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Guatemala taps international debt market to raise US$1.2 billion

04 June 2019

Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP in New York and QIL+4 Abogados have helped Guatemala issue debt worth US$1.2 billion through a sovereign bond issuance.

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.

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.

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.

Pérez Alati and Shearman in most debt deals in Spanish-speaking LatAm

Pérez Alati and Shearman in most debt deals in Spanish-speaking LatAm

14 March 2019

Argentina’s Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen and international law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP advised on the most debt capital markets transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during November and December, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.

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.