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Why are companies sidelining cybersecurity?
Why are companies sidelining cybersecurity?

Why are companies sidelining cybersecurity?

08 September 2020

LACCA’s legal spend survey found a large discrepancy between what in-house departments spend on technology and the amount they dedicate to cybersecurity. As companies strive to keep their businesses fully operational during the covid-19 pandemic, investing in cybersecurity is not high up o...

Why are distressed LatAm companies seeking US insolvency protection?
Why are distressed LatAm companies seeking US insolvency protection?

Why are distressed LatAm companies seeking US insolvency protection?

25 August 2020

As companies continue to be pinched by pressures brought about by the covid-19 crisis, María Luisa Cánovas and Dan Moss explain why US insolvency protection can offer struggling Latin American corporations a lifeline.

Furlough or flounder? LatAm's government subsidy schemes
Furlough or flounder? LatAm's government subsidy schemes

Furlough or flounder? LatAm's government subsidy schemes

27 July 2020

It is an old egalitarian principle to leave no one behind. But structural inequalities, lack of political will and a huge percentage of informal workers in Latin America means that not everyone is legally protected by government furlough schemes during the covid-19 pandemic.

Is covid-19 a force for a more sustainable world?
Is covid-19 a force for a more sustainable world?

Is covid-19 a force for a more sustainable world?

15 June 2020

The covid-19 pandemic has devastated economies and populations across the world, leaving many people and companies vulnerable. But there is an upside: carbon emissions are decreasing, air pollution levels are down and damaged ecosystems are recovering. With businesses returning to varying degrees of normality over the coming months, can companie...

Could Central America benefit from a unified front against covid-19?
Could Central America benefit from a unified front against covid-19?

Could Central America benefit from a unified front against covid-19?

18 May 2020

Governments in Central America – a region historically plagued by crime and social unrest – have produced varying responses to the covid-19 pandemic. But the region has banded together before to tackle natural disasters, immigration issues and violence – could it do the same against covid-19?

Banking barricades: central banks brace for the impact of covid-19
Banking barricades: central banks brace for the impact of covid-19

Banking barricades: central banks brace for the impact of covid-19

18 May 2020

When it comes to the effect of covid-19 on the economy, one word comes to mind: devastating. While governments are taking action to protect people against the public health crisis, Latin America’s central banks are putting measures in place to brace for the economic impact of the pandemic.

GCs, limber up: be ready for anything in a crisis
GCs, limber up: be ready for anything in a crisis

GCs, limber up: be ready for anything in a crisis

04 May 2020

Counterfeit health products, hitches in supply chains and keeping productivity high while employees work remotely – these are all issues many Latin American in-house counsel have to handle during this covid-19 pandemic. When a crisis hits, GCs must tackle new problems effectively and urgently to mitigate their impact on business....

Covid-19’s worst case scenario for workforces: closures and mass layoffs
Covid-19’s worst case scenario for workforces: closures and mass layoffs

Covid-19’s worst case scenario for workforces: closures and mass layoffs

20 April 2020

The covid-19 pandemic is throwing up a harsh reality for companies and GCs, which are having to consider an increasingly drastic set of options to handle the changes the crisis might make to their businesses and workforces. Closures and mass layoffs are looming large for many companies, and GCs are seeking out the best advice from their ex...

Treading deep waters: international firms remain key in times of trouble
Treading deep waters: international firms remain key in times of trouble

Treading deep waters: international firms remain key in times of trouble

07 April 2020

During crises, companies in Latin America have historically had to take precautionary measures to sustain their business. As part of LACCA’s landmark research into Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies, Eloise Hardy investigates why international firms are the first port of call for many multinationals in Lati...

Collaboration in a crisis: managing workforces in the wake of covid-19
Collaboration in a crisis: managing workforces in the wake of covid-19

Collaboration in a crisis: managing workforces in the wake of covid-19

24 March 2020

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, Latin American companies are doing all they can to implement emergency contingency measures to effectively manage their workforce and keep business productivity flowing.

In the loop: why communication is key to advocacy
In the loop: why communication is key to advocacy

In the loop: why communication is key to advocacy

10 March 2020

GCs in Latin America are trying to make lobbying a more open and transparent process. As part of our lobbying series, GCs across the region tell LACCA why communicating the intricacies of government relations to those outside the legal department is essential to keep the process of advocacy legitimate.

From lobbying to advocacy: shaping government policy
From lobbying to advocacy: shaping government policy

From lobbying to advocacy: shaping government policy

24 February 2020

New reports that US oil multinationals successfully lobbied policymakers in favour of environmentally harmful legislation have lent credence to the age-old stereotype of lobbyists swarming the White House. But in Latin America the public perception of corporate lobbying can be hostile, something many companies are trying to change. LACCA finds o...