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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.

García & Bodán opens in Costa Rica

21 May 2019

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

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.

IDB Invest sponsors university project in Costa Rica

07 May 2019

IDB Invest has hired Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in Washington, DC, and Consortium Legal (Costa Rica) to provide a US$21.5 million A/B loan to local education group Edulink and two affiliate companies to develop a Texas Tech University satellite campus in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica faces arbitration claim over public health measures

29 April 2019

A Spanish businessman has launched a US$100 million ICSID claim against Costa Rica over measures that targeted his chicken meat-processing business on public health grounds.