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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.

Canadian seafood company continues LatAm expansion
Canadian seafood company continues LatAm expansion

Canadian seafood company continues LatAm expansion

04 April 2019

Morgan & Morgan in Panama City has helped Nicaraguan shrimp producer Farallon sell its business to Canadian fish farming company Cooke, which is on an expansion drive.

Phoenix Tower snaps up more LatAm assets
Phoenix Tower snaps up more LatAm assets

Phoenix Tower snaps up more LatAm assets

19 March 2019

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston, Greenberg Traurig SC in Mexico City, Nicaragua’s Nassar Abogados and Colombian firm Posse Herrera Ruiz have helped Phoenix Tower International (PTI) acquire 500 communication towers across Colombia, Mexico and Nicaragua for US$100 million.

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

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.

Lovill and LatamLex end partnership
Lovill and LatamLex end partnership

Lovill and LatamLex end partnership

01 March 2019

Panamanian law firm Lovill and Central American LatamLex Abogados have cancelled a partnership that they entered into in 2014.

García & Bodán adds partners in Nicaragua and Honduras
García & Bodán adds partners in Nicaragua and Honduras

García & Bodán adds partners in Nicaragua and Honduras

14 February 2019

García & Bodán has promoted three lawyers to partner, strengthening the firm’s tax team in Nicaragua and its IP and energy practices in Honduras.