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French sustainability investor backs Nicaraguan cocoa producer

BLP (Nicaragua) has helped local cocoa producer Cacao Oro de Nicaragua obtain a US$15 million loan from a subsidiary of French investment bank Natixis.

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Multiple firms in cross-border Central American bottling issuance

Consortium appoints new president in Central America

Central American law firm Consortium Legal has elected Guatemalan partner Álvaro Castellanos to head the regional firm as its new president, after José Evenor Taboada’s 15 years at the helm.

Legal community voices concern about Nicaragua’s covid-19 response
Multiple firms in cross-border Bladex loan to Grupo Monge

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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Leading Lights

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 migration train
Exposing the gap

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.

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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.

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PE funds put premium on due diligence as LatAm corruption scandals spread

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Nov 19

LACCA Interactive: Virtual Series

Thu, 19th Nov 2020

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Dec 03

Latin Lawyer Interactive: Oil and Gas

Thu, 3rd Dec 2020