Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014
Alexandra Aguirre, a Miami shareholder in the Corporate and Securities Practice at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, served as portion of a panel discussion in the course of a Girls, Business and the Law 2014 roundtable event.
The event was hosted by Americas Society/Council of the Americas in collaboration with the Globe Bank Group.
Paula Tavares, a legal analyst from the Globe Bank, presented the findings from a report examining laws and regulations that impact women’s possibilities to function worldwide.
The report discussed the restrictions on gender equality such as financial, domestic violence and sexual harassment legislation. Important statistics from the Girls, Organization and the Law 2014 report included:
In nearly 90 percent of the 143 economies examined by the report, women face at least one legal restriction that impacts their financial possibilities differently from guys in the same economy
The nations that spot the most restrictions on ladies are concentrated in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa
About 25 percent of the 100 economies measured have no laws on domestic violence
Aguirre provided commentary on the study’s findings and prospects for girls as entrepreneurs and personnel. Other panelists included Carmen González-Sanfeliu, Regional Vice President, Latin America & Caribbean, Intelsat and Ana Salas Siegel, SVP and Deputy Common Counsel, Fox International Channels.
“When you see how slowly voluntary change has been in Latin America, quotas regarding the advancement of girls would aid to accelerate progress,” stated Aguirre, referring especially to the advancement of females in public sector executive positions. “I am hopeful that this report will lead to more possibilities and greater functioning situations for ladies around the globe.”
Aguirre focuses her practice in the places of mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international corporate transactions, corporate finance, and debt and equity private placements throughout Latin America, with an emphasis on Mexico and Central America. She also advises families in matters relating to operating privately held companies. Aguirre serves as a member of both the American and International Bar Associations and holds the FFI GEN Sophisticated Certificate in Loved ones Enterprise Advising (ACFBA).
About Americas Society (AS)
Americas Society (AS) is the premier organization devoted to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Established by David Rockefeller in 1965, our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and financial concerns confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to improve public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the significance of the inter-American partnership.
About Council of the Americas (COA)
Council of the Americas (COA) is the premier international business organization whose members share a frequent commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Greenberg Traurig is committed to its ladies lawyers’ accomplishment, which consists of a firm wide women’s affinity group encompassing recruiting, retention and organization development. The firm frequently collaborates with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a assortment of industries and communities. Greenberg Traurig also requires thoughtful action to address troubles such as sustaining a healthy perform-life balance, breaking the glass ceiling, mentoring, taking charge of your health, and providing back to the community.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with around 1750 attorneys serving clientele from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is amongst the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms’ client relationships. For added information, please pay a visit to http://www.gtlaw.com.
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