Spanish and Portuguese firms are making the most of their colonial past to expand internationally. Dominic Carman reports on the activities of some of the region's leading independent law firms
DAC Beachcroft opens Miami base to tap into Floridian insurance and reinsurance market and service Latin American network
Senior partner Nick Thomas says firm is looking to enhance its international network over the course of this year
Firm enters country through cooperation agreement
Bruno Soares had been set to jump to US firm Paul Hastings
Firm finds new partner in the Latin American country
Both firms have handed promotions to their London offices
Firm hires ExxonMobil Latin America counsel
Magic circle firm sees three Americas partners leave
Firm reports operating profit of £111m in 2013-14
Neil Hodge talks to offshore firms about the return to boom
Offshore lawyers on trends over the next 12 months
Increase comes as profit hit by aborted IT project cost
Public policy unit of transatlantic firm lands major mandate for nation state
Eversheds has launched alliance networks in Latin America and Asia Pacific, in an effort to formalise its relationships with firms across both regions.
A series of articles on how independent law firms can survive in an increasingly globalised legal market.
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Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are advising on Cable & Wireless Communications' (CWC) proposed acquisition of Latin American telecoms provider Columbus International for $1.85bn (£1.15bn).
Hogan Lovells has completed a merger with Mexican firm Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa (BSTL), following years of speculation regarding the firm's ambitions in the Americas.
Baker & McKenzie has taken the lead role for Alliance Boots on its £375m acquisition of two major retail pharmacy companies in Latin America.
Baker & McKenzie chairman Eduardo Leite has signalled his intention to remain in the role beyond the end of his term later this year.
Latham & Watkins has hired Shearman & Sterling partner Fernando Mantilla-Serrano to co-chair its global arbitration practice and boost its capabilities in Latin America.
Justin D'Agostino will have plenty on his plate when he formally takes over as Herbert Smith Freehills' (HSF) global dispute resolution head on 1 May.
Katten's Joshua Rubenstein on how lawyers are responding to the growth of cross-border Americas private client work