Work Area: Corporate governance

Talking strategy with the legal team at Logicalis

LACCA catches up with members of the team at Logicalis to find out how they run such an effective legal operation across borders and why overcoming the stereotype of being obstacles to business is key to their success.  

13 May 2019

Former Paul Hastings' São Paulo head to lead Shell-Mitsubishi-Pátria Investimentos JV

The private practice lawyer who founded Paul Hastings LLP’s São Paulo office talks to LACCA about her new role as legal director of an unprecedented joint venture between Pátria Investimentos, Shell and Mitsubishi, and why Brazil is set for a new energy era.

29 April 2019

LACCA Santiago: Tech talks

Panellists at LACCA’s roundtable in Chile discussed some of the benefits and drawbacks of integrating technology with their traditional ways of lawyering, as well as what steps to take before investing in the newest tools.  

15 April 2019

LACCA Santiago: Diversity in a broader sense

Given the increasing importance placed on diversity, panellists at LACCA’s roundtable in Chile agreed that D & I initiatives need to better reflect the wider meaning of diversity and go beyond simply focusing on the issue of gender. They also discussed how the diversity of external counsel is being thrust into the spotlight more and more. 

08 April 2019

Legal head leaves Bolivian hardware distributor to return to private practice

The former legal director for Salcedo, the distributor of Bolivian hardware store Truper, speaks to LACCA about his return to private practice and explains why Bolivian businesses operating in less-regulated regions must prepare for more scrutiny from local authorities.

25 February 2019

Bruchou merges with compliance boutique

Argentina’s Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has absorbed compliance boutique Governance Latam, in a move that brings two experienced partners to the firm.

12 February 2019

A market for generalists

While it is clear that the role of today’s general counsel has moved way beyond the simply legal aspects to a more business-focused and strategic charge, recruiters say it is the GCs with a more generalist and adaptable approach who see the most job opportunities.

11 February 2019

Oi completes Latin America’s largest restructuring

Brazilian telecommunications company Oi has finally completed the largest private sector restructuring in Latin American history, after years of legal battles in several jurisdictions.

06 February 2019

News in brief – 14 January

This week’s news in brief sees a high-level Peruvian official resign over corruption allegations and Guatemala’s constitutional court overturn the president’s controversial withdrawal from the CICIG; the world’s second-largest lithium producer has its compliance plan approved by Chilean environmental authorities, while Brazil’s competition agency has recommended Petrobras sell almost a third of its refineries.

14 January 2019

Managing uncertainty and promoting compliance will be a top priority in 2019, say GCs

GCs in Latin America predict recent changes in government around the region will bring about more market-friendly reforms in 2019, but say legal departments will face the challenge of managing uncertainty and keeping up to speed with regulatory trends, while also showing an ongoing commitment to compliance and ethics.

07 January 2019

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