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DR makes second bond issuance in less than 12 months

DR makes second bond issuance in less than 12 months

12 June 2019

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in São Paulo and New York has helped the Dominican Republic issue US$2.5 billion in bonds.

Strategic advisor for Venezuelan opposition to keynote LL-GRR restructuring summit

Strategic advisor for Venezuelan opposition to keynote LL-GRR restructuring summit

05 June 2019

Lee Buchheit, former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP partner and newly appointed strategic advisor to the Venezuelan opposition, will deliver the keynote at Latin Lawyer - GRR 4th Annual Restructuring Summit, which will be held on 11 July at Paul Hasting LLP’s office in New York.

Peru leads the charge against Odebrecht bribery

04 June 2019

Research recently published shows which Latin American countries have been proactive and which others have lagged behind in tackling corruption tied to Odebrecht since 2016.

Lexincorp partners with franchise consultancy in Central America

Lexincorp partners with franchise consultancy in Central America

31 May 2019

Central American law firm Lexincorp has entered a partnership with business consultancy company Grupo Nexo Franquicia to provide franchise-related services and win new clients.

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.