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The art of negotiation: finding the middle ground for law firm fees
The art of negotiation: finding the middle ground for law firm fees

The art of negotiation: finding the middle ground for law firm fees

08 September 2020

LACCA’s latest research into in-house teams’ legal spend shows companies prefer not to pay firms by the hour, but still have to use this fee structure for a significant proportion of the work they hire external counsel for. Against a backdrop of heightened widespread financial uncertainty, how can in-house teams negotiate the best deal with law ...

Why are companies sidelining cybersecurity?
Why are companies sidelining cybersecurity?

Why are companies sidelining cybersecurity?

08 September 2020

LACCA’s legal spend survey found a large discrepancy between what in-house departments spend on technology and the amount they dedicate to cybersecurity. As companies strive to keep their businesses fully operational during the covid-19 pandemic, investing in cybersecurity is not high up o...

New regulations in Mexico shine spotlight on employee well-being
New regulations in Mexico shine spotlight on employee well-being

New regulations in Mexico shine spotlight on employee well-being

08 September 2020

The clock is ticking for Mexican companies to comply with new regulations designed to improve the mental welfare of employees. Ahead of the deadline to comply in October, companies that might have pushed aside the new requirements to focus on covid-19 health and safety regulations must now catch up or risk potentially hefty fines.

Updated: LACCA and Latin Lawyer's covid-19 information hub
Updated: LACCA and Latin Lawyer's covid-19 information hub

Updated: LACCA and Latin Lawyer's covid-19 information hub

08 September 2020

In response to the unprecedented impact of covid-19, LACCA and Latin Lawyer have launched a free-to-view and regularly updated information hub. Read about legislation and official communic...

Reach for the KPIs: how do legal teams measure performance?
Reach for the KPIs: how do legal teams measure performance?

Reach for the KPIs: how do legal teams measure performance?

25 August 2020

Latin American legal teams have traditionally shunned key performance indicators (KPIs), often leaving them to professions that more easily lend themselves to quantitative criteria, such as sales roles. But times are changing, and in-house counsel are finding real value in using qualitative KPIs as management tools to improve efficiency. Decidin...

Exploring the minimum wage across Latin America
Exploring the minimum wage across Latin America

Exploring the minimum wage across Latin America

25 August 2020

Most countries have a national minimum wage in some form. For legal teams at both local businesses and multinational corporations across several jurisdictions, keeping up with minimum wage requirements can be tricky. In this article, LACCA turns to member firms of Ius Laboris, the world’s largest HR and employment law firm alliance, to provide a...

Why are distressed LatAm companies seeking US insolvency protection?
Why are distressed LatAm companies seeking US insolvency protection?

Why are distressed LatAm companies seeking US insolvency protection?

25 August 2020

As companies continue to be pinched by pressures brought about by the covid-19 crisis, María Luisa Cánovas and Dan Moss explain why US insolvency protection can offer struggling Latin American corporations a lifeline.

Movers & shakers – 25 August
Movers & shakers – 25 August

Movers & shakers – 25 August

25 August 2020

This August edition of movers & shakers sees changes in the insurance, pharmaceutical and construction sectors across Latin America.

From GC to CEO: in-house lawyers’ c-suite ambitions
From GC to CEO: in-house lawyers’ c-suite ambitions

From GC to CEO: in-house lawyers’ c-suite ambitions

10 August 2020

Some legal counsel eye up the c-suite of their company wondering if they have what it takes to join them. But the prospect of moving to such an influential management role can be daunting. Lawyers have many of the skills required to be an excellent business leader, so what’s holding them back?

Legal director of Brazilian telecoms group talks breaking new ground
Legal director of Brazilian telecoms group talks breaking new ground

Legal director of Brazilian telecoms group talks breaking new ground

10 August 2020

Ana Beatriz Lindoso is at the helm of new telecoms group Viasat’s legal team, which is seeking to become the first company in Brazil to offer internet services across the whole country by the end of 2020 – no easy feat given the nuances of each state. She tells LACCA about the legal processes behind this project and explains why she made the mov...

Cimed's new senior legal manager on joining pharma amid covid-19
Cimed's new senior legal manager on joining pharma amid covid-19

Cimed's new senior legal manager on joining pharma amid covid-19

10 August 2020

What a time to have entered the pharmaceuticals industry, during a global pandemic. Just over two months into his new role as Cimed’s senior legal manager, Benedito Villela tells LACCA about adapting to new ways of working in a crisis and shares how Cimed’s legal team is protecting the company from counterfeit competition.

Former insurance CEO admits Ecuador bribery
Former insurance CEO admits Ecuador bribery

Former insurance CEO admits Ecuador bribery

10 August 2020

The former CEO of the Colombian subsidiary of UK insurance company Jardine Lloyd Thompson has pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to bribe Ecuadorian officials.