Published September 2019
Ensuring a company plays by the rules is no easy feat, but Gustavo Biagioli, LACCA’s Compliance Manager of the Year, has gone even further, helping Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) become recognised as one of the most ethical businesses in Brazil – proving he is a pro when it comes to ethics.
Making a mark at the start of a career can be hard, particularly in today’s highly competitive environment, but one in-house lawyer has excelled by addressing productivity, savings and growth in her company’s legal department. Alison O’Connell caught up with Honeywell's Daniela Tijerina, winner of this year’s Legal Counsel of the Year Award, to hear how she has earned her reputation as a rising star in the legal industry.
The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association has announced the shortlisted candidates for its third annual Awards Ceremony, to be held at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami on 10 November.
Senior in-house counsel from Uber, Yara International and Diageo, alongside Hewlett Packard Enterprise and DHL’s regional legal departments were all winners at the 3rd LACCA Awards Ceremony, held on Thursday evening in Miami.
The legal team at Hewlett Packard Enterprise stood out at this year’s LACCA Awards not only for managing one of the biggest corporate restructurings of all time, but also for their sheer efficiency and adaptability in doing so. Alison O’Connell spoke to this year’s Regional Team of the Year to find out what makes the team a cut above the rest.
No major company is complete these days without a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme that demonstrates a commitment to human rights, the environment and sustainability. LACCA speaks to DHL’s Latin American team, the winners of this year’s Social Responsibility Award, to find out how they are delivering more than just packages to their communities in the region.
As Uber’s first legal director in Latin America, Enrique Gonzalez has led the company successfully through its rapid expansion across the region overwrought with legal battles and regulatory hurdles. LACCA speaks to this year’s General Counsel of the Year to find out why thinking outside of the box has been key to his success.
For every company, its board and its shareholders, an M&A transaction can be one of the most challenging experiences but also one the most lucrative, so having the right legal adviser alongside is crucial to a successful outcome. Gianfranco Cinelli talks LACCA through some of the deals that led him to win this year’s Dealmaker of the Year Award, as well as revealing what makes him so good at his job.
When a company’s portfolio of products includes over 60 brands of spirits, a toast to good news never seems far away. Last November, João Victor Guedes dos Santos gave his company Diageo cause for celebration by winning LACCA’s Litigation Management Award after maintaining a high success rate in litigation through careful negotiation and clever timing.