Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause has helped a motorway project in south-western Uruguay obtain a credit facility.
Pérez Bustamante & Ponce in Quito, Carcelén, Desmadryl, Guzmán & Tapia in Santiago and Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Toronto have helped Ecuadorian conglomerate Grupo Nobis acquire a minority stake in Canadian listed mining company Adventus.
Uruguayan firm Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause has helped Spanish renewables company Saeta Yield refinance two wind farms.
A Panamanian entity backed by New York private equity firm Tenor Capital Management has made good on a threatened International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Uruguay over the collapse of the country’s former national airline.
Simpson Grierson in New Zealand and Guyer & Regules has helped Danish company DLF Seeds in its acquisition of New Zealander counterpart PGG Wrightson for 421 million New Zealand dollars (US$275 million).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.