Seven firms have confirmed their role in Blackstone’s acquisition of Spanish-based gaming corporation Cirsa from the company’s founder in a cross-border deal that involved multiple Latin American jurisdictions.
Guzmán Ariza is helping Venezuela-owned Pan Am World Airways Dominicana (PAWA) restructure debts worth US$69 million under new restructuring legislation.
In recent years, corruption has come to dominate the agenda in Latin America. As the list of companies under investigation grows, has the legal profession been complicit, and can law firms play a greater role in the fight against bribery?
Clearing houses across the region are putting high-impact projects at the top of their agenda because they can bring about systemic change. Rosie Cresswell asks how law firms can maximise the results of their pro bono projects
Leading law firms in Latin America and the US have had some success in increasing diversity among their rank and file, but a lack of leadership from an overwhelmingly white, male partnership in most firms is still preventing many women and lawyers from different ethic and socio-economic backgrounds from reaching the top positions, according to delegates at a diversity and inclusion conference at the New York City Bar Association earlier this week.
Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press
Anthony S Harrington
Albright Stonebridge Group