Latin Lawyer Q1 2019
The results are in – and they’re not good. The proportion of women partners at Latin Lawyer 250 firms – 23% – has barely changed since 2013. This despite firms’ increased efforts to prioritise and invest in the retention of female talent.
One result of few women reaching the highest levels of law firms is an entrenched aggregate gender pay gap: the inevitable reality of far more men occupying the top positions than women. It is the same story in the UK, where gender pay gap reporting became mandatory in 2017. In this issue we consider what pay gap reporting tells us about female career progression and the implications it has for Latin American law firms. We also speak to in-house counsel to find out what clients really think about law firm diversity.
Ronaldo Veirano – a venerated member of Brazil’s legal community who built the firm he founded into one of the market’s leading institutions – was the recipient of Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. On these pages he reflects on his illustrious career.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected last year after his promise to clamp down on rampant corruption struck a chord with voters. We spoke to some of Mexico’s leading lawyers about what to expect under his administration.
Also in this issue, we hear why Latin America remains an attractive destination for private equity spenders; chart Argentina’s anti-corruption enforcement; and consider if the ‘new NAFTA’ represents a change in the trade relationships among its member countries..
In this magazine:
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Exposing the gap
- Catching El Peje
- Edging out the competition
- Movers and shakers
- Latin Lawyer - GIR Live Anti-Corruption & Investigations
- Latin Lawyer - Live Tax