The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association is returning to Miami on 10 October for its annual regional meeting, with a stellar line-up of sessions and speakers.
After nearly 17 years in-house, Carol Barnhart is returning to the first firm she ever worked at, Greenberg Traurig in Miami. She tells LACCA about how strong leadership is integral to being a GC and why understanding differences is key to managing successful cross-border work in-house.
While many companies turn straight to hiring external lawyers to solve conflicts, LACCA investigates the rising popularity of ombudspersons as an innovative alternative to settle disputes in Latin America.
This month’s news in brief charts further changes in Argentina’s unstable economy, a major restructuring by Telefonica and controversy over investment in Brazil’s JBS.
Given the strategic value of GCs in today’s business environment, succession planning has become of vital importance for the continued success of any organisation. LACCA speaks to some of Latin America’s top GCs to find out exactly how they find and develop the perfect candidate to fill their shoes.
LACCA has begun its annual research into the law firms that represent the largest and most important companies in Latin America.
With CICIG due to stop operating at the beginning of September, LACCA speaks to local lawyers to find out what they expect for Guatemala’s anti-corruption landscape and how in-house teams should ensure the greatest levels of compliance in these uncertain times.
Walmart’s Costa Rican tax manager has decided to return to private practice as a tax partner at local firm Aguilar Castillo Love. He speaks to LACCA about why his country’s latest tax reform prompted his move, and what legal teams should be prioritising during the law’s implementation stage.
After nearly 50 years working in government, Sergio Amaral has taken up a new role as counsel at Brazilian law firm Felsberg Advogados. He tells LACCA about foreign investor interest in Brazil, the importance of international trade and what he’s learnt from his career to date.
This week’s news in brief looks at political developments in Argentina, uncertainty over Brazil’s inclusion in the EU-Mercosur trade deal, and new employment legislation in Peru.
Colombia’s antitrust watchdog has said it will fine ride-hailing company Uber Technologies nearly €550,000 (US$613,000), along with smaller fines on three executives, for allegedly obstructing a search in 2017. By Julie Masson
Ahead of the publication of the 2020 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a look at the results to find out who Latin America’s leading law firm partners are, as voted for by in-house counsel.