Work Area: Corporate governance

Movers & shakers - 2 February

LACCA’s latest roundup sees Latin American moves in the energy, banking and insurance markets. 

02 February 2018

Camargo Corrêa prioritises integrity with new hire

Camargo Corrêa Infra (CCInfra) has appointed the former GC for Siemens to develop its legal and compliance function and help the company obtain Brazil’s prestigious “pro-ethics” accreditation.

19 January 2018

Mexican GCs expect data privacy enforcement to rise following accession to EU convention

Lawyers in Mexico predict that the country’s Data Protection Agency (DPA) will step up its regulatory enforcement efforts to cement its place as a party to the European Union (EU) convention on the transfer and protection of personal data.

19 January 2018

Five Chilean firms promote

Chilean new year promotions are favouring corporate and tax lawyers as M&A work picks up and the OECD’s BEPS project looms large.

15 January 2018

Latin American GCs foresee uncertain times in 2018

With the buzzwords “corruption”, “scandal” and “Trump” still dominating Latin America's media headlines, GCs predict an uncertain political panorama as many countries prepare for elections in 2018, and the region’s ongoing anti-corruption efforts are expected to keep compliance and reporting obligations high up on legal department priorities. 

05 January 2018

Dentons Launches consultancy service for in-house legal departments

Global private practice firm Dentons has launched a strategic consulting service, Nextlaw In-House Solutions, which seeks to advise in-house counsel on how to best manage their departments, in response to the increasing demand for legal teams to act as “proactive and strategic business partners” within their companies.

05 January 2018

Cementing a culture of compliance

Featured in 4th Annual LACCA Awards

Whatever sector or industry, it may often seem like a herculean task for those responsible for compliance to keep abreast of the variety of regulations that exist, never mind ensuring all staff adhere to them. Adriana Cardinali, special projects legal manager at Brazil’s largest cement company Votorantim Cimentos, talks LACCA through the proactive steps she took to implement a robust compliance framework and create a culture of ethics at the company worldwide, leading her to win this year’s Compliance Counsel of the Year Award.

01 December 2017

Pioneers of change

Featured in 4th Annual LACCA Awards

Acknowledging that innovation is a game-changer is one thing, but knowing how to build a culture which sets innovation at its heart is quite another. LACCA speaks to Jacobo Cohen Imach, senior vice president and head of MercadoLibre’s legal department, winners of this year’s Regional Team of the Year Award, about the team’s strategies to ensure efficiency, how they helped pioneer the way for e-commerce in the region and why it is important to be creative in a rapidly changing industry.

24 November 2017

Despegar's big take-off

Managing a company’s IPO is no easy feat, but managing one on a foreign stock exchange can present even more of a challenge. Gwyneth Jones speaks to Despegar general counsel Juan Alvarado about how he led the company's successful filing and redesigned its corporate policies in the process. 

24 November 2017

Community connections

Featured in 4th Annual LACCA Awards

For many companies, corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes come low on the list of priorities, but Vietnamese mobile network operator Viettel made its schools-focused initiative a central part of the launch of its Peruvian subsidiary, Bitel. Raúl Galdo Marín, Bitel’s director of legal and regulatory affairs describes the fundamental support his legal team offered to the process, which earned his company LACCA’s Social Responsibility Award for 2017.

10 November 2017

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