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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 f...

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...

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...

Seeing the potential: Dealmaker of the Year
Seeing the potential: Dealmaker of the Year

Seeing the potential: Dealmaker of the Year

12 November 2019

Having successfully led more than 30 M&A transactions, two VAT financings deals, and the first South American ESG credit deal for renewables company Acciona in Chile, LACCA’s Dealmaker of the Year Fernando Beguiristáin speaks to Eloise Hardy about his work helping to expand the company’s portfolio in Latin America and establishing the business a...

New member profile: Deputy head of legal for South America at Acciona Energía
New member profile: Deputy head of legal for South America at Acciona Energía

New member profile: Deputy head of legal for South America at Acciona Energía

30 September 2019

Felipe Olivares Mercado tells LACCA about how he helped set up Acciona’s activities in Chile and his love for seeing legal projects through to the end.

New member profile: Legal counsel at Casa dos Ventos Energias Renováveis
New member profile: Legal counsel at Casa dos Ventos Energias Renováveis

New member profile: Legal counsel at Casa dos Ventos Energias Renováveis

30 September 2019

Silvia Fiszman tells LACCA about keeping up-to-date with new developments in the renewable energy sector and helping her company operate as sustainably as possible.

A rising star
A rising star

A rising star

29 September 2019

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.

New member profile: Legal executive manager at BRF
New member profile: Legal executive manager at BRF

New member profile: Legal executive manager at BRF

20 August 2019

Antonio Godoy, legal executive manager at global food company BRF in Brazil tells LACCA about the legal uncertainty caused by Brazil’s regulatory environment.

New member profile: Legal business partner at Corporación Multi Inversiones
New member profile: Legal business partner at Corporación Multi Inversiones

New member profile: Legal business partner at Corporación Multi Inversiones

12 August 2019

José Antonio Medrano tells LACCA about the diverse and daily challenges he faces at agro-industrial multinational Corporación Multi Inversiones, and why Guatemalans must change their attitudes towards compliance.  

New member profile: Executive VP, CLO and corporate secretary at BLADEX
New member profile: Executive VP, CLO and corporate secretary at BLADEX

New member profile: Executive VP, CLO and corporate secretary at BLADEX

06 August 2019

Jorge Luis Real tells LACCA about  facing off regulatory difficulties in the Panamanian banking sector and the importance of mapping legal risks.

New member profile: Chief legal counsel for JLL in Greater Latin America and Brazil
New member profile: Chief legal counsel for JLL in Greater Latin America and Brazil

New member profile: Chief legal counsel for JLL in Greater Latin America and Brazil

15 July 2019

LACCA interviews new member Aline Assis Coloni about the special projects her department has been focused on, as well as the institutional gender bias she has worked against throughout her career.

New member profile: Legal counsel at pharmaceutical giant Bayer
New member profile: Legal counsel at pharmaceutical giant Bayer

New member profile: Legal counsel at pharmaceutical giant Bayer

24 June 2019

Thiago Medeiros Braga tells LACCA about how Bayer’s matter management system has improved efficiency in his department and why the best in-house counsel are those that continuously learn on the job.