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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.

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.

International firms on the rise in LatAm equity markets round up

International firms on the rise in LatAm equity markets round up

16 May 2019

The number of international law firms involved in Latin America equity capital markets transactions increased significantly in January and February compared to the two previous months, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.

Kennedys forms associations in DR, Guatemala and Panama

10 April 2019

International law firm Kennedys has expanded its footprint in Latin America by entering three associations with local firms in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Panama.

Latin Lawyer capital markets league table 2018

Latin Lawyer capital markets league table 2018

08 April 2019

Some 150 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise more than US$200 billion through nearly 800 debt and equity capital markets deals throughout 2018, according to Latin Lawyer data.

Russin Vecchi steers solar investment in DR

Russin Vecchi steers solar investment in DR

22 March 2019

Local law firm Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti has helped Spanish power plant developer BAS Corporation invest in a US$78 million solar project in the Dominican Republic.

LatAm counsel star in Fosun’s Hong Kong IPO

LatAm counsel star in Fosun’s Hong Kong IPO

15 March 2019

Six offices from Paul Hastings LLP; González Calvillo, SC in Mexico City and Guzmán Ariza Abogados y Consultores in Santo Domingo have helped Chinese tourism group Fosun during its US$428 million initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Two DR firms in US$1.2 billion Caribbean petrol station deal

15 March 2019

Pellerano & Herrera in Santo Domingo has helped Canadian fuel company Parkland Fuel acquire the Caribbean’s largest independent fuel company, SOL, for US$1.2 billion.

Ulises Cabrera hires from Russin Vecchi

08 March 2019

Ulises Cabrera Abogados in the Dominican Republic has hired a senior associate from Latin Lawyer 250 firm Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti as partner to lead its corporate practice.