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LACCA’s regional meeting in Miami – less than 3 weeks to go!
LACCA’s regional meeting in Miami – less than 3 weeks to go!

LACCA’s regional meeting in Miami – less than 3 weeks to go!

30 September 2019

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.

Grupo Phoenix GC returns to private practice
Grupo Phoenix GC returns to private practice

Grupo Phoenix GC returns to private practice

30 September 2019

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.

A new answer to an old problem
A new answer to an old problem

A new answer to an old problem

30 September 2019

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.

News in brief – 24 September
News in brief – 24 September

News in brief – 24 September

30 September 2019

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.

No success without a successor
No success without a successor

No success without a successor

30 September 2019

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.

Who represents Latin America’s biggest companies?
Who represents Latin America’s biggest companies?

Who represents Latin America’s biggest companies?

25 September 2019

LACCA has begun its annual research into the law firms that represent the largest and most important companies in Latin America.

A post-CICIG Guatemala
A post-CICIG Guatemala

A post-CICIG Guatemala

20 August 2019

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 tax manager joins Aguilar Castillo Love
Walmart's tax manager joins Aguilar Castillo Love

Walmart's tax manager joins Aguilar Castillo Love

20 August 2019

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.

Former Brazilian ambassador to the US rejoins Felsberg
Former Brazilian ambassador to the US rejoins Felsberg

Former Brazilian ambassador to the US rejoins Felsberg

20 August 2019

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.  

News in brief – 20 August
News in brief – 20 August

News in brief – 20 August

20 August 2019

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 fines Uber for obstruction
Colombia fines Uber for obstruction

Colombia fines Uber for obstruction

20 August 2019

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

Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?
Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?

Who are LACCA’s Approved lawyers of 2020?

13 August 2019

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.