García & Bodán opens in Costa Rica

Central American law firm García & Bodán has opened an office in Costa Rica’s capital San José, giving it a presence in every Central American country.

Survey highlights scant change to women partner numbers

The average percentage of partner positions at Latin Lawyer 250 firms held by women is now 23%, barely more than the number we reported when we began tracking partner diversity back in 2013.

Two firms behind Heineken’s Ecuador entry

Noboa, Peña & Torres Abogados has helped Dutch beer giant Heineken buy a majority stake in local counterpart Biela y Bebidas, marking its entry to the Ecuadorean market.

Catching El Peje: what lawyers expect from AMLO's presidency

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is popularly known as El Peje because of his Tabasqueño accent. The nickname comes from pejelagarto (literally, fishlizard), an alligator-like fish from his native Tabasco. Much like his freshwater namesake, it’s hard to pin down what he is, so Latin Lawyer asked some of Mexico’s top lawyers for help.

Exposing the gap

For the past two years, many UK law firms have been compelled to publicly disclose the difference between what they pay male and female lawyers. Gender pay gap reporting can be a blunt instrument, but acknowledging a problem is the first step to solving it. We consider the implications for Latin America’s legal market.

Marvellous as ever?

“O Rio de Janeiro continua lindo (Rio de Janeiro keeps its beauty)” are the words to Gilberto Gil’s immortal samba, but after years of economic decline, skyrocketing violence and corruption scandals, has the appeal of Brazil’s cidade maravilhosa remained intact?

More dispute boards in LatAm construction contracts, urge panellists

Panellists speaking at the conference, which was held at Holland & Knight LLP’s Miami office, spoke strongly in favour of dispute boards, which are largely...

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Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla, Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri, Adriana Regina Sarra de Deus and Juliana Yumi Shiina Morato

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The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management - First Edition

Introduction: Effective Crisis Management in Latin America

Sergio J Galvis, Robert J Giuffra Jr and Werner F Ahlers

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Dealing with the Challenges of Political Violence and Crime in Latin America

Jack Devine and Amanda Mattingly

The Arkin Group

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