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Former LafargeHolcim legal head joins US-Chinese JV Midea Carrier
Former LafargeHolcim legal head joins US-Chinese JV Midea Carrier

Former LafargeHolcim legal head joins US-Chinese JV Midea Carrier

15 October 2019

Electronics and manufacturing joint venture Midea Carrier has hired Francine Bolutavicius as its new GC for South America. She tells LACCA about the specific challenges faced by legal teams working in joint ventures (JVs) and how regional GCs need to strike the right balance when overseeing multiple jurisdictions.

Transitioning to leadership
Transitioning to leadership

Transitioning to leadership

15 October 2019

For many in-house lawyers, there comes a time when they must step up to the new challenge of leading a legal team to success. LACCA speaks to those who have made this transition to a leadership role to find out why learning on the job is the best training and how lawyers can best prepare for the hurdles legal managers often face within their team.

BHP, Uber and Diageo among LACCA Award winners
BHP, Uber and Diageo among LACCA Award winners

BHP, Uber and Diageo among LACCA Award winners

14 October 2019

Senior in-house counsel from Vale, Uber, Samsung, Acciona and adidas alongside regional legal departments from BHP and Diageo were all winners at the 6th LACCA Awards Ceremony, held earlier this month in Miami.

Corporate counsel react to competition reform in Uruguay
Corporate counsel react to competition reform in Uruguay

Corporate counsel react to competition reform in Uruguay

14 October 2019

The Uruguayan government has passed a reform to criminalise certain anti-competitive practices and implement a new premerger control threshold. While corporate counsel from across the region have praised the measure, there are doubts as to whether the measure has gone far enough to eradicate monopolies in the market.

A tailored approach to training
A tailored approach to training

A tailored approach to training

01 October 2019

As the strategic importance of company legal departments continues to grow, Latin American GCs say that when it comes to training, the best approach is a truly holistic one that is tailored to a company’s specific goals and needs.

Minority mentorship
Minority mentorship

Minority mentorship

01 October 2019

Brazilian all-female in-house networking group Jurídico de Saias – whose name translates as “Legal in Skirts” –have joined forces with a Brazilian university to launch a pilot mentorship programme aimed at guiding female Afro-Brazilian law students through their careers. Some of the network’s members spoke to LACCA about the new programme, and ...

Votorantim regional GC moves to PepsiCo
Votorantim regional GC moves to PepsiCo

Votorantim regional GC moves to PepsiCo

01 October 2019

Four months into her new role as legal director at PepsiCo, Adriana Cardinali tells LACCA about her plans to increase the visibility of the legal department within the business to highlight its strategic value.

Going green in Guatemala
Going green in Guatemala

Going green in Guatemala

01 October 2019

As Guatemala becomes the latest Latin American country to ban single-use plastic products, local lawyers say legal departments will be essential to ensuring their companies comply with new obligations and can transition to more sustainable ways of operating.

Peru publishes draft compliance and whistleblower guidelines
Peru publishes draft compliance and whistleblower guidelines

Peru publishes draft compliance and whistleblower guidelines

01 October 2019

Peru’s competition authority has released new compliance and rewards draft guidelines, marking the first time a Latin American enforcer has adopted whistleblower guidelines.

A privileged position
A privileged position

A privileged position

30 September 2019

The concept of legal privilege varies greatly across the world, and while in-house privilege is afforded to corporate counsel across Latin America, there remains uncertainty as to whether it is always guaranteed under the law. LACCA speaks to GCs about the challenges created by the different interpretations of legal privilege around the region.

Bolivia set to cut red tape for start-ups
Bolivia set to cut red tape for start-ups

Bolivia set to cut red tape for start-ups

30 September 2019

As the Bolivian legal community anticipates a new law facilitating quicker and more effective growth for start-ups, LACCA finds out what benefits it might bring to the country’s business landscape and why it’s important for corporate legal teams to get involved in shaping new legislation.