Topic: Covid-19

A disruptive force: The rise of fintech

Featured in Who Represents Latin America's Biggest Banks?

As the fintech boom continues to disrupt traditional financial services in Latin America, LACCA takes a look at how the trend is driving the need for more specialised legal services able to keep pace with innovation across the region.

19 April 2022

Deal Focus: Banco do Brasil’s first social bond issuance

Featured in Who Represents Latin America's Biggest Banks?

Amidst the boom of sustainability-linked issuances in Latin America, LACCA speaks to the team at Banco do Brasil about the work that went into the company’s first ever social bond issuance and why it’s important for financial institutions to be at the forefront of ESG initiatives.

19 April 2022

Hiring firms: What it all comes down to

Featured in Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2021?

There is certainly no “one-size fits all” when it comes to hiring legal services, but a fundamental shift in business interactions resulting from the pandemic has led many GCs to value fast, frequent and efficient communication as much as expertise.

11 April 2022

LatAm’s anti-corruption efforts stalled last year, according to TI

Covid-19, political instability and rising levels of impunity all contributed to the region’s anti-corruption efforts grounding to a halt in 2021, according to the latest Transparency International report.

21 February 2022

What are Latin America’s GCs prioritising in 2022?

As we begin 2022, GCs expect to see a continuation of many pandemic-era trends, including managing uncertainty, the accelerated use of technology to innovate, the importance of managing hybrid teams and an increasing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters.

11 January 2022

China’s Sinovac buys property for vaccine plant in Chile

Chinese covid-19 vaccine producer Sinovac has enlisted Chilean firm Carey to purchase a property in Santiago to set up production facilities in the Andean country.

08 December 2021

US-Mexico JV to administer Oravax covid-19 vaccine in LatAm

Mexican pharmaceutical company Genomma Lab has hired Paul Hastings LLP in New York and local firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, SC to enter into a joint venture with US counterpart Oravax Medical to produce and distribute Oravax's oral covid-19 vaccine in Mexico.

03 December 2021

Tread carefully to avoid discrimination claims over vaccination status

While successful vaccine rollouts in many Latin American countries have resulted in employees returning to their usual workspaces, panellists at the Latin Lawyer Connect: Labour & Employment conference highlighted that employers should follow local governments’ guidelines around reopening offices to the letter to avoid discrimination claims.

28 October 2021

Guiding the return to office

The post-pandemic return to the office presents novel hurdles for in-house counsel, so GCs should avoid getting tangled up in the quickly changing consensus by staying abreast of the latest regulations and implementing measures that go beyond the standard, both in the workplace as well as at home.

04 October 2021

PPO in AFD loan to Bolivia for covid-19 relief

PPO Abogados has helped the French Development Agency (AFD) grant a loan of 100 million euros (US$118 million) to Bolivia to support households severely affected by the covid-19 pandemic.

20 September 2021

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