Work Area: Corporate governance

Don’t overlook the G in ESG, warn panellists

In light of the widescale social impact of the pandemic, Latin American companies are increasingly looking at how to incorporate environment, social and governance (ESG) goals in their organisations, but businesses must ensure not to ignore the governance aspect of their ESG targets, or they may face additional compliance and corruption risks, say panellists at Latin Lawyer and GIR Connect: Anti-Corruption & Investigations Mexico.

14 June 2021

Mattos Filho launches ESG practice

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados opened an environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) practice yesterday, making it one of the few law firms in Latin America to have a standalone practice dedicated to sustainability and social impact matters.

16 September 2020

Latin Lawyer presents the Guide to Corporate Compliance

Latin Lawyer is proud to present the Guide to Corporate Compliance, the latest in a series of practice and industry investment guides published by Latin Lawyer. The guide is edited by Andrew Levine, a litigation and anti-corruption investigations partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Reynaldo Manzanarez Radilla, a corporate attorney and compliance professional, Valeria Plastino, vice president, general counsel and regional ethics and compliance officer at CenturyLink, and Fabio Selhorst, general counsel, chief integrity officer and chief communications officer at Camargo Corrêa Infra.

09 July 2020

Who is in LACCA Approved 2021?

With so many options out there, it can be hard to decide which external counsel to hire, so legal teams often prefer to go off recommendations. Ahead of the release of the 2021 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a sneak peek at the list of Latin America’s leading law firm partners, as voted for by in-house counsel.

29 June 2020

Recession and civil unrest are GCs’ biggest fears amid covid-19 threat

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

A survey conducted by LACCA reveals the majority of Latin American GCs polled are most concerned about the threat of economic instability and civil unrest to come as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. But with careful budget planning and certain changes to business and legal strategy, in-house teams can muster up the resilience that has historically characterised the region.

01 June 2020

Ex-Tauil & Chequer partner one of three new hires at GVBG Advogados

Gentil Monteiro, Vicentini, Beringhs E Gil Advogados (GVBG) has hired three new partners, including one from Brazilian Latin Lawyer 250 firm Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, strengthening its M&A department as well as launching new practice areas in corporate governance and private pensions.

28 May 2020

Brazil's Mattos Engelberg opens Mexico desk with hire

Latin Lawyer 250 firm Mattos Engelberg Advogados has launched a Mexico desk and bolstered its compliance practice by hiring an in-house lawyer as partner in São Paulo.

21 April 2020

Femsa in US sanitation distribution tie-up

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York has helped Mexican beverage and retail group Femsa invest US$900 million in a tie-up with US sanitation company Waxie and its US distributor North American to create a new janitorial and sanitation platform.

16 March 2020

From lobbying to advocacy: shaping government policy

New reports that US oil multinationals successfully lobbied policymakers in favour of environmentally harmful legislation have lent credence to the age-old stereotype of lobbyists swarming the White House. But in Latin America the public perception of corporate lobbying can be hostile, something many companies are trying to change. LACCA finds out how companies are using advocacy as a force for good.

24 February 2020

Machado Meyer and WZ Advogados complete Rio port deal

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Philippine port manager International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) buy a container facility concessionaire in Rio de Janeiro’s port for 740 million reais (US$170 million).

14 February 2020

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