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Leading in a crisis: GC of the Year
Leading in a crisis: GC of the Year

Leading in a crisis: GC of the Year

09 December 2019

Successfully managing the initial corporate response to the biggest socio-environmental disaster in Brazil’s history requires an exceptional ability to juggle legal, reputational and humanitarian issues. LACCA speaks to Alexandre D’Ambrosio, GC at Vale about his skill in taking public responsibility and showing contrition,...

Disruptive business models and regulatory landmines
Disruptive business models and regulatory landmines

Disruptive business models and regulatory landmines

25 November 2019

When technological advancements outpace the ability of laws and regulations to keep up, GCs working in some of the most innovative companies can face an almost herculean task to help their businesses survive. Panellists at LACCA’s regional meeting in Miami discussed how legal teams in disruptive companies can best manage the traps of regulatory ...

Lawyers discuss Brazil’s landmark pension reform
Lawyers discuss Brazil’s landmark pension reform

Lawyers discuss Brazil’s landmark pension reform

25 November 2019

Last month, Brazil’s Senate passed the final amendments to a much-debated pension reform that aims to totally overhaul the country’s social security system by raising the retirement age and increasing workers’ pension contributions. While the reform has been criticised by unions, GCs suggest the move may provide a much-neede...

How to combat discrimination in the workplace
How to combat discrimination in the workplace

How to combat discrimination in the workplace

25 November 2019

Diversity has not always been a top priority at many Latin American companies, but times are changing. More and more businesses have an increasingly diversified workforce. As a result, employers need to be more receptive to the challenges a more diverse workforce can face – or risk consequences down the line. Panellists at Latin Lawyer Live 6th ...

Movers & shakers – 26 November
Movers & shakers – 26 November

Movers & shakers – 26 November

25 November 2019

In this week’s movers and shakers, several key players make waves in the tech, real estate and finance industries.

IRS chief counsel to keynote Latin Lawyer Tax – in-house go free!
IRS chief counsel to keynote Latin Lawyer Tax – in-house go free!

IRS chief counsel to keynote Latin Lawyer Tax – in-house go free!

25 November 2019

Peter Blessing, head of international and foreign law tax matters at the US Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) office of chief counsel, will give the morning keynote at Latin Lawyer Live 4th Annual Tax, which takes place at Omni Berkshire Place in New York on 2 December.

A persistent problem
A persistent problem

A persistent problem

25 November 2019

While Latin American governments have been making strides to equal the playing field between men and women in the business sector, gender discrimination remains alive and well in the in-house legal profession according to LACCA’s latest research, which shows women continue to receive lower wages and face fewer career progression opportunities.

GCs value career opportunities over salary
GCs value career opportunities over salary

GCs value career opportunities over salary

25 November 2019

LACCA’s latest research into in-house compensation across Latin America reveals that when it comes to priorities, the majority of GCs value growth as a professional, opportunities for career progression and satisfaction with the culture and work environment over salaries and bonuses.

Who receives the highest wages?
Who receives the highest wages?

Who receives the highest wages?

25 November 2019

LACCA’s latest research into in-house salaries reveals that GCs in Chile and Brazil receive the highest wages in Latin America, while companies in highly regulated industries such as the pharmaceutical, food and drink, construction and financial services sectors provide the most competitive compensation packages.

Striking the right balance
Striking the right balance

Striking the right balance

12 November 2019

Many jurisdictions in Latin America still have nascent data privacy regulations, so it’s up to companies to create their own internal policies when it comes to protecting information. Panellists at LACCA’s regional meeting in Miami discussed how businesses should balance the tension between an employee’s right to privacy and the right of the emp...

Seeing the potential: Dealmaker of the Year
Seeing the potential: Dealmaker of the Year

Seeing the potential: Dealmaker of the Year

12 November 2019

Having successfully led more than 30 M&A transactions, two VAT financings deals, and the first South American ESG credit deal for renewables company Acciona in Chile, LACCA’s Dealmaker of the Year Fernando Beguiristáin speaks to Eloise Hardy about his work helping to expand the company’s portfolio in Latin America and establishing the business a...

Star quality: Rising Star of the Year
Star quality: Rising Star of the Year

Star quality: Rising Star of the Year

12 November 2019

Ana Ximena Díaz Herrera, Adidas’ senior manager for legal and compliance and winner of LACCA’s Rising Star of the Year Award, talks about piloting the company’s first Latin American anti-counterfeiting programme in Colombia – which will soon be replicated across the region – and implementing Adidas’ global compliance programme in Colombia, all i...