Topic: Strategy and management

Sainz Abogados grows tax partnership with Chevez Ruiz hire

Mexico’s Sainz Abogados has bolstered its tax offering by hiring a director from Highly Recommended firm Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cía SC as partner.

15 November 2022

More GCs are pressuring firms to improve D&I efforts

A growing number of corporate legal departments in Latin America are evaluating their external counsel based on their commitment to diversity and inclusion, so law firms would do well to take stock – not only to keep clients happy, but also to stay competitive.

14 November 2022

Garrigues promotes in Chile and Peru

Spanish firm Garrigues has strengthened its labour and employment offering in Latin America by appointing two partners in Santiago and Lima.

14 November 2022

Mello Torres bolsters M&A practice

Mello Torres has strengthened its M&A offering by promoting an associate to partner in Rio de Janeiro.

11 November 2022

Cescon Barrieu promotes six partners

Brazilian Elite firm Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has appointed six new partners, adding firepower to several practices across three offices.

10 November 2022

LACCA Diversity Survey: A look at the results

Featured in Diversity Survey 2022

Corporate legal departments are becoming increasingly diverse, but the level of ethnic diversity remains low and there continues to be a gap between large female workforces and male-dominated senior positions.

09 November 2022

Getting to the root of it

Featured in Diversity Survey 2022

It’s clear that promoting diversity and inclusion has been high on the agenda for companies across Latin America, but representation of lawyers from black, indigenous or other minority ethnic groups remains low in legal departments.

09 November 2022

Holding firms to account

Featured in Diversity Survey 2022

With more than a quarter of corporate legal departments in Latin America saying they have formal diversity policies in place for their external counsel hires, in-house lawyers are reinforcing their position to put pressure on the region’s law firms to improve their diversity and inclusion efforts.

09 November 2022

Making it to the top

Featured in Diversity Survey 2022

Family friendly policies and flexible working arrangements can only go so far in promoting women’s access to leadership roles. LACCA takes a look at the importance of male allies and why instituting a culture of measurement and accountability is paramount to the advancement of women on their journey to the top.

09 November 2022

Q&A: Aline de Menezes Santos

Featured in Diversity Survey 2022

UBS general counsel Aline de Menezes Santos speaks to LACCA about the status of diversity and inclusion initiatives in Brazil, her experience in the male-dominated world of GCs and the role played by legal departments in creating and implementing successful diversity programmes.

09 November 2022

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