Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: New opportunities in a changing scenario

15 Mar - 17 Mar 2017

Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center

Session information

Simultaneous Sessions - Law firm management: innovation in legal industry
Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center


Corporate Law Section (Lead)
Corporate and M&A Law Committee (Lead)
Latin American Regional Forum (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Regional Fora (Lead)
Regional Fora (Lead)


Can innovation be expected in the business of law firms? Innovation has probably been the hottest topic in management during the last decade. However, it seems like an insignificant matter for most lawyers compared with their clients’ legal issues. How can innovation help or complicate business for lawyers? In light of constant changes in business, can lawyers continue to be resistant to change and innovation? Session Co-Chairs Jaime Fernandez Madero, Fernandez Madero Consulting, Buenos Aires; Conference Coordinator, IBA Law Firm Management Committee Fernando Pelaez-Pier, FPelaez Consulting, Caracas and Miami; IBA Honorary Life Member of Council and Association Speakers Martin Acero, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria, Bogota Mariano Batalla, Batalla Salto Luna, San Jose; Website and Communications Officer, IBA Law Firm Management Committee Jaime Carey, Carey, Santiago; Chair, IBA Legal Practice Division Nicolas Herrera Guyer & Regules, Montevideo Hermann J Knott, Luther, Cologne; Council Member, IBA Section on Public and Professional Interest Patricia Menendez-Cambo, Greenberg Traurig, Miami, FL; ViceChair, IBA Women Lawyers’ Interest Group Tony Williams, Jomati Consultants, London

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Jaime Fernandez Madero Fernandez Madero Consulting, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Conference Coordinator, Law Firm Management Committee
Fernando Pelaez-Pier LexLatin, Miami, Florida, USA; Honorary Life Member of IBA Council and Association


Martin Acero Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria Spa, Bogota, Colombia
Mariano Batalla Alta Batalla, San Jose, Costa Rica; Website and Communications Officer, Law Firm Management Committee
Jaime Carey Carey y Cia, Santiago, Chile; LPD Chair, LPD Officers
Nicolas Herrera Guyer & Regules, Montevideo, Uruguay
Hermann Knott Dr. Hermann Knott, Cologne, Germany; Member, Law Firm Management Committee Advisory Board
Patricia Menendez Cambo PMC Capital Partners, Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Senior Vice Chair, Women Lawyers' Committee
Anthony Williams Jomati Consultants LLP, London, England