Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago and Consortium Legal (Nicaragua) in Managua have advised investment bank Credit Suisse in two loans totalling US$90 million to Nicaragua’s largest bank, Banpro.
Lexincorp (Nicaragua) has strengthened its finance and disputes practices by hiring a partner from a local boutique with lengthy in-house experience from regional bank Promerica.
Hogan Lovells LLP in New York and Arias (Nicaragua) have helped Nicaraguan bank Lafise Bancentro obtain a US$100 million loan.
Dentons Muñoz has bolstered its disputes practice in Managua by hiring an in-house lawyer as of counsel from Nicaragua’s largest bank, Banpro.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.