Several Baker Botts LLP offices and EY Law (Costa Rica) have helped telecoms company Liberty Latin America agree to buy all Telefónica’s operations in Costa Rica for some US$500 million, only three months after the Spanish telecoms giant’s sale of the same assets to counterpart Millicom fell through.
EY Law (Costa Rica) partner Hernán Pacheco has been appointed to lead the firm’s northern Latin America division, in which he will oversee the firm’s operations across most jurisdictions in the region.
A former Pacheco Coto partner has reunited with his old colleagues at EY Law (Costa Rica) after leaving Sfera Legal.
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.
EY Law has bolstered its office in the Dominican Republic, recruiting five lawyers from a local firm to complement its existing tax team.
EY Law (Costa Rica) has hired a lawyer from labour boutique BDS Asesores as manager.
Greenberg Traurig LLP in Miami, Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City, and EY Law (Costa Rica) have helped UK car showroom company Inchape acquire a Costa Rican counterpart for US$284 million.
There are nine law firms in the Costa Rican chapter of the Latin Lawyer 250, making it the largest in the Central American section. Costa Rica is also home to some of the biggest firms in the region. BLP (Costa Rica) has 86 lawyers, while Consortium Legal (Costa Rica) has a headcount of 80, more than double their counterparts in the other four countries. The country’s strong business community and political stability have enabled law firms to grow and deepen their specialisations.
Telecoms company Liberty Latin America has hired EY Law (Costa Rica) to acquire a majority stake in Televisora de Costa Rica subsidiary Cabletica for US$250 million.