Brazilian law firm TozziniFreire Advogados has launched a network aimed at developing compliance best practices and enhancing discussion on regional anti-corruption matters.
White and Case LLP in New York, Ecuador’s Pérez Bustamante & Ponce Abogados and Guyer & Regules in Uruguay have helped Emirati port operator DP World Posorja obtain project financing worth US$377 million.
Foreign investment fuels a huge amount of deal activity in Latin America, giving international firms, particularly those from the US and UK, a major role in transactions.
Leading law firms in Latin America and the US have had some success in increasing diversity among their rank and file, but a lack of leadership from an overwhelmingly white, male partnership in most firms is still preventing many women and lawyers from different ethic and socio-economic backgrounds from reaching the top positions, according to delegates at a diversity and inclusion conference at the New York City Bar Association earlier this week.
Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press
Anthony S Harrington
Albright Stonebridge Group
These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250