Work Area: Law Department Management

Looking for attention: hiring boutiques as external counsel

Featured in Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2019?

LACCA’s research into "Who Represents Latin America's Biggest Companies" reveals that the region’s boutique firms often appeal to companies from highly regulated industries who are looking for specialised advice.

24 March 2020

Navigating Peru's start-up scene

Jorge Luis Conde Granados, founder of Peruvian boutique firm Conde & Granados, tells LACCA how legal teams at Peruvian start-ups can most effectively help their businesses grow and how to prepare for legislative changes targeting these kinds of companies. 

24 March 2020

Who represents Latin America’s biggest companies 2019?

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), Latin Lawyer’s affiliate publication, has released its new and improved landmark research into which law firms are regularly retained by the region's largest 100 companies.

11 March 2020

Which law firms do Latin America’s biggest companies like best?

Featured in Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2019?

Things are never plain sailing in Latin America. As 2019 demonstrated, even the most stable jurisdictions are not immune to crisis. In the latest edition of LACCA’s landmark research, Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies, we reveal the most popular law firms among the 100 largest corporates operating in the region, during that period.

10 March 2020

In the loop: why communication is key to advocacy

GCs in Latin America are trying to make lobbying a more open and transparent process. As part of our lobbying series, GCs across the region tell LACCA why communicating the intricacies of government relations to those outside the legal department is essential to keep the process of advocacy legitimate.

10 March 2020

How should employers in Mexico and Brazil manage the covid-19 outbreak?

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

In late February Brazil reported the first case of covid-19 – the respiratory disease sweeping the globe – in Latin America. LACCA contacted lawyers at the Mexican and Brazilian member firms of Ius Laboris, the world’s largest HR and employment law firm alliance, to get guidance on some of the most frequently asked questions around HR, employment and the coronavirus outbreak.

10 March 2020

PetroEcuador is not a victim, federal judge rules

On 3 March, US District Judge Rodney Smith in Fort Lauderdale told Ecuador’s state-owned oil company, PetroEcuador, that it cannot be considered a victim of a bribery scheme.

10 March 2020

From lobbying to advocacy: shaping government policy

New reports that US oil multinationals successfully lobbied policymakers in favour of environmentally harmful legislation have lent credence to the age-old stereotype of lobbyists swarming the White House. But in Latin America the public perception of corporate lobbying can be hostile, something many companies are trying to change. LACCA finds out how companies are using advocacy as a force for good.

24 February 2020

What does USMCA mean for Mexico’s workforce?

Some in-house counsel have hailed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)’s labour requirements as a victory for Mexican workers, but others are concerned they could leave companies worse off. LACCA finds out how Mexico’s new standards will impact local and international businesses and what legal teams should be doing to comply.

24 February 2020

Jurídico de Saias marks 10-year anniversary with second book launch

Brazilian all-female in-house networking group Jurídico de Saias – “Legal in Skirts” – has released a book celebrating its diverse membership to mark its 10th year in action. Coordinator Josie Jardim, assistant GC for e-commerce retailer Amazon, speaks to LACCA about how the book showcases the group’s inclusivity and handing over the group’s leadership.

24 February 2020

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