Published September 2019
A successful regional team needs to display communal efficiency and work seamlessly across borders, but the most exceptional teams manage to do this while also adding value to the business. Accenture’s Latin American legal team, winners of this year’s Regional Team of the Year Award, stood out for its implementation of core development strategies that have led to major savings for the company across the region.
A bet-the-company lawsuit is any company’s worst nightmare, but for Nicolás Rubio, winner of LACCA’s Litigation Management Award, it’s all part of the job. Alison O’Connell caught up with him to find out the secret to his 100 per cent success rate.
From legal adviser to business strategist and compliance officer, general counsel typically find themselves playing multiple roles within their organisations. Luis Radulov, winner of LACCA’s General Counsel of the Year Award, tells LACCA why finding the right balance between these roles is key to running a successful law department.
One team in particular stood out at this year’s LACCA Awards ceremony for the breadth of its achievements despite its relatively small size. We speak to Philip Morris International’s legal team in Mexico, winners of the National Team of the Year Award, about how they cultivated such a successful team.
While growing numbers of in-house teams may be looking for opportunities to use their unique skills to make a positive impact on the communities in which they work, one team stood out at the LACCA Awards for their pioneering pro bono initiatives in Latin America. Alison O’Connell caught up with Citigroup’s regional team, winners of this year’s Social Responsibility Award.
Senior in-house counsel from ABB, adidas, and Puma Energy, alongside regional legal departments from Accenture, Citi, and Phillip Morris International, were all winners at the 2nd LACCA Awards Ceremony, held on Thursday evening in Miami.
Amid the rapid expansion of Puma Energy’s operations in Latin America, Adrian Carrillo has emerged as a rising star in the in-house community and earned himself the title of Legal Counsel of the Year at this year’s LACCA Awards.