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Americas and Caribbean

Welcome to our Americas and Caribbean section. Here you will find links to the latest regional legal headlines and up and coming events, plus detailed information on the jurisdictions we are currently active in. 

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Register now for LexMex 2017

13 September 2017

LexMex returns to the Law Society on Thursday, 5th October.

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Consultation on rules for foreign lawyer admissions in Washington D.C.

26 July 2017

The D.C Bar’s Global Legal Task Force is recommending some changes to the rules for foreign lawyers wishing to be admitted in Washington D.C., and has issued a public consultation on its proposals.

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Deadline Extended: Join our Brazilian-British Lawyers' Exchange Programme 2017

23 January 2017

Apply now to take part in our Brazilian-British Lawyers’ Exchange Programme.The application window has been extended until Friday, 10th March 2017.

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Have your say on the modernisation of the EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement

17 January 2017

The European Commission’s DG Trade is consulting on the modernisation of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Mexico.

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Register now: Breaking into Latin America briefing

16 March 2017

Join us for a Latin America briefing in Birmingham on 20th April.

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ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting

23 February 2017

Join the Law Society at the ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting in Washington, DC.


Market visit to Latin America - Register now

17 January 2017

The British & Colombian Chamber of Commerce is organising a trade mission to Colombia, Peru and Chile.

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Lex Mex 2016

7 September 2016

The 5th annual Lex Mex event, organised by the Mexican Chamber of Commerce and The Law Society of England and Wales, will take place on Thursday, 29th September in Chancery Lane.

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    Legal life in... New York

    Stéphane Grynwajc, Managing Partner at The Law Office of S. Grynwajc, PLLC, shares his views about his legal life in New York.

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    Legal life in... California

    Alexandra Darraby, Principal of the Art Law Firm and a newly elected officer of the International Law Section of the State Bar of California, shares some perspectives on California.

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    Legal life in... Colombia

    Francisco Urrutia, Partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz and speaker at our Latin America Day for International Marketplace, shares his views about his legal life in Colombia.

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    Legal Life in... Costa Rica

    Carlos Francisco Camacho, Junior Partner at Arias & Muñoz and part of our Latin America delegation for International Marketplace, shares his views about his Legal life in Costa Rica.

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    Legal life in... Rio de Janeiro

    Jorge Eduardo Gouvêa Vieira partner at Escritório de Advocacia Gouvêa Vieira shares his views about his legal life in Rio de Janeiro

  • Legal life in… Panama

    Susana Reyes, partner at Morgan & Morgan in Panama, tells us about legal life in Panama. Susana was a panellist at our ‘Exploring new markets… Panama’ event on 10th November in London discussing opportunities for UK-Panama trade and investment.

  • Legal life in... Peru

    Eduardo Benavides from Berninzon & Benavides in Lima tells us about legal life in Peru and what opportunities there are for UK and Peruvian firms.

  • Legal life in… Chile

    Claire Rason from Morales & Besa in Santiago tells us about legal life in Chile and opportunities for UK firms in the market. Claire is a speaker at the Law Society’s International Marketplace conference on 9 July in London.

  • Legal Life in... Canada

    Amanda Hunter from Hicks Morley in Toronto tells us about legal life in Canada and what opportunities are there for co-operation with UK law firms. Amanda is a speaker at the Law Society’s International Employment conference on 14 October.

  • Legal life in... Argentina

    Pablo Ferraro-Mila is a partner at Argentine firm Gonzalez and Ferraro-Mila.

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Americas and the Caribbean

Join the International Division?

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The International Division is our exclusive membership service which provides law firms, in-house legal teams and legal practitioners with the contacts, tools, profile and latest market intelligence to develop international links and thrive in the global marketplace.

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Your contacts for this region are Ben Stevenson and David McNaught

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International Policy Adviser: Americas and Caribbean

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International Policy Assistant: Americas, Africa and the Middle East