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Chile’s social revolt
Chile’s social revolt

Chile’s social revolt

12 November 2019

As Chile’s social unrest continues into November, LACCA speaks to local GCs to find out what certainty they can find in this crisis, as well as what legal teams across the country should be doing to best prepare their companies for the changes to come.

Brazil’s BRF appoints new international legal head
Brazil’s BRF appoints new international legal head

Brazil’s BRF appoints new international legal head

12 November 2019

Less than two years after joining food and beverage company BRF as senior counsel, Diego Nocetti has been promoted to legal consultant for Europe, Eurasia, Africa, the Americas and the halal food markets in the Middle East. He tells LACCA what challenges Brazilian food and beverages companies face both at home and abroad, and why he’s enjoying t...

Peru publishes first dawn raid guidelines
Peru publishes first dawn raid guidelines

Peru publishes first dawn raid guidelines

12 November 2019

Peru’s competition authority has published a draft of its first guidelines on dawn raids, following the release of draft guideline...

Latin Lawyer’s Capital Markets Conference São Paulo – in-house counsel go free!
Latin Lawyer’s Capital Markets Conference São Paulo – in-house counsel go free!

Latin Lawyer’s Capital Markets Conference São Paulo – in-house counsel go free!

11 November 2019

In-house counsel and government representatives are invited to attend Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Capital Markets Conference on Tuesday 19 November in São Paulo, where panellists will assess the role of legal departments in public companies, among ...

When disaster strikes, it pays to be prepared
When disaster strikes, it pays to be prepared

When disaster strikes, it pays to be prepared

29 October 2019

A crisis can come in many forms, an environmental disaster, a public relations scandal or a whistleblower shedding light on wrongdoing, and the situation can quickly get out of control if a company is not prepared. Panellists at LACCA’s regional meeting in Miami discussed why a crisis management plan is vital for all companies and highlighted ho...

A catch up with the former GC of Brazil media group Abril
A catch up with the former GC of Brazil media group Abril

A catch up with the former GC of Brazil media group Abril

29 October 2019

Over half a decade working as GC at Brazilian media group Abril taught long-standing private practitioner Flávia Coelho Warde about what role external counsel really play for a conglomerate. She speaks to LACCA about why her time in-house has brought her closer to her clients and what legal teams value most from their external counsel.

Mexico launches new Business Integrity Registry
Mexico launches new Business Integrity Registry

Mexico launches new Business Integrity Registry

29 October 2019

In a move to crack down on corruption in government contracts, Mexico’s Ministry of Public Administration (SFP) has launched the Business Integrity Registry, a registry of companies identified as safe to do business with. However, local lawyers have questioned the lack of clarity surrounding the selection criteria and say GCs must set their own ...

Movers & shakers – 29 October
Movers & shakers – 29 October

Movers & shakers – 29 October

29 October 2019

This week’s movers and shakers sees a plethora of career changes across the region in the investigations, oil & gas and government sectors.

Leading GCs from across Latin America gather for LACCA’s Miami meeting
Leading GCs from across Latin America gather for LACCA’s Miami meeting

Leading GCs from across Latin America gather for LACCA’s Miami meeting

15 October 2019

GCs from major companies across Latin America and the US gathered in Miami last week for LACCA’s 11th regional meeting to discuss some of the biggest issues currently affecting legal teams, including disruptive technologies, crisis management, regulatory hurdles, employee privacy matters and the challenges GCs contend with in today’s markets.

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.

Stepping up: transitioning to leadership roles in-house
Stepping up: transitioning to leadership roles in-house

Stepping up: transitioning to leadership roles in-house

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.