Some legal counsel eye up the c-suite of their company wondering if they have what it takes to join them. But the prospect of moving to such an influential management role can be daunting. Lawyers have many of the skills required to be an excellent business leader, so what’s holding them back?
Ana Beatriz Lindoso is at the helm of new telecoms group Viasat’s legal team, which is seeking to become the first company in Brazil to offer internet services across the whole country by the end of 2020 – no easy feat given the nuances of each state. She tells LACCA about the legal processes behind this project and explains why she made the mov...
What a time to have entered the pharmaceuticals industry, during a global pandemic. Just over two months into his new role as Cimed’s senior legal manager, Benedito Villela tells LACCA about adapting to new ways of working in a crisis and shares how Cimed’s legal team is protecting the company from counterfeit competition.
The former CEO of the Colombian subsidiary of UK insurance company Jardine Lloyd Thompson has pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to bribe Ecuadorian officials.
It is an old egalitarian principle to leave no one behind. But structural inequalities, lack of political will and a huge percentage of informal workers in Latin America means that not everyone is legally protected by government furlough schemes during the covid-19 pandemic.
Tech giant Microsoft and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have teamed up once again to provide a digital cloud solution to Latin American governments that will help companies and legal teams continue carrying out administrative tasks during the covid-19 pandemic despite lockdown measures.
Adriano Maia left behind an in-house career at the Odebrecht Group to found his own law firm last year. He tells LACCA what is was like helming legal for Odebrecht during testing times, how GCs can weather any storm – from covid-19 to corruption – and what they should demand from external counsel to build a strong business strategy, whatever the...
The employment paradigm in Argentina has shifted as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, and legal teams have new labour issues to handle. But what has shaped the “new normal” for labour lawyers and how can they handle it? Alejandro Liporace, labour relations legal manager at energy company YPF, investigates.
Taking a multifaceted approach to problem solving is known to cultivate better results in the workplace. Likewise, legal teams that benefit from different perspectives can be valuable assets for their business. LACCA spoke to in-house counsel about the pros and cons of having non-legal professionals in company legal departments, as well as other...
Foreign businesses providing digital services to Mexican customers now face 16% VAT and new tax and compliance obligations. Lawyers discuss who exactly this new tax regime applies to and highlight what legal teams should be prioritising to overcome new hurdles.
There is still time to take part in LACCA’s 2020 regionwide legal budget survey – read on to find out more.
Brazil’s senate has passed a bill intended to combat fake news despite the objections of privacy advocates, sending the legislation to the country’s house of representatives.