Client View Latin America

Client View Latin America (10)

Law firms are like a company’s ‘family doctor’, with knowledge of its track record, strengths and weaknesses, which enables them to provide emergency attention, according to César Alejandro Villegas Ávila, Acciona’s legal director for Mexico and the Caribbean.
When it comes to outsourcing work to external law firms, “there are certain ‘soft skills’ that bring added value to the relationship, and which are much appreciated by in-house lawyers,” according to Intercorp Peru’s associate general counsel José Enrique Frías Amat y León.
Multinational companies require counsel that can work across multiple jurisdictions, but which can be complicated in Latin America, where there are many legal discrepancies from market to market, according to the regional counsel at German global pharmaceutical giant Merck.
TransCanada’s senior legal counsel for Mexico and Latin America, Moisés Hernández, talks about the challenges and complexities of negotiating the legal hurdles for the construction of natural gas pipelines in Mexico.
While local firms can offer great insights on local legislation, international firms are often the better option when it comes to matters of international finance, says Renzo J. Salazar Vallejo.
Given the raft of changes to tax and financial laws in Colombia, clients will benefit from the advice from knowledgeable local law firms, argues Apiros legal director Juan Pablo García Henao.

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Total Systems Services head of legal Sergio López Fernández says it is vital that external legal services providers perform tasks in the timeframe set by the company
ivan a sandoval webA law firm’s market reputation, as well as its track record and ‘exisiting connections’ are key considerations when Colgate-Palmolive Company chooses external advisers, says Iván A. Sandoval
Banco Macro Ma Jose PerezArgentina’s Banco Macro selects law firms based on a range of criteria including level of expertise, experience and responsiveness, says head of legal María José Van Morlegan
Marisol González, Latin America general counsel at L’Oréal, says law firms should not over commit themselves “just for the sake of keeping us as clients”

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