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LACCA Awards

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5th Annual LACCA Awards

Published September 2018

Helping companies manage the increasingly complex task of balancing uncertainly and risk with business opportunity in Latin America is no easy feat, and companies have become progressively dependent on their in-house teams, who are increasingly playing a key role in the business decision-making process.

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association Awards acknowledge the growing sophistication and legal skill on show within the region’s companies by celebrating excellence and innovation. Each year, leading corporate counsel and private practice lawyers from across the region nominate those they believe to be the best Latin American in-house lawyers and teams across seven categories including legal department management, deal-making, compliance and litigation helping LACCA to identify the cream of the regional in-house community.

LACCA Awards 2018

A transformative force
A transformative force

A transformative force

11 December 2018

Having successfully led more than 20 M&A transactions, 10 international bond offerings and two IPOs for Peruvian holding company Grupo Intercorp, Alison O’Connell speaks to Juan Antonio Castro Molina, LACCA’s Dealmaker of the Year, about his role in transforming the company from a local financial conglomerate into a regional powerhouse.  

Axa, Johnson Controls and Bayer among LACCA Awards winners
Axa, Johnson Controls and Bayer among LACCA Awards winners

Axa, Johnson Controls and Bayer among LACCA Awards winners

28 September 2018

Senior in-house counsel from Axa, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Bayer alongside regional legal departments from Johnson Controls and JLL were all winners at the 5th LACCA Awards Ceremony, held on Wednesday evening in Miami.

Championing compliance
Championing compliance

Championing compliance

16 November 2018

Emir Calluf Filho, legal and compliance director at J&F Investimentos, and recipient of this year’s Compliance Counsel of the Year award, tells LACCA how he took the reins after a major corruption scandal, overhauling compliance practices and rebuilding a reputation piece by piece.

A lifetime of achievements
A lifetime of achievements

A lifetime of achievements

12 October 2018

LACCA speaks to Salvador Juncadella, winner of LACCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, former GC and founder of the Juncadella Corporate Counsel Group, about his lengthy career and his contributions to the Latin American corporate counsel community.

LACCA Awards- in pictures
LACCA Awards- in pictures

LACCA Awards- in pictures

28 September 2018

LACCA’s 5th annual Awards Ceremony took place in Miami on Wednesday, celebrating the cream of the region’s in-house community.

A truly holistic approach
A truly holistic approach

A truly holistic approach

23 November 2018

From nurturing talent, leading successful deals and cost-saving initiatives, to managing claims after a major earthquake and developing pioneering insurance products to protect Mexicans, Javier Oroz Coppel, winner of LACCA’s General Counsel of the Year Award, really does it all. He speaks to Alison O’Connell about how his multidisciplinary approach to the role of GC has led him to achieve a reputation as a powerful force in the industry. 

A team in total control
A team in total control

A team in total control

07 January 2019

Integrating two large-scale and sophisticated organisations is no easy feat, but one legal department made it look easy. Alison O’Connell speaks to Johnson Controls’ Latin American legal department, LACCA’s Regional Team of the Year, about how the team came out of the merger with Tyco stronger than ever. 

A rising star
A rising star

A rising star

02 November 2018

Ronald Ramírez, HPE’s regional legal counsel for Central America, the Caribbean and Venezuela, and LACCA’s first Rising Star of the Year, talks about confronting fears and the value of mentors.

A negotiating powerhouse
A negotiating powerhouse

A negotiating powerhouse

30 November 2018

Leading a litigation department through a complex legal landscape such as Brazil is no easy feat, but for Rafael Dantas, winner of LACCA’s Litigation Management Award, it’s all about the power of negotiation and doing everything you can to reduce the size of your company’s litigation portfolio. He speaks to LACCA about being at the top of his game.

Investing in inclusion
Investing in inclusion

Investing in inclusion

14 January 2019

While many companies across Latin America are taking strides to improve diversity in their working environments, none have done so quite like investment management company Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), which has made inclusion integral to its corporate structure. Eloise Hardy catches up with the legal team in Brazil, winner of LACCA’s Social Responsibility award, to discuss how the department contributes to the company’s impressive commitment to inclusion and how they help spread the message of D&I across the wider Brazilian legal community.