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When would you pay a premium for your lawyers?
When would you pay a premium for your lawyers?

When would you pay a premium for your lawyers?

08 December 2011

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.

Contribute to Latin Lawyer 250
Contribute to Latin Lawyer 250

Contribute to Latin Lawyer 250

08 December 2011

There is still time to contribute to our directory of leading law firms, the Latin Lawyer 250 – tell us in confidence now which firms you like to work with in the region.

Tapping into talent
Tapping into talent

Tapping into talent

02 December 2011

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

Brazilian salaries set to rise - again
Brazilian salaries set to rise - again

Brazilian salaries set to rise - again

01 December 2011

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

Compliance challenges
Compliance challenges

Compliance challenges

24 November 2011

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

The new normal
The new normal

The new normal

22 November 2011

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

On track: spotlight on Orient-Express
On track: spotlight on Orient-Express

On track: spotlight on Orient-Express

11 November 2011

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’

Corporate counsel predict Brazil will exceed China in legal needs
Corporate counsel predict Brazil will exceed China in legal needs

Corporate counsel predict Brazil will exceed China in legal needs

10 November 2011

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.

TNK-BP/HRT US$1 billion deal 'demonstrates importance' of Brazil’s oil & gas sector
TNK-BP/HRT US$1 billion deal 'demonstrates importance' of Brazil’s oil & gas sector

TNK-BP/HRT US$1 billion deal 'demonstrates importance' of Brazil’s oil & gas sector

09 November 2011

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.

How to control your spending – and your law firm
How to control your spending – and your law firm

How to control your spending – and your law firm

31 October 2011

Last month Pam Woldow, GC and consultant at Edge International, spoke to regional counsel in Miami about maximising value for their corporations

Bimbo butters up the European bread market
Bimbo butters up the European bread market

Bimbo butters up the European bread market

28 October 2011

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.

Welcome LACCA new members
Welcome LACCA new members

Welcome LACCA new members

25 October 2011

LACCA would like to welcome this month’s new members, from Rabobank, Royal&Sun Alliance, Pfizer, AEI, Delphi, Proctor & Gamble, Citibank, and more.