Leading in-house, international and Latin American lawyers discussed the mechanics of external counsel fees in M&A deals at Latin Lawyer’s Second Annual M&A Conference on Tuesday in São Paulo.
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With Brazil’s economy booming, corporations are finding it hard to keep up with firm salaries that are sweetened by tax-free dividends. At a recent LACCA meeting, in-house counsel went in search of solutions
Legal salaries are set to stay on a high in Brazil next year, say two studies by legal recruiters, who advise offering lawyers up to US$260,000 annually before bonuses
In-house counsel are facing new challenges as compliance becomes a priority globally. Rosie Scammell talks to in-house lawyers and strategists about how they are working in this new regulatory age
With the death toll reaching 40,000 since president Felipe Calderón launched a war on drugs in 2006, it is little wonder that security is an ever bigger concern for GCs in Mexico. But the figures distract from the reality, say some LACCA members
In the decade since Orient-Express steamrolled into Peru, legal director Raul Galdo has been on hand through acquisitions, competition challenges, and local licensing. He speaks to Rosie Scammell about ‘a journey like no other’
A survey released last week by law firm association Lex Mundi and information services company LexisNexis has put Brazil ahead of China and Western Europe in anticipated needs by corporate counsel.
The US$1 billion joint operation agreement with TNK-BP is “of great importance not only for our company but also for the Brazilian oil and gas industry” says an in-house lawyer that worked on the deal with the Russian company.
Last month Pam Woldow, GC and consultant at Edge International, spoke to regional counsel in Miami about maximising value for their corporations
Earlier this month global bread brand Grupo Bimbo entered the turbulent European market with its acquisition of Sara Lee’s Spanish and Portuguese bakery businesses. But company GC Luis Briola is confident that taking advantage of a cheaper bakery sale is the right move for Bimbo.
LACCA would like to welcome this month’s new members, from Rabobank, Royal&Sun Alliance, Pfizer, AEI, Delphi, Proctor & Gamble, Citibank, and more.