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Quotas are essential to curb the gender gap, say labour panellists

Quotas are essential to curb the gender gap, say labour panellists

17 October 2017

Gender quotas are necessary to improve equality and overcome bias in the workplace, but they must be used as part of a wider programme that encourages cultural and institutional change, agreed an all-female panel at the 4th Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held in Miami on 26 September.

Colombian liquidator seeks Miami recognition over alleged Ponzi scheme

Colombian liquidator seeks Miami recognition over alleged Ponzi scheme

17 October 2017

The Colombian liquidator of a group of companies that allegedly defrauded investors out of US$220 million has asked a Miami court to grant Chapter 15 recognition to Colombian insolvency proceedings for the wife of its former director, after officials in the country linked her to the Ponzi scheme. 

Posse Herrera helps Colombian infrastructure company issue bonds

16 October 2017

Posse Herrera Ruiz has provided local counsel to Colombian infrastructure company Odinsa for its issuance of bonds worth 400 billion Colombian pesos (around US$135 million).

IFC issues debt under new Colombian regulations

10 October 2017

Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados has helped the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) issue bonds worth 33.7 billion Colombian pesos (US$11.6 million).

Corruption dampening PE-led infrastructure investment, say panel

Corruption dampening PE-led infrastructure investment, say panel

09 October 2017

Despite laudable government efforts to plug Latin America’s infrastructure gap, corruption issues are derailing many private equity investments, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Private Equity Conference, held in New York a week ago.

IFC invests in Colombian healthcare

IFC invests in Colombian healthcare

29 September 2017

The offices of Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados in Bogotá and Shearman & Sterling LLP in London have helped the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) make an indirect equity investment in Colombian pharmaceutical company Procaps.

Goldman Sachs, IFM and Carlyle added to Latin Lawyer’s private equity conference

Goldman Sachs, IFM and Carlyle added to Latin Lawyer’s private equity conference

26 September 2017

Latin Lawyer's upcoming 8th annual private equity conference, to be held on Friday in New York, will feature speakers from Goldman Sachs, IFM Investors, The Carlyle Group and the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA), as well as private practitioners from the US and across Latin America.

US glass maker gets multijurisdictional credit line

18 September 2017

Miranda & Amado Abogados in Lima and Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas in Bogotá have helped specialty glass producers American Glass Products (AGP) obtain an US$85 million loan from Credit Suisse.

Discounted tickets to Latin Lawyer's private equity conference available until Friday

Discounted tickets to Latin Lawyer's private equity conference available until Friday

11 September 2017

An early booking rate for tickets to Latin Lawyer's upcoming 8th annual private equity conference, to be held later this month in New York, expires on Friday.

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

Programme for Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Tax Summit now online

06 September 2017

The complete programme for Latin Lawyer's 2nd Annual Tax Summit has been announced.