Tim Girven

Editor | Latin America

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Tim joined Legalease in late 2011 tasked with the challenge of launching Legal 500 Latin America.

Prior to his appointment as Editor, he had been working in Latin American legal market research for over 6 years, initially as a researcher and subsequently as a deputy editor.

Since his arrival he has overseen the first two editions of the guide and has also undertaken the inaugural GC Powerlist Latin America. He has personally researched many jurisdictions across the continent, particularly in the southern cone, and also has knowledge of the US market, ‘off shore’ jurisdictions and international practices.

Tim has been involved with Latin America for 25 years; he has a Masters in Latin American studies from the (then) Institute of Latin American Studies (today, Institute of the Americas) at the University of London, and undertook doctoral studies at Birkbeck College. Intermittently resident in Mexico during the 1990s, he has travelled extensively throughout the continent and regularly attends the IBAs bi-annual Latin American Regional forum.

Prior to entering the legal sector he worked as a bilingual news analyst, a university lecturer and as a freelance journalist. He recently co-edited The Football Crónicas, a collection of translated pieces on Latin American football produced as a charity product and timed to coincide with the Brazil World Cup.