ALSP IN ARGENTINA - Alternative legal service provider UnitedLex is opening an office in Buenos Aires in a bid to better serve its global client base, many of whom have operations in Latin America, International’s Amy Guthrie reports.The office in Argentina, a country that has struggled under a series of profound economic crises in recent decades, will be the company’s third in the region. UnitedLex employs 40 people, combined, at offices in Mexico City and São Paulo. Initially, the Buenos Aires office will house regional UnitedLex executives and a team of contract management and automation professionals. The company anticipates that head count in Argentina will grow to 150 professionals in 2023. Martin Mengelle, UnitedLex’s vice president for Latin America, has relocated to Buenos Aires to oversee the operation. Mengelle’s career began in Buenos Aires as a senior lawyer at Argentine law firm Brons & Salas after he obtained a law degree from Universidad Católica Argentina, according to his LinkedIn profile. “The Buenos Aires office is a critical milestone as we expand into new markets that matter most to our global client base,” Mengelle said in a statement. “The investment in Argentina connects UnitedLex to a rich and diverse community of legal talent at a time when most organizations are facing both inflationary and employee retention challenges.”


“They are being ignored by the system.”