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Collaboration in a crisis: managing workforces in the wake of covid-19
Collaboration in a crisis: managing workforces in the wake of covid-19

Collaboration in a crisis: managing workforces in the wake of covid-19

24 March 2020

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, Latin American companies are doing all they can to implement emergency contingency measures to effectively manage their workforce and keep business productivity flowing.

How important is a law firm’s regional footprint to GCs?
How important is a law firm’s regional footprint to GCs?

How important is a law firm’s regional footprint to GCs?

24 March 2020

A majority of in-house counsel say that whether or not a law firm has a presence in more than one Latin American jurisdiction is not important to them when deciding who they hire. But in today’s globalised markets, for some clients there is real value in a regional law firm. We speak to GCs about the benefits – and setbacks &nd...

Looking for attention: hiring boutiques as external counsel
Looking for attention: hiring boutiques as external counsel

Looking for attention: hiring boutiques as external counsel

24 March 2020

LACCA’s research into "Who Represents Latin America's Biggest Companies" reveals that the region’s boutique firms often appeal to companies from highly regulated industries who are looking for specialised advice.

Navigating Peru's start-up scene
Navigating Peru's start-up scene

Navigating Peru's start-up scene

24 March 2020

Jorge Luis Conde Granados, founder of Peruvian boutique firm Conde & Granados, tells LACCA how legal teams at Peruvian start-ups can most effectively help their businesses grow and how to prepare for legislative changes targeting these kinds of companies.   

Who are LACCA’s Thought Leaders 2020?
Who are LACCA’s Thought Leaders 2020?

Who are LACCA’s Thought Leaders 2020?

24 March 2020

Knowing which external lawyers to hire can be a challenge for GCs, particularly as the market continues to be increasingly competitive. The results from LACCA’s Thought Leaders 2020 research reveal some of Latin America’s best private practice lawyers as voted for by in-house counsel.

Which law firms do Latin America’s biggest companies like best?
Which law firms do Latin America’s biggest companies like best?

Which law firms do Latin America’s biggest companies like best?

10 March 2020

Things are never plain sailing in Latin America. As 2019 demonstrated, even the most stable jurisdictions are not immune to crisis. In the latest edition of LACCA’s landmark research, Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies, we reveal the most popular law firms among the 100 largest corporates operating in the r...

Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2019: the full list
Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2019: the full list

Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2019: the full list

10 March 2020

Each year, LACCA conducts detailed research into which law firms represent Latin America’s largest 100 companies, as ranked by revenue. These tables show which companies make up our top 100, and also which law firms represent them, both region-wide and in different jurisdictions.

In the loop: why communication is key to advocacy
In the loop: why communication is key to advocacy

In the loop: why communication is key to advocacy

10 March 2020

GCs in Latin America are trying to make lobbying a more open and transparent process. As part of our lobbying series, GCs across the region tell LACCA why communicating the intricacies of government relations to those outside the legal department is essential to keep the process of advocacy legitimate.

How should employers in Mexico and Brazil manage the covid-19 outbreak?
How should employers in Mexico and Brazil manage the covid-19 outbreak?

How should employers in Mexico and Brazil manage the covid-19 outbreak?

10 March 2020

In late February Brazil reported the first case of covid-19 – the respiratory disease sweeping the globe – in Latin America. LACCA contacted lawyers at the Mexican and Brazilian member firms of Ius Laboris, the world’s largest HR and employment law firm alliance, to get guidance on some of the most frequently asked ques...

PetroEcuador is not a victim, federal judge rules
PetroEcuador is not a victim, federal judge rules

PetroEcuador is not a victim, federal judge rules

10 March 2020

On 3 March, US District Judge Rodney Smith in Fort Lauderdale told Ecuador’s state-owned oil company, PetroEcuador, that it cannot be considered a victim of a bribery scheme.

From lobbying to advocacy: shaping government policy
From lobbying to advocacy: shaping government policy

From lobbying to advocacy: shaping government policy

24 February 2020

New reports that US oil multinationals successfully lobbied policymakers in favour of environmentally harmful legislation have lent credence to the age-old stereotype of lobbyists swarming the White House. But in Latin America the public perception of corporate lobbying can be hostile, something many companies are trying to change. LACCA f...

What does USMCA mean for Mexico’s workforce?
What does USMCA mean for Mexico’s workforce?

What does USMCA mean for Mexico’s workforce?

24 February 2020

Some in-house counsel have hailed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)’s labour requirements as a victory for Mexican workers, but others are concerned they could leave companies worse off. LACCA finds out how Mexico’s new standards will impact local and international businesses and what legal teams should be doing...