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

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

24 May 2019

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.

Cuatrecasas enters Peru with Payet Rey hire

Cuatrecasas enters Peru with Payet Rey hire

24 May 2019

Iberian firm Cuatrecasas has hired partner Aldo Reggiardo from Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados to lead its newly opened office in Lima as it expands its footprint across the Pacific Alliance countries.

Petrobras sells 34 onshore fields

Petrobras sells 34 onshore fields

24 May 2019

Petrobras has retained Machado Meyer Advogados for the sale of 34 onshore oil fields for a combined value of US$384 million.

Clean win for Venezuela in arbitration treaty claim

24 May 2019

An UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission On International Trade Law) tribunal has declined jurisdiction over a US$185 million investment treaty claim against Venezuela brought by a Spanish subsidiary of US cleaning products group Clorox – after rejecting the claimant’s attempt to remove a tribunal-appointed expert.

DLF moves into Uruguayan grain business with acquisition

24 May 2019

Simpson Grierson in New Zealand and Guyer & Regules has helped Danish company DLF Seeds in its acquisition of New Zealander counterpart PGG Wrightson for US$421 million.

Exposing the gap

Exposing the gap

23 May 2019

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.

Why fewer women than men become partners

Why fewer women than men become partners

23 May 2019

Partners sit at the top of the law firm pyramid structure and they have the biggest pay packets. The fact that women are in the minority in most law firm partnerships in Latin America – and indeed the world – is the main reason behind the gender wage gap in the legal profession. Here, we list four common explanations put forward to explain why more women don’t rise through the ranks to become partners.

Do clients care about law firm diversity?

Do clients care about law firm diversity?

23 May 2019

A survey of some 190 corporate counsel by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), which is affiliated to Latin Lawyer, got a mixed response about how important diversity is when it comes to choosing external legal teams. Christina McKeon Frutuoso presents the findings.

M&A report Spanish-speaking LatAm: January-February 2019

M&A report Spanish-speaking LatAm: January-February 2019

23 May 2019

Peru was the busiest country for M&A transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during January and February, with more deals taking place there than in Mexico and Argentina combined, according to Latin Lawyer’s research.

Four firms convene for Argentine solar financing

23 May 2019

White & Case LLP’s Miami office and Argentina’s Martínez de Hoz & Rueda have helped French renewables company Neoen obtain a US$234 million loan for two solar projects.