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Canadian company snaps up Nicaraguan gold mines

McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto and BLP (Nicaragua) have helped Canada’s Calibre Mining acquire several gold mining assets in Nicaragua for a total of US$100 million.

Nicaragua’s Banpro gets two loans worth US$90 million
Lexincorp hires former Promerica counsel as partner in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan bank gets US$100 million landmark loan

Hogan Lovells LLP in New York and Arias (Nicaragua) have helped Nicaraguan bank Lafise Bancentro obtain a US$100 million loan.

Dentons Muñoz strengthens Nicaragua office
Lexincorp partners with franchise consultancy in Central America

Exposing the gap

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

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.

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Exposing the gap

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
Survey highlights scant change to women partner numbers

United we stand, divided we fall

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.

Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2017
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Partners from minority groups still lack ‘critical mass’ to boost diversity

Leading law firms in Latin America and the US have had some success in increasing diversity among their rank and file, but a lack of leadership from an overwhelmingly white, male partnership in most firms is still preventing many women and lawyers from different ethic and socio-economic backgrounds from reaching the top positions, according to delegates at a diversity and inclusion conference at the New York City Bar Association earlier this week.

Last chance to buy tickets for M&A conference
PE funds put premium on due diligence as LatAm corruption scandals spread

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Nov 19

Latin Lawyer Live 2nd Annual Capital Markets

Tue, 19th Nov 2019

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Dec 02

Latin Lawyer Live 4th Annual Tax

Mon, 2nd Dec 2019