Work Area: Trade & Customs

Dimensions for success

LACCA caught up with Unilever’s legal team in Brazil to hear how their innovations have helped the company make better use of its resources and how the legal department’s four-dimensional structure allows their pioneering ideas to travel.

26 May 2017

Diageo legal manager named innovation manager in Brazil

British alcoholic drinks multinational Diageo’s Latin American IP counsel has left the legal department to become the company’s innovation manager for Brazil.

26 May 2017

LACCA news in brief - 26 May

This month LACCA rounds up some of the countries in the region that have increased their international trade ties, as well as the results of a UN report on investor-state arbitration claims.

26 May 2017

New member profile: VP & GC of legal and public affairs at MercadoLibre

Jacobo Cohen Imach speaks to LACCA about setting up a legal department from scratch and why he was made for e-commerce.

19 May 2017

Ecuador set to terminate BITs under new president Moreno

As it prepares for a change of president, the Ecuadorean government has said it will cancel all 12 of its remaining bilateral investment treaties – ostensibly as part of a plan to renegotiate the agreements on more favourable terms.

05 May 2017

Colombia’s Moncada hires international law practice head

Colombian firm Moncada Abogados has hired a former Colombian foreign affairs ministry lawyer to lead its international law practice, a year after the department’s former head, who was a well-known figure in the international legal community, passed away.

04 May 2017

Trump puts brakes on US withdrawal from NAFTA

US president Donald Trump has said that the US will not withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement “at this time”, following reports that he was taking steps to do so by the 100th day of his presidency.

03 May 2017

GCs in Mexico welcome impending trade deal with Argentina

As Mexican ministers continue negotiations for a new trade deal with Argentina, GCs in Mexico welcome the stronger ties with the rest of Latin America and less dependency on trade with the US it represents. 

28 April 2017

Mexican sugar mills suffer income losses as export permits are cancelled

The Mexican government revoked all licenses to export raw sugar to the US amidst confusion over quota compliance, but some mills question the legality of the move.

24 March 2017

Partner additions signal law firm growth for 2017

Latin American law firms continue to grow, reporting promotions in a broad range of practice areas.

13 March 2017

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