It is an old egalitarian principle to leave no one behind. But structural inequalities, lack of political will and a huge percentage of informal workers in Latin America means that not everyone is legally protected by government furlough schemes during the covid-19 pandemic.
Adriano Maia left behind an in-house career at the Odebrecht Group to found his own law firm last year. He tells LACCA what is was like helming legal for Odebrecht during testing times, how GCs can weather any storm – from covid-19 to corruption – and what they should demand from external counsel to build a strong business strategy, whatever the crisis.
There is still time to take part in LACCA’s 2020 regionwide legal budget survey – read on to find out more.
Nominate your favourite in-house lawyers and legal departments for LACCA’s 7th annual awards before 7 August.