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What can GCs expect from 2020?
What can GCs expect from 2020?

What can GCs expect from 2020?

13 January 2020

The social unrest that struck many Latin American countries last year and slower-than-expected growth across much of the region mean GCs face uncertain times in 2020. There are hopes that market-friendly reforms could boost sluggish economies, giving legal teams increasing responsibility to comply with proposed changes and formulate creati...

Bolivia’s political crisis: then and now
Bolivia’s political crisis: then and now

Bolivia’s political crisis: then and now

13 January 2020

Bolivia plunged into a political crisis after the country’s former leader Evo Morales was forced to step down at the end of 2019, following accusations he committed electoral fraud in October’s election. With an election rerun looming in May, some of the country’s top lawyers reflect on the crisis and predict what might b...

A catch up with mobile game developer Wildlife Studios’ GC
A catch up with mobile game developer Wildlife Studios’ GC

A catch up with mobile game developer Wildlife Studios’ GC

13 January 2020

After a successful stint at e-commerce platform Mercado Livre, Ricardo Dalmaso Marques joined mobile game developer Wildlife Studios as GC at the end of 2019. He catches up with LACCA to discuss a landmark investment deal he has been working on, as well as some of the challenges of working in the world’s fastest growing industry....

Uber banned by Colombian competition authority
Uber banned by Colombian competition authority

Uber banned by Colombian competition authority

13 January 2020

Colombia’s competition authority has banned Uber from operating its ride-hailing service in the country.

The Latin American GC of today
The Latin American GC of today

The Latin American GC of today

20 December 2019

GCs in Latin America today face a dilemma: they’re in a position to help effect their companies’ big picture business strategy by providing legal advice to underpin it, but in reality they are held back by having to spend too much time on day-to-day tasks. Panellists at LACCA’s Annual Regional Conference considered what G...

An uber defence strategy: Litigation Management Award
An uber defence strategy: Litigation Management Award

An uber defence strategy: Litigation Management Award

20 December 2019

Companies such as Uber with disruptive business models can often find themselves at the centre of media, government and labour scandals – as a result, litigation counsel must always have solutions, not just strategies, at their fingertips to maintain the company’s operations. Sandra Monroy, recipient of this year’s...

How to handle compliance breaches at public companies
How to handle compliance breaches at public companies

How to handle compliance breaches at public companies

20 December 2019

Going public widens Latin American companies’ access to capital markets funding, but with more opportunity comes more compliance scrutiny. And that’s where these entities’ legal teams have a starring role to play, heard delegates at LACCA’s affiliate publication Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Capital Markets Conference.

Former Marval associate steps up as Bioceres Crop Solutions GC
Former Marval associate steps up as Bioceres Crop Solutions GC

Former Marval associate steps up as Bioceres Crop Solutions GC

20 December 2019

Just a month after leaving her senior associate position at Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Lucila Escriña tells LACCA that she hopes to tackle complex legal issues in the biopharmaceutical sector – including IP regulation and product registration – in her new role.

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.