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New doping division at Rio Olympics

Thursday, 28 July

For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is to be in charge of doping-related disputes as a first-instance authority – and has formed a new anti-doping division to handle them.

Orrick fortifies Houston office

Thursday, 28 July

US firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired a lawyer from Mayer Brown LLP in Houston, six months after it opened in the Texan city with a series of high-profile hires.

Brown Rudnick LatAm arbitration lawyer heads to boutique

Thursday, 28 July

The US arbitration boutique formerly known as Gomm & Smith has hired Brown Rudnick LLP partner and Argentina’s former ICSID liaison officer, Ignacio Torterola, and rebranded as GST LLP.

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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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