Topic: Legislation

Latin America’s labour landscape makes a sharp left

As Latin American politics increasingly veer to the left, rumours swirl around how this symbolic shift could trigger landmark labour changes such as increased unionisation, employment reforms and heightened worker activism in the region as a fresh set of leaders call for social change.

17 November 2022

GCs meet in Miami to discuss ESG, risk management geopolitical risks and diversity

In-house lawyers at LACCA Live Miami exchanged ideas on how legal departments can most efficiently navigate the choppy waters of geopolitical risk and economic uncertainty, as well as highlighting trends in ESG and digitisation.

06 October 2022

Colombian firms brace for first left-wing government

As the Andean nation inaugurates Gustavo Petro as its first-ever leftist president, Colombian law firms are preparing for radical changes in the energy sector, as well as tax reform and an increased focus on climate change and ESG.

08 August 2022

Hiring firms: What it all comes down to

Featured in Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2021?

There is certainly no “one-size fits all” when it comes to hiring legal services, but a fundamental shift in business interactions resulting from the pandemic has led many GCs to value fast, frequent and efficient communication as much as expertise.

11 April 2022

DOJ tip line is step in right direction to tackle corruption in Central America, say partners

Central American law firm partners welcome the US Department of Justice (DOJ)’s newly launched anti-corruption tip line for the region, but warn that all information communicated through the line must be treated with the utmost confidentiality to not damage the trust of the public.

28 October 2021

Lava Jato showed us how to be an island of integrity in a sea of corruption, say panellists

Brazil’s infamous Lava Jato investigation may have come to an abrupt halt last year, but panellists at Latin Lawyer and GIR Connect: Anti-Corruption & Investigations 2021 conference say its legacy lives on in the valuable lessons that are still being learnt in the aftermath of the scandal.

22 October 2021

Poor political will plagues anti-corruption efforts in Latin America

A study by the Vance Center’s Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights has revealed that several anti-corruption agencies in Latin America lack sufficient independence from government powers to operate effectively, while the absence of political will to fight white-collar crime is dragging the region behind in its anti-corruption efforts.

22 July 2021

Revisit Latin Lawyer and GIR’s Anti-Corruption & Investigations Mexico conference

The Anti-Corruption Investigations Mexico conference hosted by Latin Lawyer and its sister publication Global Investigations Review is now available to view in full online. The event was co-chaired by Andrew Levine of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Diego Sierra of Von Wobeser y Sierra SC.

16 July 2021

Second insurer threatens Chile over pension reforms

A subsidiary of Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance has become the second investor to threaten Chile with a treaty claim over reforms to its private pension system.

21 June 2021

Peru clarifies approach to collective damages claims

Peru’s competition authority has published new guidance clarifying when it will pursue damages claims for classes of consumers who have been harmed by anticompetitive conduct.

14 June 2021

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