Work Area: Law Department Management

Who is in LACCA Approved 2021?

With so many options out there, it can be hard to decide which external counsel to hire, so legal teams often prefer to go off recommendations. Ahead of the release of the 2021 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a sneak peek at the list of Latin America’s leading law firm partners, as voted for by in-house counsel.

29 June 2020

AXA Mexico’s general secretary named chief risk officer

Insurance giant AXA has added chief risk officer (CRO) to its general secretary’s already long list of responsibilities. Javier Oroz Coppel tells LACCA about how AXA is creating more cross-functionality between departments with help from the legal team, and how he has enhanced his ability to deal with unprecedented crises.

29 June 2020

LACCA Awards 2020 – still time to nominate!

Nominate your favourite in-house lawyers and legal departments for LACCA’s 7th annual awards before 7 August.

29 June 2020

Argentina faces the perfect storm, again

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

The covid-19 pandemic has paralysed the world economy. Companies are in survival mode, but also need to make plans for the day after. Marval O'Farrell Mairal M&A partner Ricardo Beller recalls the different paths companies followed to overcome Argentina’s prior crises and considers their value today.

29 June 2020

Clients need law firms for hard to spot issues amid covid-19, poll shows

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

Law firms are a much-needed lifeboat many companies depend on even when a global crisis is not ensuing. A recent poll by LACCA, Latin Lawyer’s sister publication, highlights what companies are looking for when choosing their external counsel in a pandemic. The results indicate GCs are weighing up proactivity, different perspectives and whether a firm can read the room before they decide who to hire.

18 June 2020

GCs tell external counsel: find hard to spot issues amid covid-19

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

External counsel are a much-needed lifeboat many companies depend on even when a global crisis is not ensuing. A recent poll by LACCA highlights what legal teams are looking for when choosing their external counsel in a pandemic. The results indicate GCs are weighing up proactivity, different perspectives and whether a firm can read the room before they decide who to hire.

15 June 2020

Is covid-19 a force for a more sustainable world?

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

The covid-19 pandemic has devastated economies and populations across the world, leaving many people and companies vulnerable. But there is an upside: carbon emissions are decreasing, air pollution levels are down and damaged ecosystems are recovering. With businesses returning to varying degrees of normality over the coming months, can companies keep with the trend and make their business models more sustainable?

15 June 2020

Elisabeth Eljuri talks oil, covid-19, and the pursuit of happiness

15 June 2020

What travel and labour law changes affect Peru and Mexico right now?

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Some countries are easing the restrictions they previously put in place to combat covid-19 while others are still taking a firm stance. In the third article of a series on this topic, LACCA turns to member firms of Ius Laboris, the world’s largest HR and employment law firm alliance, provide guidance on the impact of covid-19 on mobility and labour legislation in Mexico and Peru.

15 June 2020

Recession and civil unrest are GCs’ biggest fears amid covid-19 threat

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

A survey conducted by Latin Lawyer’s sister publication LACCA reveals the majority of Latin American general counsel (GC) polled are most concerned about the threat of economic instability and civil unrest to come as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. By working with clients to make certain changes to business and legal strategy, lawyers can muster up the resilience that has historically characterised the region.

05 June 2020

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