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Diverse drilling
Diverse drilling

Diverse drilling

28 December 2011

Ricardo Colmenter, regional counsel at oil services company Weatherford International, talks about the changing legal landscape in Latin America

Balancing on the border: Diageo in the Andean region
Balancing on the border: Diageo in the Andean region

Balancing on the border: Diageo in the Andean region

07 December 2011

As Andean head for global drinks company Diageo, Ines Bahachille is the legal mind behind brands such as Smirnoff and Guinness. She talks about how in-house offers a better work-life balance

Tapping into talent
Tapping into talent

Tapping into talent

02 December 2011

With Brazil’s economy booming, corporations are finding it hard to keep up with firm salaries that are sweetened by tax-free dividends. At a recent LACCA meeting, in-house counsel went in search of solutions

Brazilian salaries set to rise - again
Brazilian salaries set to rise - again

Brazilian salaries set to rise - again

01 December 2011

Legal salaries are set to stay on a high in Brazil next year, say two studies by legal recruiters, who advise offering lawyers up to US$260,000 annually before bonuses

Compliance challenges
Compliance challenges

Compliance challenges

24 November 2011

In-house counsel are facing new challenges as compliance becomes a priority globally. Rosie Scammell talks to in-house lawyers and strategists about how they are working in this new regulatory age

The power of being understood
The power of being understood

The power of being understood

23 November 2011

Lawyers have a reputation for using impenetrable language, but particularly in the in-house world being understood by a wide range of people is essential. Rosie Scammell reports on one consultant’s solution

The new normal
The new normal

The new normal

22 November 2011

With the death toll reaching 40,000 since president Felipe Calderón launched a war on drugs in 2006, it is little wonder that security is an ever bigger concern for GCs in Mexico. But the figures distract from the reality, say some LACCA members

On track: spotlight on Orient-Express
On track: spotlight on Orient-Express

On track: spotlight on Orient-Express

11 November 2011

In the decade since Orient-Express steamrolled into Peru, legal director Raul Galdo has been on hand through acquisitions, competition challenges, and local licensing. He speaks to Rosie Scammell about ‘a journey like no other’

How to control your spending – and your law firm
How to control your spending – and your law firm

How to control your spending – and your law firm

31 October 2011

Last month Pam Woldow, GC and consultant at Edge International, spoke to regional counsel in Miami about maximising value for their corporations

LACCA Miami – meeting report
LACCA Miami – meeting report

LACCA Miami – meeting report

25 October 2011

LACCA's regional meeting in Miami featured 40 general counsel from across the region, and a lively discussion across a range of topics. Clare Bolton and Rosie Scammell report

A personal paper choice
A personal paper choice

A personal paper choice

19 October 2011

Sergio Ribeiro, general legal counsel at cigarette paper company Schweitzer-Mauduit International, speaks to Rosie Scammell about returning to the tobacco industry after a thirty year break

The man from Del Monte
The man from Del Monte

The man from Del Monte

12 October 2011

Phillip Brazlavsky, associate general counsel for Del Monte Fresh Produce, talks to Rosie Scammell about his team's work in Latin America