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Banco Aliado merges with Banco Panamá

24 June 2019

Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez has helped Banco Aliado acquire counterpart Banco Panamá for US$210 million.

Panamanian firms in Cirsa’s debt tap

14 June 2019

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in London and Morgan & Morgan in Panama City have helped Spain’s Cirsa issue debt for €390 million (US$436 million).

Peru leads the charge against Odebrecht bribery

04 June 2019

Research recently published shows which Latin American countries have been proactive and which others have lagged behind in tackling corruption tied to Odebrecht since 2016.

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

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

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

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.

Panama court sets aside arbitration award against non-signatories

17 May 2019

The Panamanian Supreme Court has partially annulled an arbitration award in favour of an Ecuadorean port authority that held affiliates of a Hong Kong conglomerate liable under a concession contract that they had not signed.

Argentine firms lead Spanish-speaking debt markets round up

Argentine firms lead Spanish-speaking debt markets round up

10 May 2019

Argentine firms have recorded the highest number of debt capital markets deals in January and February, making them the busiest players in Spanish-speaking Latin America for four consecutive months.

More dispute boards in LatAm construction contracts, urge panellists

More dispute boards in LatAm construction contracts, urge panellists

01 May 2019

Panellists at Latin Lawyer - GAR Live 3rd Annual Arbitration Summit – held yesterday in Miami – called for the increased use of dispute boards in Latin American construction projects to stop them being put on hold.