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Using tech to innovate: It’s all about making the most of available tools
Using tech to innovate: It’s all about making the most of available tools

Using tech to innovate: It’s all about making the most of available tools

09 December 2019

GCs at LACCA’s regional Miami meeting in October came together to discuss how legal departments can innovate with technology without breaking the bank. The conclusion? Legal teams simply need to be more creative and find ways to maximise the tools they are currently using within the department.

Transactional titans in the face of adversity: LACCA’s Regional Team of the Year
Transactional titans in the face of adversity: LACCA’s Regional Team of the Year

Transactional titans in the face of adversity: LACCA’s Regional Team of the Year

09 December 2019

From managing the aftermath of the Samarco dam disaster, to handling Chile’s longest mining strike in history, to overcoming threats to ban mining activities, BHP Mineral America’s legal team has had to juggle a lot, while also flexing its transactional muscle throughout the region. LACCA speaks to legal vice president Nicolas Lustig and Chilean...

Inditex appoints new GC in Mexico
Inditex appoints new GC in Mexico

Inditex appoints new GC in Mexico

09 December 2019

Three months after her move to Spanish retail giant Inditex’s Mexico City base, Daniela Falfán talks to LACCA about how she approaches unpredictable changes in the law and her plans to implement new legal procedures in her role as general counsel and compliance officer at Inditex Mexico.

Companies versus employees: managing tensions in investigations
Companies versus employees: managing tensions in investigations

Companies versus employees: managing tensions in investigations

09 December 2019

In government investigations, the interests of companies and their employees sometimes diverge: a company may wish to self-report, whereas individual employees might be less inclined to cooperate.

Leading in a crisis: GC of the Year
Leading in a crisis: GC of the Year

Leading in a crisis: GC of the Year

09 December 2019

Successfully managing the initial corporate response to the biggest socio-environmental disaster in Brazil’s history requires an exceptional ability to juggle legal, reputational and humanitarian issues. LACCA speaks to Alexandre D’Ambrosio, GC at Vale about his skill in taking public responsibility and showing contrition,...

Disruptive business models and regulatory landmines
Disruptive business models and regulatory landmines

Disruptive business models and regulatory landmines

25 November 2019

When technological advancements outpace the ability of laws and regulations to keep up, GCs working in some of the most innovative companies can face an almost herculean task to help their businesses survive. Panellists at LACCA’s regional meeting in Miami discussed how legal teams in disruptive companies can best manage the traps of regulatory ...

Lawyers discuss Brazil’s landmark pension reform
Lawyers discuss Brazil’s landmark pension reform

Lawyers discuss Brazil’s landmark pension reform

25 November 2019

Last month, Brazil’s Senate passed the final amendments to a much-debated pension reform that aims to totally overhaul the country’s social security system by raising the retirement age and increasing workers’ pension contributions. While the reform has been criticised by unions, GCs suggest the move may provide a much-neede...

How to combat discrimination in the workplace
How to combat discrimination in the workplace

How to combat discrimination in the workplace

25 November 2019

Diversity has not always been a top priority at many Latin American companies, but times are changing. More and more businesses have an increasingly diversified workforce. As a result, employers need to be more receptive to the challenges a more diverse workforce can face – or risk consequences down the line. Panellists at Latin Lawyer Live 6th ...

Movers & shakers – 26 November
Movers & shakers – 26 November

Movers & shakers – 26 November

25 November 2019

In this week’s movers and shakers, several key players make waves in the tech, real estate and finance industries.

IRS chief counsel to keynote Latin Lawyer Tax – in-house go free!
IRS chief counsel to keynote Latin Lawyer Tax – in-house go free!

IRS chief counsel to keynote Latin Lawyer Tax – in-house go free!

25 November 2019

Peter Blessing, head of international and foreign law tax matters at the US Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) office of chief counsel, will give the morning keynote at Latin Lawyer Live 4th Annual Tax, which takes place at Omni Berkshire Place in New York on 2 December.

GCs value career opportunities over salary
GCs value career opportunities over salary

GCs value career opportunities over salary

25 November 2019

LACCA’s latest research into in-house compensation across Latin America reveals that when it comes to priorities, the majority of GCs value growth as a professional, opportunities for career progression and satisfaction with the culture and work environment over salaries and bonuses.

A persistent problem
A persistent problem

A persistent problem

25 November 2019

While Latin American governments have been making strides to equal the playing field between men and women in the business sector, gender discrimination remains alive and well in the in-house legal profession according to LACCA’s latest research, which shows women continue to receive lower wages and face fewer career progression opportunities.