Market: Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Evertec buys Brazilian fintech

Puerto Rican payment processor Evertec has hired Latham & Watkins LLP in New York and Washington, DC and Brazilian firm Mattos Filho acquire fintech business Sinqia.

01 August 2023

Weathering a natural disaster storm

In-house counsel from across the region share their views on how legal teams can successfully prepare their companies to deal with natural disasters, from deciding what insurance to choose to steering a successful claim if disaster does strike.   

24 June 2019

Keeping tabs on outside counsel

Featured in Diversity Survey 2018

Companies across industries are making a lot of noise about the importance of promoting diversity within their businesses, but when it comes to keeping tabs on their outside counsel, little is being done, according to LACCA’s research.

31 August 2018

Are legal teams as diverse as they think?

Featured in Diversity Survey 2018

LACCA’s first diversity survey has revealed that just over half of in-house counsel feel their legal teams are “extremely diverse” or “very diverse.” But the fact that a third of respondents say they have felt prejudice at work suggests there’s still room for improvement in making diversity a widespread reality.

03 August 2018

Ethics and compliance: Leadership’s toughest challenge?

Jed Hepworth has spent nearly 40 years working on international matters at Cargill, Inc, the biggest privately held corporation in the US, and 20 of those as Latin American general counsel. With a team of 70 professionals around the region, he reflects on the crucial role of leadership in promoting business ethics and compliance.   

27 July 2018

Movers & shakers – 12 January

It’s a case of new year, new jobs, as LACCA’s first movers & shakers of 2018 sees promotions in the risk management, tobacco, electronics and banking sectors, and BNP Paribas shakes things up with a review of its global legal panel. 

12 January 2018

Corruption is on the rise in Latin America, according to survey

Most Latin Americans believe governments are failing to meet demands to tackle corruption, according to a new Transparency International poll, but GCs say the private sector and civil society are playing important roles in driving change. 

27 October 2017

Playing by the rules

Three months into her new position at CONCACAF, Fabiola Moya tells LACCA how she has been helping the football association play by the rules and improve its compliance and corporate governance standards.

25 August 2017

Barros & Errázuriz helps Puerto Rican buyer purchase Chilean tech company

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped Puerto Rican tech company Evertec acquire Chilean payment processing and software developer PayGroup for 25 billion pesos (US$38 million).

02 August 2017

IMF economic forecast for Latin America better than expected

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts the Latin American economy will perform better than expected this year, following a partial recovery in global commodity prices.

29 July 2016

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