Work Area: Law Department Management

Exploring the minimum wage across Latin America

Most countries have a national minimum wage in some form. For legal teams at both local businesses and multinational corporations across several jurisdictions, keeping up with minimum wage requirements can be tricky. In this article, LACCA turns to member firms of Ius Laboris, the world’s largest HR and employment law firm alliance, to provide a comparison of how rates differ across Latin America, taking into account any recent developments from the covid-19 pandemic.

25 August 2020

From GC to CEO: in-house lawyers’ c-suite ambitions

Some legal counsel eye up the c-suite of their company wondering if they have what it takes to join them. But the prospect of moving to such an influential management role can be daunting. Lawyers have many of the skills required to be an excellent business leader, so what’s holding them back?

10 August 2020

Legal director of Brazilian telecoms group talks breaking new ground

Ana Beatriz Lindoso is at the helm of new telecoms group Viasat’s legal team, which is seeking to become the first company in Brazil to offer internet services across the whole country by the end of 2020 – no easy feat given the nuances of each state. She tells LACCA about the legal processes behind this project and explains why she made the move to such a novel company.

10 August 2020

Cimed's new senior legal manager on joining pharma amid covid-19

What a time to have entered the pharmaceuticals industry, during a global pandemic. Just over two months into his new role as Cimed’s senior legal manager, Benedito Villela tells LACCA about adapting to new ways of working in a crisis and shares how Cimed’s legal team is protecting the company from counterfeit competition.

10 August 2020

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

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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

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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

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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

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