Work Area: Corporate governance

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02 March 2018

A catch up with adidas’ new senior counsel in Brazil

Six months into her new position as senior counsel for sportswear giant adidas, Bruna Cassiano tells LACCA about why it’s important to gain experience in different industries and how her team have been dealing with the implementation of Brazil’s new labour reform. 

02 March 2018

Brazilian in-house network Jurídico Sem Gravata launches offshoot in Argentina

The team behind Brazil’s Lawyers Without Ties (JSG) initiative aimed at fostering closer links between local in-house counsel have expanded their movement by setting up a chapter in Argentina. 

16 February 2018

Remote control

Brazil has recently introduced remote voting procedures that allow foreign investors to exercise their voting rights without being present at shareholder meetings. Stocche Forbes Advogados partners Alessandra Zequi and Flavio Meyer consider whether the move will make Brazilian equities more attractive

16 February 2018

Ritch Mueller targets compliance work with Nafinsa hire

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC has hired the former head of legal at Mexican development bank Nacional Financiera (Nafinsa) to lead its corporate governance and compliance practice, in the latest move by the top-tier transactional firm to broaden its service offering.

14 February 2018

Mexico amends company dissolution law to encourage entrepreneurship

GCs in Mexico say an amendment to the country’s Commercial Companies Act which makes it easier to dissolve private companies will increase legal certainty for budding entrepreneurs and promote investment and growth.

09 February 2018

New member profile: Senior counsel and head of compliance for Latin America at Hexion Inc

Leonardo Donoso tells LACCA why empathy and good listening skills are just as important as understanding the business when it comes to being a good in-house counsel

09 February 2018

Grupo Lala hires GC to lead newly acquired Brazilian subsidiary

Mexican dairy company Grupo Lala has hired Sandra Gebara as general counsel, compliance officer and corporate affairs director for its newly acquired Brazilian dairy producer, Vigor.

09 February 2018

Former senior legal counsel swaps computer software for the IFC

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has hired Ana Carolina Freire Gentil as its new legal extern to advise global private companies on investments and projects facilitated by the IFC.

09 February 2018

Strategic resourcing

Featured in Who represents Latin America's biggest companies 2017?

LACCA's research reveals that GCs across Latin America have been focusing on implementing strategies to curb legal costs over the past year, and while in-house departments continue to rely heavily on external counsel for highly technical matters, or getting to grips with new legislation, they are much more likely to shop around and get the best prices and prefer firms that offer flexible fee arrangements. 

02 February 2018

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