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Paraguayan bank obtains IFC credit line

17 June 2019

BKM | Berkemeyer has helped Paraguay’s Banco Contintental obtain a US$100 million loan to broaden its lending portfolio.

Car Wash investigation’s legacy is driving cooperation in the Americas

12 June 2019

Rising enforcement and increasing cooperation in Latin America means the US authorities are taking a back seat in investigations on the continent. 

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.

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.

Copetrol gets financing for Petrobras downstream asset deal

Copetrol gets financing for Petrobras downstream asset deal

03 April 2019

Jones Day in Miami and Washington, DC, and Vouga Abogados in Asunción have helped Paraguayan energy company Copetrol obtain a US$130 million loan to partly fund its acquisition of Petrobras' downstream assets in the country.

ICC arbitration panel stays PDVSA case after Guaidó intervenes

ICC arbitration panel stays PDVSA case after Guaidó intervenes

01 April 2019

An International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunal has stayed a US$265 million case involving Venezuela’s national oil and gas company PDVSA – as the country’s self-declared acting president Juan Guaidó tells the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) it should not accept any submissions by lawyers representing the government of Nicolás Maduro.

Reps and warranties insurance in Latin America is here to stay

Reps and warranties insurance in Latin America is here to stay

29 March 2019

Nicholas Rodríguez, a partner at Jones Day, who focuses on cross-border M&A, joint ventures and corporate matters in Latin America, says representations and warranties insurance is primed for use across the region.