QIL+4 Abogados has helped a consortium of four transport and real estate developers win the rights to build a cable car project between Guatemala City and the neighbouring municipality of Mixco.
Spanish firm ECIJA has added to its existing footprint in Latin America by recruiting five partners in Brazil, including hires from Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira, Agel Advogados and Veirano Advogados, and one partner from Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica), while also absorbing a firm in Guatemala.
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.
In a fast-changing world, the Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2018 have shown themselves willing to take innovative steps to defend their leading positions.
Law firms that stand out for the pro bono work done by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both internally and in their legal market.
The Big Four, the commoditisation of legal services and encroaching global firms are threats keeping managing partners from Mexico City to Rio de Janeiro up at night. At a roundtable in San José, partners told Tom Muskett-Ford why firms in Central America, the most integrated market in Latin America, can face off some of those threats with a new wave of consolidation, which could see them expand beyond Central America’s borders to stay ahead of the competition.
Lawyers speaking at Latin Lawyer-GAR Interactive: Arbitration Summit yesterday recommended companies plan infrastructure investments carefully and with the backing of investment treaties and thorough due diligence, amid arbitrary actions by populist politicians and a slew of new laws pursued by governments in Latin America to fight the covid-19 pandemic.