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Dow appoints new LatAm GC
Dow appoints new LatAm GC

Dow appoints new LatAm GC

25 May 2011

Dow Chemical has appointed an Argentine to head its legal department in Latin America.

JBS in-house leaves for private practice
JBS in-house leaves for private practice

JBS in-house leaves for private practice

07 May 2011

José Romeu Garcia do Amaral, the former executive legal director at food producer JBS, has become the first business law partner in the São Paulo office of Rio de Janeiro-based firm Bichara, Barata, Costa & Rocha Advogados. Francisco de Assis e Silva remains the general counsel at JBS.

Former Noble counsel moves to Felsberg
Former Noble counsel moves to Felsberg

Former Noble counsel moves to Felsberg

26 April 2011

Former Noble Brasil general counsel has taken up a partner position at Felsberg, Pedretti e Mannrich Advogados e Consultores Legais.

The lawyers who like to say 'yes'
The lawyers who like to say 'yes'

The lawyers who like to say 'yes'

18 April 2011

Finding a safe and successful route for business is the key for being at the heart of your company, concluded Latin American Corporate Counsel Association members at recent meetings in Buenos Aires, Lima and São Paulo. Marieke Breijer and Clare Bolton report

LACCA Buenos Aires - meeting report
LACCA Buenos Aires - meeting report

LACCA Buenos Aires - meeting report

18 April 2011

A recent Latin American Corporate Counsel Association event in Argentina looked at how a competitive marketplace has kept prices down, and the problems with outsourcing

Cementing success
Cementing success

Cementing success

18 April 2011

Luciana de Morais Ferreira joined Lafarge as general counsel for Brazil last December, after 13 years as in-house counsel to mining company Vale. Here she talks to Marieke Breijer about her first three months at the world's largest cement producer and her plans for its Brazilian in-house team.

A blessing or a burden?
A blessing or a burden?

A blessing or a burden?

18 April 2011

Does the trend for a regional service by law firms in Central America really meet the in-house counsel's needs? Emiliano Mellino canvassed opinions at a recent Central American meeting of LACCA

New Latin Lawyer 250 launched
New Latin Lawyer 250 launched

New Latin Lawyer 250 launched

18 April 2011

The 2011 edition of the Latin Lawyer 250, the guide to Latin America's leading business law firms, has been published and is available free to LACCA members on this site.

"Credibility is critical" say in-house lawyers in Peru
"Credibility is critical" say in-house lawyers in Peru

"Credibility is critical" say in-house lawyers in Peru

17 March 2011

Lawyers from leading companies with a presence in Peru came together yesterday to discuss current issues at the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association's Lima meeting.

In-house counsel interview: W Davis Smith
In-house counsel interview: W Davis Smith

In-house counsel interview: W Davis Smith

03 March 2011

W Davis Smith, general counsel at San Diego Gas & Electric - part of the Sempra Energy group - gives his views on annulment committees and the future of ICSID.

GCs talk M&A in São Paulo
GCs talk M&A in São Paulo

GCs talk M&A in São Paulo

15 February 2011

LATIN LAWYER's recent M&A conference in São Paulo included a high-profile session with general counsel reflecting on relations with outside advisors in M&A deals. Chaired by Francisco Müssnich of Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão, the interactive session featured the views of Pedro Mariani (AmBev), Bruno Ferla (Camargo Correa), Alexandre d'Ambrosio ...

Here to help
Here to help

Here to help

11 February 2011

Ever wondered why in-house lawyers do less pro bono than their counterparts in law firms? Varlín Vissepó, corporate legal counsel of software company Diebold's Latin America division considers the barriers, and explains how he overcame them