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

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

09 June 2017

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.

Ecuador’s first mining project finance

Ecuador’s first mining project finance

08 June 2017

Norton Rose Fulbright in Ottowa and Lexim Abogados in Quito have helped Aurelian Ecuador obtain up to US$450 million in project financing from private equity lenders to fund its exploitation of the Fruta del Norte mining project, in the first ever project finance deal to take place in Ecuador’s mining sector.

Ecuador set to terminate bilateral investment treaties

Ecuador set to terminate bilateral investment treaties

09 May 2017

As it prepares for a change of president, the Ecuadorean government has said it will cancel all 12 of its remaining bilateral investment treaties (BITs) – ostensibly as part of a plan to renegotiate the agreements on more favourable terms.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Ecuador

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Ecuador

05 April 2017

Latin Lawyer continues with its run-through of the region’s leading law firms in Latin America, as analysed in the 19th edition of Latin Lawyer 250. Today’s focus is Ecuador.

Multiple firms in Unicomer US$350 million bond offer

05 April 2017

Twelve firms have helped Salvadorean retailer Unicomer issue bonds worth US$350 million.

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

04 April 2017

A civil and economic rights group established by The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice has launched an anti-corruption initiative that will organise private practice lawyers across the Americas to support government efforts to crack down on corruption.

Ferrere replaces Andrés Cerisola

Ferrere replaces Andrés Cerisola

30 March 2017

IP partner Agustín Mayer is to replace Andrés Cerisola as managing partner of regional Latin American firm Ferrere, with the latter announcing his retirement from the firm after eight years at its helm.

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year winners announced

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year winners announced

24 March 2017

Latin Lawyer announced the winners of its 11th annual Deal of the Year Awards at a charity dinner in São Paulo last night, in the presence of 230 leading names of the Latin American legal community.

Cargill enters Ecuador with Ferrere

22 March 2017

Ferrere (Ecuador) has helped US food and agriculture company Cargill sign a joint venture agreement with local shrimp producer Naturisa, which will see the pair build a shrimp feed facility in Durán, south-central Ecuador.

Partner additions signal law firm growth for 2017

Partner additions signal law firm growth for 2017

13 March 2017

Latin American law firms continue to grow, reporting promotions in a broad range of practice areas.