Topic: Strategy and management

Legal director of AstraZeneca Mexico takes on LatAm

Juan Pablo Malfavon rose to new heights earlier this year when he was made legal director for AstraZeneca Latin America after three years helming the biopharmaceutical company’s legal department for Mexico. Speaking to LACCA, Malfavon explains how he made the leap and why in-house lawyers must embrace AI and strive to develop business acumen.

27 November 2023

Former CAF legal manager on investment hurdles in LatAm

Alejandro Bonfante Núñez – former legal manager at regional investor Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) Asset Management – tells LACCA that political willingness to promote investment makes any Latin American country a “safe harbour” for private equity and unpacks the crucial role of in-house counsel in evaluating the compliance risks associated with infrastructure projects across the region.

27 November 2023

New Grupo Boticário legal manager goes one step further for diversity

A few months after moving into the role as legal manager for Brazilian cosmetics company Grupo Boticário, Ana Carolina Tavares Torres speaks to LACCA about how to deal with the challenges of moving into a new industry, navigating the rise of AI and the importance of encouraging the empowerment of women within the legal profession.

27 November 2023

Bomchil partner named president of LatAm arbitration association

María Inés Corrá, partner and arbitration practice co-head at Argentine firm Bomchil, has been appointed as president of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALARB), replacing outgoing Claus von Wobeser.

27 November 2023

Simpson Thacher appoints counsel in São Paulo

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has promoted an associate in São Paulo to counsel, boosting its Brazilian corporate offering.

27 November 2023

Mayer Brown expands in Brazil and Mexico

Mayer Brown LLP has elevated three lawyers to partner and two to counsel at its associated firm Tauil & Chequer Advogados in Brazil, whilst promoting another practitioner to partner in Mexico.

24 November 2023

Souto Correa adds two counsel and a partner

Souto Correa Advogados has strengthened several practice areas by hiring a lawyer from Pinheiro Neto Advogados to head its healthcare group as counsel, appointing a SiqueiraCastro partner as counsel and promoting one of its own associates to partner.

24 November 2023

Cescon Barrieu adds six partners

Culminating a year packed with partner appointments at Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados, the firm has promoted a further four lawyers to its senior rank, at the same time that it has hired two additional partners.

23 November 2023

Demarest promotes five to partnership

Elite firm Demarest Advogados has bolstered its corporate, disputes and insurance teams by elevating five of its lawyers to the partnership.

22 November 2023

Carey promotes two to counsel

Chile’s Carey has bolstered its labour and real estate groups by promoting two practitioners to counsel.

21 November 2023

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