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Brazilian in-house lawyers open infrastructure boutique
Brazilian in-house lawyers open infrastructure boutique

Brazilian in-house lawyers open infrastructure boutique

21 January 2021

Two former in-house lawyers, who have previously held positions in the energy sector and regulatory agencies, have launched a boutique in São Paulo focusing on energy, infrastructure and public law.

GC of the Year: the road to success
GC of the Year: the road to success

GC of the Year: the road to success

13 January 2021

Head of legal and compliance at infrastructure group Arteris and winner of LACCA’s General Counsel of the Year Award, Flávia Tâmega shares insights on the legal strategy that helped her business navigate one of the sectors worst-hit by the pandemic.

Regional Team of the Year: consolidating during covid-19
Regional Team of the Year: consolidating during covid-19

Regional Team of the Year: consolidating during covid-19

13 January 2021

A huge increase in consumer demand and a joint venture with fellow pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has meant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)’s regional legal department has had a lot thrown at them in recent months. It is no easy feat juggling such diverse legal responsibilities while working remotely during a pandemic, but GSK’s team – winners of LACCA’s Reg...

ESG Award: making inequality a business problem
ESG Award: making inequality a business problem

ESG Award: making inequality a business problem

13 January 2021

Consumers and investors are becoming much more conscientious about the kinds of businesses they interact with. In turn, more and more companies are positioning sustainability and social responsibility at their core. But for Ianda Lopes, legal counsel at General Electric Renewables, making a social impact goes further. Her mentoring initiative to...

Dealmaker of the Year: top tips for M&A
Dealmaker of the Year: top tips for M&A

Dealmaker of the Year: top tips for M&A

13 January 2021

Francisco Pinilla, regional legal director of product and commercial for Latin America at Uber, wins LACCA’s Dealmaker of the Year Award. He was a driving force behind the ride-hailing app’s mega tie-up with Chilean grocery delivery counterpart Cornershop. He shares his top tips for inking deals and taking stakeholder management seriously.

Rising Star of the Year: aiming high
Rising Star of the Year: aiming high

Rising Star of the Year: aiming high

13 January 2021

Playing a pivotal role in some of global software group Intel’s cross-border transactions in the region, legal director Carlos Rivas has a flair for tech M&A and an eye for detail that helps him stand out from his peers. He is the deserving winner of LACCA’s Rising Star of the Year award.  

Litigation Officer of the Year: when disputes meet tech
Litigation Officer of the Year: when disputes meet tech

Litigation Officer of the Year: when disputes meet tech

13 January 2021

Dispute resolution is often costly, timely and distracts legal teams from other pressing issues that need their attention. Avoiding disputes in the first place is a priority for corporate counsel who value their consumers and stakeholders. Cintia Hutchinson, head of legal at Cetelem, has combined litigation management with technology to approach...

Compliance Officer of the Year: no time for complacency
Compliance Officer of the Year: no time for complacency

Compliance Officer of the Year: no time for complacency

13 January 2021

Striking a balance between a robust compliance programme and business flexibility is one of the hardest tasks for any legal team. Chilean pulp producer Arauco’s chief compliance officer, Camilo Naranjo Arias, helped roll out his company’s global compliance programme from its Chilean headquarters, marrying up different requirements across borders...

Who are LACCA's In-House Counsel Award Winners?
Who are LACCA's In-House Counsel Award Winners?

Who are LACCA's In-House Counsel Award Winners?

13 January 2021

We reveal the winners in our latest LACCA awards season, including General Counsel of the Year and Regional Team of the Year, plus our newest award recognising Environmental, Social and Governance efforts.

How to never waste a good crisis
How to never waste a good crisis

How to never waste a good crisis

16 December 2020

Lawyers love to prepare them but never want to need them. Crisis management plans are a vital part of company legal departments’ responsibilities, though shaping them to handle the unexpected is a difficult task. Panellists at LACCA’s Virtual Series explored the damage control measures legal teams can take to avoid the litigious side effects of ...

A new dawn for labour and employment issues
A new dawn for labour and employment issues

A new dawn for labour and employment issues

16 December 2020

The unprecedented challenges surrounding the covid-19 pandemic have unearthed a new era of labour disputes. Unclear labour regulation, misuse of health data and frayed relations stemming from virtual people management missteps are some of the main sore spots spurring the current swell of labour claims, agreed panellists at LACCA’s Virtual Series.

The age of tech has arrived
The age of tech has arrived

The age of tech has arrived

16 December 2020

Working from home and having to digitalise office spaces in light of covid-19 restrictions means lawyers must embrace technology in their work and their departmental structures, rather than fear it.