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.
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.
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.
The findings of our fifth joint pro bono survey provide plenty of reasons to feel positive. Pro bono appears to have turned a corner in Latin America thanks to an ever strengthening infrastructure and the greater willingness of more firms to take part. While the survey results might not show a significant uptick year on year, law firms are nevertheless making great strides in the implementation of policies needed to make pro bono more commonplace. Of course, there are challenges to overcome, such as engaging more partners in pro bono cases. However, the latest focus on high-impact cases could help achieve that, alongside producing a dramatic increase in the value of pro bono work. Rosie Cresswell reports
The complete shortlist for Latin Lawyer's 10th annual Deal of the Year Awards is now available here.
Latin Lawyer’s survey of foreign associate programmes looks at which international firms play host to the greatest number of Latin Americans and how the composition of these programmes and total intake has changed over time. Joe Rowley reports
Latin Lawyer announced the winners of its Deal of the Year Awards at its charity dinner, held at the Hotel Unique in São Paulo on Thursday and attended by more than 260 leading names of the Latin American legal community.
The group of lenders and sponsors operating in Latin America’s project finance sphere today is a varied mix in terms of their origins and sophistication levels. Rachel Hall profiles the leading international firms with the necessary experience and knowledge to steer them through increasingly complex transactions
Below we list what we consider to be the market leaders in project finance
Following on from last month’s exploration of London’s ties to the Latin American legal market, Anna-Helga Horrox heads south to look at Spanish links.