Work Area: Corporate governance

Who is in LACCA Approved 2021?

With so many options out there, it can be hard to decide which external counsel to hire, so legal teams often prefer to go off recommendations. Ahead of the release of the 2021 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a sneak peek at the list of Latin America’s leading law firm partners, as voted for by in-house counsel.

29 June 2020

Recession and civil unrest are GCs’ biggest fears amid covid-19 threat

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

A survey conducted by LACCA reveals the majority of Latin American GCs polled are most concerned about the threat of economic instability and civil unrest to come as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. But with careful budget planning and certain changes to business and legal strategy, in-house teams can muster up the resilience that has historically characterised the region.

01 June 2020

Ex-Tauil & Chequer partner one of three new hires at GVBG Advogados

Gentil Monteiro, Vicentini, Beringhs E Gil Advogados (GVBG) has hired three new partners, including one from Brazilian Latin Lawyer 250 firm Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, strengthening its M&A department as well as launching new practice areas in corporate governance and private pensions.

28 May 2020

Brazil's Mattos Engelberg opens Mexico desk with hire

Latin Lawyer 250 firm Mattos Engelberg Advogados has launched a Mexico desk and bolstered its compliance practice by hiring an in-house lawyer as partner in São Paulo.

21 April 2020

Femsa in US sanitation distribution tie-up

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York has helped Mexican beverage and retail group Femsa invest US$900 million in a tie-up with US sanitation company Waxie and its US distributor North American to create a new janitorial and sanitation platform.

16 March 2020

From lobbying to advocacy: shaping government policy

New reports that US oil multinationals successfully lobbied policymakers in favour of environmentally harmful legislation have lent credence to the age-old stereotype of lobbyists swarming the White House. But in Latin America the public perception of corporate lobbying can be hostile, something many companies are trying to change. LACCA finds out how companies are using advocacy as a force for good.

24 February 2020

Machado Meyer and WZ Advogados complete Rio port deal

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Philippine port manager International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) buy a container facility concessionaire in Rio de Janeiro’s port for 740 million reais (US$170 million).

14 February 2020

The Latin American GC of today

GCs in Latin America today face a dilemma: they’re in a position to help effect their companies’ big picture business strategy by providing legal advice to underpin it, but in reality they are held back by having to spend too much time on day-to-day tasks. Panellists at LACCA’s Annual Regional Conference considered what GCs can do to refocus on the important tasks at hand.

20 December 2019

How to handle compliance breaches at public companies

Going public widens Latin American companies’ access to capital markets funding, but with more opportunity comes more compliance scrutiny. And that’s where these entities’ legal teams have a starring role to play, heard delegates at LACCA’s affiliate publication Latin Lawyer’s 2nd Annual Capital Markets Conference.

20 December 2019

Grupo Pão de Açucar takes control of Colombia’s Éxito

Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped Brazilian conglomerate Grupo Pão de Açucar acquire a 96% stake in Colombian retail giant Éxito through a tender offer.

03 December 2019

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