Opening a law firm during uncertain times might seem like a risky strategy, yet many lawyers took the bold decision to open a new office in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic. Latin Lawyer spoke to partners from some of the firms that launched over the last two years, learning about the importance of technology to overcome challenges, how to create a law firm culture whilst working from home as well as unexpected surprises from their opportunistic arrival into the market.
ESG is rising swiftly up the business agenda. It is now a non-negotiable aspect of running a law firm and its importance is only increasing. ‘It’s no longer a good-to-have. It’s a must-have for your business now’, says Hanim Hamzah, Co-Chair of the IBA Law Firm Management Committee and Regional Managing Partner of the ZICO Law Network in Singapore.
Brazil’s cryptoassets regulation bill, approved by the Senate (Senado Federal) and now under review by the House of
Representatives (Câmara dos Deputados), is expected to boost M&A deals involving cryptocurrency exchanges, according to industry sources, advisors, and lawyers.
Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho this week rebranded with a shortened name and a more modern aestheticin its website and marketing materials, the latest move the firm has made to compete on the internationallegal stage.
Approved on 15 March 2022, Anatel Resolution No. 749/2022 determines the assignment of specific numbers for telecoms services. The new resolution aims to ensure that current regulations keep up with the sector’s rapid technological development, especially with regard to the internet of things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions – ensuring compatibility, integrated operations and interconnection between networks.
In the year of its 30th anniversary, Mattos Filho unveiled its new visual and verbal identity with the idea of further conveying its core purpose as a law firm – to leverage its legal work to have a positive impact in Brazil.
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The boom of innovative transactions in 2021, such as IPOs and hybrid bond issuances, ensured that leading Latin American companies kept their external advisers on hand as they waded through an increasingly complex raft of legal matters.
Click to read the Latin Lawyer article. Partners: Paula Vieira e Fernando Dantas M. Neustein.