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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.