Dominican Republic

Edwards Lifesciences purchases plant from Pfizer in DR

Dominican firm Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti has helped US healthcare company Edwards Lifesciences acquire a medical manufacturing plant.

Chile’s PPU and Morales & Besa top Spanish America debt capital markets tables

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.

A point of no return

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?

Making an impact

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

Partners from minority groups still lack ‘critical mass’ to boost diversity

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.

Insight

Reference

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Construction

Chile

Alfonso Reymond Larraín and Rodrigo Riquelme Yanez

Reymond & Cía

Brazil

Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla, Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri, Adriana Regina Sarra de Deus and Juliana Yumi Shiina Morato

LO Baptista

Guides

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment Second Edition

Introduction

Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press

Hogan Lovells

Foreword

Anthony S Harrington

Albright Stonebridge Group

Professional notices

These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250

Events

Events

Latin Lawyer Live Capital Markets

Events

GCR - Latin Lawyer Live Competition Summit