Dominican firm Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti has helped US healthcare company Edwards Lifesciences acquire a medical manufacturing plant.
Chilean law firms Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) and Morales & Besa helped Latin American companies raise the largest sums in debt capital markets transactions that took place outside Brazil between July and September, while Clifford Chance LLP, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP were the international firms that closed the highest number of debt issuances.
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
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Albright Stonebridge Group