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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.

M&A report Spanish-speaking LatAm: January-February 2019

M&A report Spanish-speaking LatAm: January-February 2019

23 May 2019

Peru was the busiest country for M&A transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during January and February, with more deals taking place there than in Mexico and Argentina combined, according to Latin Lawyer’s research.

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.

Lexincorp behind El Salvador’s first legal stability agreement

28 March 2019

Lexincorp has helped a subsidiary of French energy company Engie reach a legal stability agreement with El Salvador’s government to develop the country’s first-ever wind farm.

Telefónica leaves Central America with US$2.3 billion sale

Telefónica leaves Central America with US$2.3 billion sale

04 March 2019

Latham & Watkins LLP and regional firm Arias have helped Spanish telecoms company Telefónica sell assets across Central America to counterparts Millicom and América Móvil for some US$2.3 billion.

Lovill and LatamLex end partnership

01 March 2019

Panamanian law firm Lovill and Central American LatamLex Abogados have cancelled a partnership that they entered into in 2014.

Lexincorp promotes in El Salvador

Lexincorp promotes in El Salvador

21 February 2019

Regional firm Lexincorp has bolstered its corporate practice, promoting an associate to junior partner in San Salvador.

IDeas recruits from Sáenz & Asociados to open in El Salvador

IDeas recruits from Sáenz & Asociados to open in El Salvador

19 February 2019

Costa Rican IP firm IDeas Trademark & Patents has hired a lawyer from Sáenz & Asociados as partner to open an office in the Salvadorian capital.

Colombian pharma group gets unsecured loan

03 January 2019

Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá and Arias (El Salvador) have helped a consortium of banks provide a US$100 million loan to pharmaceuticals maker Procaps for refinancing purposes.