Features

Who receives the highest wages?

Featured in Salary 2019

LACCA’s latest research into in-house salaries reveals that GCs in Chile and Brazil receive the highest wages in Latin America, while companies in highly regulated industries such as the pharmaceutical, food and drink, construction and financial services sectors provide the most competitive compensation packages.

25 November 2019

GCs value career opportunities over salary

Featured in Salary 2019

LACCA’s latest research into in-house compensation across Latin America reveals that when it comes to priorities, the majority of GCs value growth as a professional, opportunities for career progression and satisfaction with the culture and work environment over salaries and bonuses.

25 November 2019

Lifetime Achievement Award: Fernando Aguirre

From self-exile, to partaking in clandestine governments, to helping establish democracy in Bolivia, Fernando Aguirre has redefined what it means to go above and beyond the conventional lawyer’s calling. Latin Lawyer speaks to one of this year’s two Lifetime Achievement Award winners to find out how he balanced his political life with private practice.

22 November 2019

Liberal Brazil

As the controversial government of Jair Bolsonaro takes shape in Brazil – with worrying implications for human rights, minorities and the environment – an unprecedented liberalisation programme is substantially changing the country’s economic system. Can it deliver on its promise to attract investors by making Brazil a better place for business?

21 November 2019

Grounded

Aviation restructuring has become more common and Latin America is no exception. Lawyers from Brazil and the Dominican Republic share their experiences from recent cases and identify room for improvement in a sector hit by several recent collapses in the region.

20 November 2019

Funding Brazil’s infrastructure gap

Upgrading infrastructure is at the top of President Jair Bolsonaro’s list of priorities. A smaller role for the state opens the door to increased private participation in sectors crying out for investment. Ricardo Russo, a partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, explains how developers are using Brazil’s capital markets to fund projects.

20 November 2019

Striking the right balance

Many jurisdictions in Latin America still have nascent data privacy regulations, so it’s up to companies to create their own internal policies when it comes to protecting information. Panellists at LACCA’s regional meeting in Miami discussed how businesses should balance the tension between an employee’s right to privacy and the right of the employer to use workers’ data to boost productivity.

12 November 2019

Seeing the potential: Dealmaker of the Year

Having successfully led more than 30 M&A transactions, two VAT financings deals, and the first South American ESG credit deal for renewables company Acciona in Chile, LACCA’s Dealmaker of the Year Fernando Beguiristáin speaks to Eloise Hardy about his work helping to expand the company’s portfolio in Latin America and establishing the business as a leader in sustainable energy projects.

12 November 2019

New member profile: Deputy head of legal for South America at Acciona Energía

Felipe Olivares Mercado tells LACCA about how he helped set up Acciona’s activities in Chile and his love for seeing legal projects through to the end.

30 September 2019

New member profile: Legal counsel at Casa dos Ventos Energias Renováveis

Silvia Fiszman tells LACCA about keeping up-to-date with new developments in the renewable energy sector and helping her company operate as sustainably as possible.

30 September 2019

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