Editor's Letter

Welcome to the 2022 special edition of the Latin America Elite, which aims to provide our global audience with local perspectives on an array of markets across Latin America. Our Q&As with managing partners and senior lawyers provide illuminating insights into major developments across the region as we consider firms’ innovative approaches to new ways of working, how Covid-19 has impacted business, and projections for future growth in major markets.

We’ve partnered with a number of key firms across EMEA, including local independent powerhouses, global firms active in major markets, and standout boutiques. Our thanks to all firms that have supported us in this endeavour – we hope you enjoy the finished product!

Interview with… Joel Luís Thomaz Bastos, partner, Thomaz Bastos, Waisberg, Kurzweil Sociedade de Advogados

What are the biggest challenges facing the Brazilian legal market in the next 12 months? I believe there are number of challenges the market will be facing, especially given the upcoming elections and world events (the war in Ukraine, the lingering effects of the pandemic etc.). Chief among these difficulties I think will be inflation …

Interview with… Roberto Pereira, Benites, Vargas & Ugaz Abogados

What are the biggest challenges facing Peru’s legal market in the next 12 months? I believe that the ability to adapt and respond quickly and efficiently to the demands of changing services, which are increasingly characterized by their multidisciplinarity, the incorporation of new technologies and contexts of institutional instability due to the impact of internal …

Interview with… Nestor Loizaga, partner, Ferrere

What are the biggest challenges facing Paraguay’s legal market in the next 12 months? The biggest challenges that the legal market will face in the next months are potential opportunities of investment in the infrastructure area with participation of foreign investors. Talent retention also will be a challenge. Do you consider sustainability credentials important to …