A recruitment company has published a survey of the range of pay for general counsel and other members of the in-house team in Mexico – while another US survey has shown GC pay recovering from the recession.
Earlier this year, Israeli company Teva, the world's largest generic drug maker, expanded its manufacturing business in Peru through the acquisition of Infarmasa. Here the company's country legal manager, Walter Cobos, talks to Marieke Breijer about his work and the company's consolidation in the Peruvian market.
The International Bar Association (IBA) recently invited some leading in-house counsel working in Latin America to address an audience of IBA members at two events in the region, and the speakers had some useful insights to offer both in-house and law firm lawyers.
Marieke Breijer talks to Marcos Lucena, a lawyer as well as a senior investment analyst at Mercatto Capital Partners in Brazil, about the balance between responsibilities in his dual role
After ten years at Baker & McKenzie, Valeria Chapa moved in-house to become Honeywell's general counsel for Latin America. Here she talks to Marieke Breijer, explaining what it's like to start afresh, and sets out her way forward
Dow Chemical has appointed an Argentine to head its legal department in Latin America.
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 Brasil general counsel has taken up a partner position at Felsberg, Pedretti e Mannrich Advogados e Consultores Legais.
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
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
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.
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