Market: El Salvador

Exposing the gap

Featured in Diversity Survey 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 Diversity Survey 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

M&A report Spanish-speaking LatAm: January-February 2019

Featured in Deal reports 2019

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.

23 May 2019

Survey highlights scant change to women partner numbers

Featured in Diversity Survey 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

Lexincorp behind El Salvador’s first legal stability agreement

Lexincorp has helped a subsidiary of French energy company Engie reach a legal stability agreement with El Salvador’s government to develop the country’s first-ever wind farm.

28 March 2019

Telefónica leaves Central America with US$2.3 billion sale

Latham & Watkins LLP and regional firm Arias have helped Spanish telecoms company Telefónica sell assets across Central America to counterparts Millicom and América Móvil for some US$2.3 billion.

04 March 2019

Lovill and LatamLex end partnership

Panamanian law firm Lovill and Central American LatamLex Abogados have cancelled a partnership that they entered into in 2014.

01 March 2019

Lexincorp promotes in El Salvador

Regional firm Lexincorp has bolstered its corporate practice, promoting an associate to junior partner in San Salvador.

21 February 2019

IDeas recruits from Sáenz & Asociados to open in El Salvador

Costa Rican IP firm IDeas Trademark & Patents has hired a lawyer from Sáenz & Asociados as partner to open an office in the Salvadorian capital.

19 February 2019

News in brief – 11 February

This week’s round-up of the region’s news follows updates from Brazil’s disastrous dam collapse last month, yet another investigation into alleged bribery at Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, and proposals to create a CICIG-style anti-corruption body by El Salvador’s newly elected president.

11 February 2019

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