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Car Wash investigation’s legacy is driving cooperation in the Americas

12 June 2019

Rising enforcement and increasing cooperation in Latin America means the US authorities are taking a back seat in investigations on the continent. 

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.

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.

Bolivian politician’s arbitration award enforced in US

01 May 2019

A Colorado court has confirmed a US$36 million award in favour of a Bolivian politician’s investment company against a Mexican cement group despite the fact it is still subject to annulment proceedings in Bolivia.

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year winners announced

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year winners announced

11 April 2019

Latin Lawyer announced the winners of its 13th annual Deal of the Year Awards at a charity dinner in São Paulo last night, in the presence of 240 leading names of the Latin American legal community.

Seven firms behind Bolivian telecoms sale

11 March 2019

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston and Ferrere (Bolivia) have helped Phoenix Tower International (PTI) enter an agreement to acquire 600 wireless communication towers in Bolivia for US$100 million.

Guevara & Gutiérrez guides Alicorp merger in Bolivia

11 March 2019

Bolivian law firm Guevara & Gutiérrez - Servicios Legales has helped three local subsidiaries of Peruvian consumer goods company Alicorp merge into one joint company.

Ferrere helps Canadian company get rare Bolivian mining concession

22 February 2019

Ferrere (Bolivia) has helped a subsidiary of Canadian mining company New Pacific Metals enter mining concession agreements with state-owned Corporación Minera de Bolivia.