Colombia

Gómez-Pinzón and Castro Leiva close PE toll road buy

Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados has helped private equity fund Ashmore purchase a toll road concessionaire for US$42 million.

EY and Norton Rose close Cargill Colombian expansion

Ernst & Young’s Bogotá office has helped US food exporter Cargill purchase Colombian chicken producer Pollos El Bucanero.

Associate viewpoint

Juan David Velasco of Posse Herrera Ruiz talks about the importance of ethical practice, relaxing on the green and navigating Colombia’s labyrinthine tax code

Making an impact

Clearing houses across the region are putting high-impact projects at the top of their agenda because they can bring about systemic change. Rosie Cresswell asks how law firms can maximise the results of their pro bono projects

Partners from minority groups still lack ‘critical mass’ to boost diversity

Leading law firms in Latin America and the US have had some success in increasing diversity among their rank and file, but a lack of leadership from an overwhelmingly white, male partnership in most firms is still preventing many women and lawyers from different ethic and socio-economic backgrounds from reaching the top positions, according to delegates at a diversity and inclusion conference at the New York City Bar Association earlier this week.

Insight

Reference

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Construction 2016

Peru

Claudia Lucena, Isabel Lira Miro Quesada, Daniel Corzo Simons and Luis Paz Maury

Miranda & Amado Abogados

Brazil

Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla and Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri

LO Baptista

Guides

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment

Foreword

Anthony S Harrington

Albright Stonebridge Group

Introduction

Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press

Hogan Lovells LLP