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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.

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

04 August 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...

Furlough or flounder? LatAm's government subsidy schemes
Furlough or flounder? LatAm's government subsidy schemes

Furlough or flounder? LatAm's government subsidy schemes

27 July 2020

It is an old egalitarian principle to leave no one behind. But structural inequalities, lack of political will and a huge percentage of informal workers in Latin America means that not everyone is legally protected by government furlough schemes during the covid-19 pandemic.

Microsoft and IDB join forces for digital covid-19 solution
Microsoft and IDB join forces for digital covid-19 solution

Microsoft and IDB join forces for digital covid-19 solution

27 July 2020

Tech giant Microsoft and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have teamed up once again to provide a digital cloud solution to Latin American governments that will help companies and legal teams continue carrying out administrative tasks during the covid-19 pandemic despite lockdown measures.

Former Odebrecht lawyer Adriano Maia talks new chapters
Former Odebrecht lawyer Adriano Maia talks new chapters

Former Odebrecht lawyer Adriano Maia talks new chapters

27 July 2020

Adriano Maia left behind an in-house career at the Odebrecht Group to found his own law firm last year. He tells LACCA what is was like helming legal for Odebrecht during testing times, how GCs can weather any storm – from covid-19 to corruption – and what they should demand from external counsel to build a strong business strategy, whatever the...

Labouring over Argentina’s new employment scenario
Labouring over Argentina’s new employment scenario

Labouring over Argentina’s new employment scenario

27 July 2020

The employment paradigm in Argentina has shifted as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, and legal teams have new labour issues to handle. But what has shaped the “new normal” for labour lawyers and how can they handle it? Alejandro Liporace, labour relations legal manager at energy company YPF, investigates.

A fresh pair of eyes: working with non-legal professionals
A fresh pair of eyes: working with non-legal professionals

A fresh pair of eyes: working with non-legal professionals

13 July 2020

Taking a multifaceted approach to problem solving is known to cultivate better results in the workplace. Likewise, legal teams that benefit from different perspectives can be valuable assets for their business. LACCA spoke to in-house counsel about the pros and cons of having non-legal professionals in company legal departments, as well as other...

Mexico introduces digital service tax on foreign companies
Mexico introduces digital service tax on foreign companies

Mexico introduces digital service tax on foreign companies

13 July 2020

Foreign businesses providing digital services to Mexican customers now face 16% VAT and new tax and compliance obligations. Lawyers discuss who exactly this new tax regime applies to and highlight what legal teams should be prioritising to overcome new hurdles.

Take part in LACCA’s legal budget survey
Take part in LACCA’s legal budget survey

Take part in LACCA’s legal budget survey

13 July 2020

There is still time to take part in LACCA’s 2020 regionwide legal budget survey – read on to find out more.