Peruvian newspaper publisher Empresa Editora El Comercio has hired Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados to obtain financing from a syndicate of banks.
At least 10 firms have landed a role in asset sales and debt restructurings made by Peruvian commercial conglomerate Graña y Montero, after the Peruvian government cancelled a lucrative pipeline contract following its developers’ failure to obtain sufficient funding.
While 2016 marked the rise of populism in the US and Europe, in Latin America business-friendly administrations took the reins of several of the region’s countries. With this in mind, law firms stocked up departments in preparation for an expected uptick in transactional work. Latin Lawyer takes a look at the most significant of these developments.
As law firms in Latin America grow and face new competitive challenges, the pressure to re-evaluate partner compensation systems is on. As more law firms change to models that reward performance, how can law firm leaders appear objective and fair when sharing out the pie? asks Rosie Cresswell
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.
These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250