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What can GCs expect from 2020?

The social unrest that struck many Latin American countries last year and slower-than-expected growth across much of the region mean GCs face uncertain times in 2020. There are hopes that market-friendly reforms could boost sluggish economies, giving legal teams increasing responsibility to comply with proposed changes and formulate creative ways to help their companies recover from last year’s events.

Bolivia’s political crisis: then and now

Bolivia plunged into a political crisis after the country’s former leader Evo Morales was forced to step down at the end of 2019, following accusations he committed electoral fraud in October’s election. With an election rerun looming in May, some of the country’s top lawyers reflect on the crisis and predict what might be next for the South American country.

A catch up with mobile game developer Wildlife Studios’ GC

After a successful stint at e-commerce platform Mercado Livre, Ricardo Dalmaso Marques joined mobile game developer Wildlife Studios as GC at the end of 2019. He catches up with LACCA to discuss a landmark investment deal he has been working on, as well as some of the challenges of working in the world’s fastest growing industry.

Features

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.

Stepping up: transitioning to leadership roles in-house

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

Surveys

Who receives the highest wages?

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.

GCs value career opportunities over salary

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