Market: Dominican Republic

Spanish and LatAm firms launch Velae Legal Group

Spanish law firm DJV-Estrada-Azcona has launched an international legal group together with four Latin American outfits from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Peru, including Latin Lawyer 250-listed IP boutique Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC.

30 July 2019

Weathering a natural disaster storm

In-house counsel from across the region share their views on how legal teams can successfully prepare their companies to deal with natural disasters, from deciding what insurance to choose to steering a successful claim if disaster does strike.   

24 June 2019

DR makes second bond issuance in less than 12 months

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in São Paulo and New York has helped the Dominican Republic issue US$2.5 billion in bonds.

12 June 2019

Strategic advisor for Venezuelan opposition to keynote LL-GRR restructuring summit

Lee Buchheit, former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP partner and newly appointed strategic advisor to the Venezuelan opposition, will deliver the keynote at Latin Lawyer - GRR 4th Annual Restructuring Summit, which will be held on 11 July at Paul Hasting LLP’s office in New York.

05 June 2019

Peru leads the charge against Odebrecht bribery

Research recently published shows which Latin American countries have been proactive and which others have lagged behind in tackling corruption tied to Odebrecht since 2016.

04 June 2019

Peru leads the charge against Odebrecht bribery

Research recently published shows which Latin American countries have been proactive and which others have lagged behind in tackling corruption tied to Odebrecht since 2016. By James Thomas 

03 June 2019

Lexincorp partners with franchise consultancy in Central America

Central American law firm Lexincorp has entered a partnership with business consultancy company Grupo Nexo Franquicia to provide franchise-related services and win new clients.

31 May 2019

Exposing the gap

Featured in Women in law 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.

23 May 2019

Why fewer women than men become partners

Featured in Women in law 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.

23 May 2019

Survey highlights scant change to women partner numbers

Featured in Women in law 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.

21 May 2019

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