GCs from major companies across Latin America and the US gathered in Miami last week for LACCA’s 11th regional meeting to discuss some of the biggest issues currently affecting legal teams, including disruptive technologies, crisis management, regulatory hurdles, employee privacy matters and the challenges GCs contend with in today’s markets.
Electronics and manufacturing joint venture Midea Carrier has hired Francine Bolutavicius as its new GC for South America. She tells LACCA about the specific challenges faced by legal teams working in joint ventures (JVs) and how regional GCs need to strike the right balance when overseeing multiple jurisdictions.
For many in-house lawyers, there comes a time when they must step up to the new challenge of leading a legal team to success. LACCA speaks to those who have made this transition to a leadership role to find out why learning on the job is the best training and how lawyers can best prepare for the hurdles legal managers often face within their team.
Senior in-house counsel from Vale, Uber, Samsung, Acciona and adidas alongside regional legal departments from BHP and Diageo were all winners at the 6th LACCA Awards Ceremony, held last Thursday evening in Miami.
After two years as a legal counsel at transport giant Uber, Ana Paula Padilla has joined credit rating agency Moody’s, to lead its government and public affairs department in Latin America. She speaks to LACCA about the effects of politics on region’s regulatory landscape and why her experience in the gig-economy will be useful...
The Uruguayan government has passed a reform to criminalise certain anti-competitive practices and implement a new premerger control threshold. While corporate counsel from across the region have praised the measure, there are doubts as to whether the measure has gone far enough to eradicate monopolies in the market.
As the strategic importance of company legal departments continues to grow, Latin American GCs say that when it comes to training, the best approach is a truly holistic one that is tailored to a company’s specific goals and needs.
Brazilian all-female in-house networking group Jurídico de Saias – whose name translates as “Legal in Skirts” –have joined forces with a Brazilian university to launch a pilot mentorship programme aimed at guiding female Afro-Brazilian law students through their careers. Some of the network’s members spoke to LACCA about the new programme, and ...
Four months into her new role as legal director at PepsiCo, Adriana Cardinali tells LACCA about her plans to increase the visibility of the legal department within the business to highlight its strategic value.
As Guatemala becomes the latest Latin American country to ban single-use plastic products, local lawyers say legal departments will be essential to ensuring their companies comply with new obligations and can transition to more sustainable ways of operating.
Peru’s competition authority has released new compliance and rewards draft guidelines, marking the first time a Latin American enforcer has adopted whistleblower guidelines.