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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.

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.

Notebook scandal gives Argentina “unprecedented opportunity” to tackle corruption, official says

Notebook scandal gives Argentina “unprecedented opportunity” to tackle corruption, official says

22 May 2019

The president of Argentina’s financial information unit has said that a high-profile case that hit the headlines last year presents an opportunity for significant anti-corruption reforms in the country. By Latin Lawyer's sister publication Global Investigations Review's Waithera Junghae in Buenos Aires

Survey highlights scant change to women partner numbers

Survey highlights scant change to women partner numbers

21 May 2019

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.

DLA Piper hires former Argentine government lawyer

DLA Piper hires former Argentine government lawyer

20 May 2019

A former Argentine government lawyer who has defended the state in several International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) cases has joined DLA Piper (Argentina) as a partner in Buenos Aires.

Banco Galicia plants loan for biomass project

Banco Galicia plants loan for biomass project

17 May 2019

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has helped Argentina’s Banco Galicia use the proceeds of a green bond issuance to provide a US$30 million loan to investment group Insud for a biomass plant in the country’s northwest.

Compliance teams are enablers, not roadblocks for the O&G business

Compliance teams are enablers, not roadblocks for the O&G business

15 May 2019

Energy companies should view the legal professionals who keep their compliance programmes updated as business-friendly, heard delegates at the Latin Lawyer Live 10th Annual Oil & Gas event, which was held yesterday at the Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires.

Rappi food app gets LatAm’s largest-ever tech financing

Rappi food app gets LatAm’s largest-ever tech financing

15 May 2019

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York; Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo; Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá; and Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires have helped Japanese technology fund SoftBank invest up to US$1 billion in Latin American food delivery start-up Rappi.