Work Area: Law Department Management

Former insurance CEO admits Ecuador bribery

The former CEO of the Colombian subsidiary of UK insurance company Jardine Lloyd Thompson has pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to bribe Ecuadorian officials.

10 August 2020

LACCA Awards – vote for your favourite in-house lawyers

Today is the last day to nominate your favourite in-house lawyers and legal departments for Latin Lawyer’s sister publication LACCA’s 7th annual awards.

07 August 2020

Furlough or flounder? LatAm's government subsidy schemes

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

It is an old egalitarian principle to leave no one behind. But structural inequalities, lack of political will and a huge percentage of informal workers in Latin America means that not everyone is legally protected by government furlough schemes during the covid-19 pandemic.

27 July 2020

Microsoft and IDB join forces for digital covid-19 solution

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

Tech giant Microsoft and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have teamed up once again to provide a digital cloud solution to Latin American governments that will help companies and legal teams continue carrying out administrative tasks during the covid-19 pandemic despite lockdown measures.

27 July 2020

Former Odebrecht lawyer Adriano Maia talks new chapters

Adriano Maia left behind an in-house career at the Odebrecht Group to found his own law firm last year. He tells LACCA what is was like helming legal for Odebrecht during testing times, how GCs can weather any storm – from covid-19 to corruption – and what they should demand from external counsel to build a strong business strategy, whatever the crisis.

27 July 2020

Labouring over Argentina’s new employment scenario

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

The employment paradigm in Argentina has shifted as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, and legal teams have new labour issues to handle. But what has shaped the “new normal” for labour lawyers and how can they handle it? Alejandro Liporace, labour relations legal manager at energy company YPF, investigates.

27 July 2020

A fresh pair of eyes: working with non-legal professionals

Taking a multifaceted approach to problem solving is known to cultivate better results in the workplace. Likewise, legal teams that benefit from different perspectives can be valuable assets for their business. LACCA spoke to in-house counsel about the pros and cons of having non-legal professionals in company legal departments, as well as other ways to diversify, and what other options there are if legal budget won’t allow for this.

13 July 2020

Mexico introduces digital service tax on foreign companies

Foreign businesses providing digital services to Mexican customers now face 16% VAT and new tax and compliance obligations. Lawyers discuss who exactly this new tax regime applies to and highlight what legal teams should be prioritising to overcome new hurdles.

13 July 2020

Take part in LACCA’s legal budget survey

There is still time to take part in LACCA’s 2020 regionwide legal budget survey – read on to find out more.

13 July 2020

Which private practitioners do GCs like best?

With so many options out there, clients can find it hard to decide which law firms to hire, so they often prefer to go off recommendations. Latin Lawyer’s sister publication LACCA has published a sneak peek at the 2021 edition of LACCA Approved, a list of Latin America’s leading law firm partners, as voted for by in-house counsel.

30 June 2020

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