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Latin Lawyer equity capital markets league table: January-June

Some 45 Latin American and international law firms have helped the region’s companies raise more than US$13.4 billion through 41 equity capital markets transactions during the first six months of 2019, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.

Dominican Republic defeats arbitration claim by dual nationals
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Latin Lawyer debt capital markets league table: January-June

Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 367 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.

Debt capital markets report Spanish-speaking LatAm: May-June
Spanish and LatAm firms launch Velae Legal Group

Exposing the gap

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

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.

Surveys

Exposing the gap

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
Survey highlights scant change to women partner numbers

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.

NYSBA’s LatAm arm calls for regionwide ethics guidance
Last chance to buy tickets for M&A conference

Professional notices

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Nov 19

Latin Lawyer Live 2nd Annual Capital Markets

Tue, 19th Nov 2019

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Dec 02

Latin Lawyer Live 4th Annual Tax

Mon, 2nd Dec 2019