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Details of Panama biofuels dispute emerge

An Italian-owned company is seeking more than US$100 million in an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Panama over what it calls a “multi-pronged blitzkrieg” against its biofuel operations, including regulatory changes and allegations of environmental pollution. By Amoga Krishnan

Firms snub recruitment as lateral partner hires fall by a third
Panama covid-19 information hub

IDB Invest supports first private social bonds in Colombia

Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá and Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez in Panama City have helped IDB Invest underwrite the first social bonds issued by a private company in Colombia.

ARIFA in McDermott's Chapter 11 exit and subsidiary sale
M&A deals in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic: March-December 2019

A balancing act

Lawyers don’t tend to leave a career in private practice to go in-house for the money, instead they’re often after better equilibrium between their professional and personal lives. Nowadays, law firms are competing better with companies on the work–life balance they offer their associates, but how successful are their efforts?

Making it count

Generation Y is often thought of as a tough nut for employers to crack, so it’s positive news for law firm managing partners that a good number of today’s associates have long-term ambitions at the firms they are in. But with so many lawyers having their heart set on becoming partner and only a certain number of spots available, how can firms maintain satisfaction levels among lawyers, whether they’re on the partnership track or not?

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Latin Lawyer Elite 2020

Latin Lawyer Elite firms have each carved out their own paths towards excellence and demonstrate unique areas of strength. Here, we announce this year’s Elite.

A balancing act
Making it count

A balancing act

Lawyers don’t tend to leave a career in private practice to go in-house for the money, instead they’re often after better equilibrium between their professional and personal lives. Nowadays, law firms are competing better with companies on the work–life balance they offer their associates, but how successful are their efforts?

Making it count
What are law firms paying associates?

Treat stock options on a case-by-case basis, say speakers at Latin Lawyer Live

Stock options can be helpful incentives to keep workers committed, benefiting workers and companies alike, but whether or not these forms of compensation are part of an employee’s salary can be up for interpretation, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 6th Annual Labour & Employment, which took place in October in Miami.

More dispute boards in LatAm construction contracts, urge panellists
Quotas are essential to curb the gender gap, say labour panellists

Events

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Mar 24

POSTPONED - Latin Lawyer Live 11th Annual Oil & Gas

Tue, 24th Mar 2020

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May 07

POSTPONED - Latin Lawyer 14th Annual Charity Awards Ceremony

Thu, 7th May 2020