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More responsibilities, less budget, and learning to juggle the two
More responsibilities, less budget, and learning to juggle the two

More responsibilities, less budget, and learning to juggle the two

05 October 2020

Doing more with less is a tough challenge. LACCA’s latest legal spend survey found most in-house teams have reduced their legal budget in the last year, a period when workloads have increased and the complexity of legal issues facing companies has deepened as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. Balancing less budget with more responsibilities has...

Top tips for securing the legal budget your team needs
Top tips for securing the legal budget your team needs

Top tips for securing the legal budget your team needs

05 October 2020

Convincing business leaders to approve proposed budgets for legal departments can be one of the harder tasks of a GC. LACCA’s legal spend survey shows that while most GCs are happy with the budget they receive, there is still room for improvement. The region’s in-house community shares their tried-and-tested methods for securing the budgets they...

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

05 October 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?

05 October 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...

Who are Latin America’s most recommended private practice lawyers?
Who are Latin America’s most recommended private practice lawyers?

Who are Latin America’s most recommended private practice lawyers?

05 October 2020

LACCA has published its latest Approved list, a directory of the region’s most popular private practice lawyers, as voted for by our Latin American in-house counsel community.

Greater banking digitalisation a top priority, says Sabadell legal director
Greater banking digitalisation a top priority, says Sabadell legal director

Greater banking digitalisation a top priority, says Sabadell legal director

05 October 2020

The covid-19 crisis has accelerated the need for more digitalisation in the banking sector, says Luis Alberto Cárdenas Díaz, the director of legal business for Banco Sabadell in Mexico, as well as for more efficient use of legal resources both in-house and by outside counsel. These are now immediate priorities for the banking sector, he says.

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.