO 2 billion increase of FDI in the region. Hungary was one of the...
Offshore firms adapt to a changing world

Offshore firms adapt to a changing world

Despite hardship and a bad image since the economic crisis, offshores say there is a greater commitment to transparency. Conjuring up images of seaside bungalows, warm tropical breezes and bronzed skin unkissed by the visible stress of billable hours, the world of...

Running with the bulls

Running with the bulls

Economic conditions and the political environment have not negatively affected the interests of international legal firms in Spain. And that is good news for clients. The International Bar Association's week-long conference in Vienna last fall highlighted that legal...

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