In government investigations, the interests of companies and their employees sometimes diverge: a company may wish to self-report, whereas individual employees might be less inclined to cooperate.
US firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Brazil’s TozziniFreire Advogados and Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires have helped US content delivery network Akamai purchase Latin American counterpart Exceda.
Lawyers don’t tend to leave a career in private practice to go in-house for the money, instead they’re often after better equilibrium between their professional and personal lives. Nowadays, law firms are competing better with companies on the work–life balance they offer their associates, but how successful are their efforts?
Green and social responsibility bonds can drive up pricing and even company share value, but can also incur higher transaction costs – meaning companies considering issuing them must share the same values to be confident the bonds will pay off, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 2nd Annual Capital Markets conference – which took place on 19 November in São Paulo.
Latin American companies should outline clear procedures setting out in advance what role boards should play in company investigations if they arise, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer - GIR Live 7th Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations, held last month in São Paulo.
Diversity has not always been a top priority at many Latin American companies, but times are changing. More and more businesses have an increasingly diversified workforce. As a result, employers need to be more receptive to the challenges a more diverse workforce can face – or risk consequences down the line. Panellists at Latin Lawyer Live 6th Annual Labour & Employment – which took place in Miami in October – discussed issues facing today’s evolving workforce and how businesses can adapt.
In-house counsel and government representatives are invited to attend Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Capital Markets Conference on Tuesday 19 November in São Paulo, where panellists will assess the role of legal departments in public companies, among other topics.
Argentina’s high-profile Cuadernos graft scandal might change its course under a new government, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer - GIR Live 7th Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations, held earlier this month in São Paulo.
In-house lawyers from investment bank Itaú BBA, aircraft manufacturer Embraer, Argentina’s YPF and Latin America’s largest pulp and paper company, Suzano, are set to speak at Latin Lawyer Live 2nd Annual Capital Markets Conference, on Tuesday 19 November in São Paulo.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and São Paulo and TozziniFreire Advogados in São Paulo have helped financial markets technology provider Sinqia raise 362 million reais (US$88 million) in a follow-on offering.