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The Latin American GC of today
The Latin American GC of today

The Latin American GC of today

20 December 2019

GCs in Latin America today face a dilemma: they’re in a position to help effect their companies’ big picture business strategy by providing legal advice to underpin it, but in reality they are held back by having to spend too much time on day-to-day tasks. Panellists at LACCA’s Annual Regional Conference considered what GCs can do to refocus on ...

An uber defence strategy: Litigation Management Award
An uber defence strategy: Litigation Management Award

An uber defence strategy: Litigation Management Award

20 December 2019

Companies such as Uber with disruptive business models can often find themselves at the centre of media, government and labour scandals – as a result, litigation counsel must always have solutions, not just strategies, at their fingertips to maintain the company’s operations. Sandra Monroy, recipient of this year’s Litigation Management Award, t...

How to handle compliance breaches at public companies
How to handle compliance breaches at public companies

How to handle compliance breaches at public companies

20 December 2019

Going public widens Latin American companies’ access to capital markets funding, but with more opportunity comes more compliance scrutiny. And that’s where these entities’ legal teams have a starring role to play, heard delegates at LACCA’s affiliate publication Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Capital Markets Conference.

Using tech to innovate: It’s all about making the most of available tools
Using tech to innovate: It’s all about making the most of available tools

Using tech to innovate: It’s all about making the most of available tools

09 December 2019

GCs at LACCA’s regional Miami meeting in October came together to discuss how legal departments can innovate with technology without breaking the bank. The conclusion? Legal teams simply need to be more creative and find ways to maximise the tools they are currently using within the department.

Companies versus employees: managing tensions in investigations
Companies versus employees: managing tensions in investigations

Companies versus employees: managing tensions in investigations

09 December 2019

In government investigations, the interests of companies and their employees sometimes diverge: a company may wish to self-report, whereas individual employees might be less inclined to cooperate.

Leading in a crisis: GC of the Year
Leading in a crisis: GC of the Year

Leading in a crisis: GC of the Year

09 December 2019

Successfully managing the initial corporate response to the biggest socio-environmental disaster in Brazil’s history requires an exceptional ability to juggle legal, reputational and humanitarian issues. LACCA speaks to Alexandre D’Ambrosio, GC at Vale about his skill in taking public responsibility and showing contrition,...

Striking the right balance
Striking the right balance

Striking the right balance

12 November 2019

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 emp...

When disaster strikes, it pays to be prepared
When disaster strikes, it pays to be prepared

When disaster strikes, it pays to be prepared

29 October 2019

A crisis can come in many forms, an environmental disaster, a public relations scandal or a whistleblower shedding light on wrongdoing, and the situation can quickly get out of control if a company is not prepared. Panellists at LACCA’s regional meeting in Miami discussed why a crisis management plan is vital for all companies and highlighted ho...