Latin American law firms resemble the so-called «Big Law" of the United States. As a result, this book uses the term “Big Law" to also refer to the Latin American firms that share those same features. The chapters that comprise this volume address the evolution and recent changes affecting the corporate legal sector providers in the selected countries, taking into account their specific social, political, and economic context.
The research presented here is drawn from a combination of interview and quantitative data, historical records, and other sources, which enabled the authors to paint a dense and contextualized sketch of the corporate legal services sector, and more generally about the legal profession of each country. This book covers the majority of countries in Latin America. It includes studies about countries ranging from the main economies like Brazil and Mexico to smaller ones like Nicaragua. This book also includes a chapter on Spain, given the strong historical, economic and political ties between Latin America and Spain, and the recent expansion of Spanish law firms into Latin America. This book pays special attention to the heightened interaction between Spanish and Latin American enterprises and their lawyers during recent times.
- Corporate lawyers,
- multinational corporations
Manuel A. Gómez & R. Pérez-Perdomo, Corporate Lawyers and Multinational Corporations in Latin America and Spain: 1990-2015, in BIG LAW IN LATIN AMERICA AND SPAIN 3, 23 (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2018) (ebook).