Work Area: Law Department Management

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

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

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