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Inside a Brazilian private equity fund
Inside a Brazilian private equity fund

Inside a Brazilian private equity fund

02 June 2011

Marieke Breijer talks to Marcos Lucena, a lawyer as well as a senior investment analyst at Mercatto Capital Partners in Brazil, about the balance between responsibilities in his dual role

No dull ambition
No dull ambition

No dull ambition

02 June 2011

After ten years at Baker & McKenzie, Valeria Chapa moved in-house to become Honeywell's general counsel for Latin America. Here she talks to Marieke Breijer, explaining what it's like to start afresh, and sets out her way forward

The lawyers who like to say 'yes'
The lawyers who like to say 'yes'

The lawyers who like to say 'yes'

18 April 2011

Finding a safe and successful route for business is the key for being at the heart of your company, concluded Latin American Corporate Counsel Association members at recent meetings in Buenos Aires, Lima and São Paulo. Marieke Breijer and Clare Bolton report

LACCA Buenos Aires - meeting report
LACCA Buenos Aires - meeting report

LACCA Buenos Aires - meeting report

18 April 2011

A recent Latin American Corporate Counsel Association event in Argentina looked at how a competitive marketplace has kept prices down, and the problems with outsourcing

Cementing success
Cementing success

Cementing success

18 April 2011

Luciana de Morais Ferreira joined Lafarge as general counsel for Brazil last December, after 13 years as in-house counsel to mining company Vale. Here she talks to Marieke Breijer about her first three months at the world's largest cement producer and her plans for its Brazilian in-house team.

A blessing or a burden?
A blessing or a burden?

A blessing or a burden?

18 April 2011

Does the trend for a regional service by law firms in Central America really meet the in-house counsel's needs? Emiliano Mellino canvassed opinions at a recent Central American meeting of LACCA

"Profitability with tranquility"
"Profitability with tranquility"

"Profitability with tranquility"

18 April 2011

Mauricio Atri of Tyco in Mexico describes how he thinks commercial growth with risk avoidance underpins his approach at this varied multinational

Energy storage in Latin America: A discussion that needs to take off
Energy storage in Latin America: A discussion that needs to take off

Energy storage in Latin America: A discussion that needs to take off

18 April 2011

Martin Lythgoe, associate general counsel of Duke Energy, argues that policymakers and regulators need to start focusing on the essential question of energy storage

No such thing as a free lunch
No such thing as a free lunch

No such thing as a free lunch

11 February 2011

Alarm bells start ringing if a law firm's quote is too low and receiving wildly different quotes from similar firms is just disappointing, so honesty is always the best policy argue in-house counsel at a recent roundtable in Mexico