Work Area: Corporate governance

When disaster strikes, it pays to be prepared

A crisis can come in many forms, an environmental disaster, a public relations scandal or a whistleblower shedding light on wrongdoing, and the situation can quickly get out of control if a company is not prepared. Panellists at LACCA’s regional meeting in Miami discussed why a crisis management plan is vital for all companies and highlighted how a major event can also be an opportunity to make positive changes in the business.

29 October 2019

Former LafargeHolcim legal head joins US-Chinese JV Midea Carrier

Electronics and manufacturing joint venture Midea Carrier has hired Francine Bolutavicius as its new GC for South America. She tells LACCA about the specific challenges faced by legal teams working in joint ventures (JVs) and how regional GCs need to strike the right balance when overseeing multiple jurisdictions.

15 October 2019

Stepping up: transitioning to leadership roles in-house

For many in-house lawyers, there comes a time when they must step up to the new challenge of leading a legal team to success. LACCA speaks to those who have made this transition to a leadership role to find out why learning on the job is the best training and how lawyers can best prepare for the hurdles legal managers often face within their team.

15 October 2019

Cescon hires anti-corruption partner and promotes five

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has hired an anti-corruption partner and promoted five other lawyers in the corporate, technology, litigation and due diligence areas to partners.

10 October 2019

A tailored approach to training

As the strategic importance of company legal departments continues to grow, Latin American GCs say that when it comes to training, the best approach is a truly holistic one that is tailored to a company’s specific goals and needs.

01 October 2019

Minority mentorship

Brazilian all-female in-house networking group Jurídico de Saias – whose name translates as “Legal in Skirts” –have joined forces with a Brazilian university to launch a pilot mentorship programme aimed at guiding female Afro-Brazilian law students through their careers. Some of the network’s members spoke to LACCA about the new programme, and how it aims to incite diversity in the legal industry.

01 October 2019

Brazil’s anticrime talks continue

Brazilian politicians analysing the country’s proposed anticrime bill will vote on their latest amendments to the draft. LACCA talks to in-house lawyers about what legal teams should be doing in preparation of the new bill being passed and why compliance has never been so important.

01 July 2019

News in brief – 1 July

The week’s news in brief sees updates to some high-profile lawsuits in Argentina and further afield, changes to competition law in Peru, and new developments in French company Engie’s bid to buy Petrobras’ pipeline.

01 July 2019

Weathering a natural disaster storm

In-house counsel from across the region share their views on how legal teams can successfully prepare their companies to deal with natural disasters, from deciding what insurance to choose to steering a successful claim if disaster does strike.   

24 June 2019

Brazilian Ferrous GC moves to car rental company Unidas

LACCA speaks to Luciano Santos about his move from mining company Ferrous to car rental group Unidas as its new chief legal officer. He explains why he’s drawn towards the unknown and what differences he expects to face working in an entirely new sector.

10 June 2019

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