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EY Law hires ex Pacheco Coto partner from Sfera

EY Law hires ex Pacheco Coto partner from Sfera

17 September 2019

A former Pacheco Coto partner has reunited with his old colleagues at EY Law (Costa Rica) after leaving Sfera Legal.

Arias hires Facio & Cañas partner as both poach from Batalla

Arias hires Facio & Cañas partner as both poach from Batalla

09 September 2019

In the space of a week, Arias (Costa Rica) has lured veteran litigator Víctor Garita away from Facio & Cañas, while both firms have recruited counsel from Batalla.

Davivienda gets IFC loan for green projects in Costa Rica

05 August 2019

Hogan Lovells LLP in Washington, DC, and Dentons Muñoz in San José have helped IFC lend US$35 million to Banco Davivienda in Costa Rica.

Aguilar Castillo hires Walmart counsel as partner

Aguilar Castillo hires Walmart counsel as partner

29 July 2019

Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) has hired its third partner in less than two months, recruiting a tax manager from Walmart as partner.

Dentons Muñoz hires three senior lawyers in Costa Rica

Dentons Muñoz hires three senior lawyers in Costa Rica

10 July 2019

Dentons Muñoz has strengthened its hand in San José by hiring one in-house lawyer and two consultants as directors.

Aguilar Castillo in Costa Rica hires second partner in a month

Aguilar Castillo in Costa Rica hires second partner in a month

21 June 2019

Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) has boosted its corporate practice, hiring a second independent practitioner as partner in less than a month.

Aguilar Castillo hires regional anti-corruption head

Aguilar Castillo hires regional anti-corruption head

06 June 2019

Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) has hired a criminal litigator, who joins from his own boutique, to lead the firm’s anti-corruption investigations practice across Central America as Costa Rica’s national congress debates graft reform.

Lexincorp partners with franchise consultancy in Central America

Lexincorp partners with franchise consultancy in Central America

31 May 2019

Central American law firm Lexincorp has entered a partnership with business consultancy company Grupo Nexo Franquicia to provide franchise-related services and win new clients.

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.