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Nicaragua’s Banpro gets two loans worth US$90 million
Nicaragua’s Banpro gets two loans worth US$90 million

Nicaragua’s Banpro gets two loans worth US$90 million

30 September 2019

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 hires former Promerica counsel as partner in Nicaragua
Lexincorp hires former Promerica counsel as partner in Nicaragua

Lexincorp hires former Promerica counsel as partner in Nicaragua

05 September 2019

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. 

Nicaraguan bank gets US$100 million landmark loan
Nicaraguan bank gets US$100 million landmark loan

Nicaraguan bank gets US$100 million landmark loan

14 August 2019

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
Dentons Muñoz strengthens Nicaragua office

Dentons Muñoz strengthens Nicaragua office

26 July 2019

Dentons Muñoz has bolstered its disputes practice in Managua by hiring an in-house lawyer as of counsel from Nicaragua’s largest bank, Banpro.

Lexincorp partners with franchise consultancy in Central America
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.

Exposing the gap
Exposing the gap

Exposing the gap

23 May 2019

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
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

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

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.

Latin Lawyer capital markets league table 2018
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.