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Demarest hires Cuatrecasas’ Hernández

Friday, 1 July

Brazil’s Demarest Advogados is announcing today the addition of Andoni Hernández as a foreign consultant, who joins from the São Paulo office of Iberian firm Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira – a rare lateral hire of a non-Brazilian trained lawyer by a local firm.

Clifford Chance recruits from Simpson Thacher

Friday, 1 July

Janet Whittaker, a former legal counsel at ICSID, has joined the US partnership of Clifford Chance LLP in Washington, DC, after over a decade at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Zelle LLP opens insurance practice in Miami, looks to LatAm

Friday, 1 July

Anaysa Gallardo and Daniel Baron
Minneapolis-headquartered Zelle LLP has made a double lateral hire to open an insurance-focused office in Miami that will target Latin America.

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The gender gap - Why aren't there more women partners?

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Gender diversity in the workplace is a hot topic globally in a variety of industries, not least the legal profession. Across Latin America, women in law are invited to events catering to their career development with greater frequency, while firms are discussing how to reduce the attrition rate of senior female lawyers and implementing policies designed to allow lawyers to manage responsibilities at home and at work. Yet our latest research suggests the number of female partners in Latin American firms has not risen in the last three years, while there is still a glaring absence of women leading law firms in most markets.

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