Work Area: Corporate governance

Legal manager at Nicaraguan bank Ficohsa becomes of counsel at Dentons

The legal manager of Nicaraguan bank Ficohsa has become of counsel at Dentons’ new Managua office. Bernard Pallais tells LACCA what it’s like balancing life between the private practice and in-house spheres.

23 November 2018

Bouncing back

Independent consultant Luciana Gualda talks to LACCA about life after a redundancy and explains why coming to terms with being replaceable as a lawyer can actually help enhance your career.

16 November 2018

Top Tips: Increasing diversity

Despite a global struggle to increase the participation of minority groups within businesses, the legal industry has been notoriously slow at keeping pace. LACCA finds out from GCs around the region what some of their top tips are to help promote diversity in both their teams and their organisations.

28 September 2018

Why is racial inequality still the elephant in the room?

Featured in Diversity Survey 2018

More companies implement diversity policies concerning gender and disability than policies addressing ethnicity or race, according to LACCA's research. Christina McKeon Frutuoso speaks to local GCs to find out what’s holding some companies back from addressing the issue of race in the workplace and how corporate counsel can play an important role. 

14 September 2018

Keeping tabs on outside counsel

Featured in Diversity Survey 2018

Companies across industries are making a lot of noise about the importance of promoting diversity within their businesses, but when it comes to keeping tabs on their outside counsel, little is being done, according to LACCA’s research.

31 August 2018

Multinationals lead the way in gender pay

Featured in Diversity Survey 2018

While nearly 80% of legal teams have diversity policies in place specifically addressing gender inequality in the workplace, LACCA’s research shows that male lawyers continue to outnumber women in senior positions and only 12% of Latin American companies have conducted pay gap analysis, suggesting the glass ceiling is still very much in place in companies across the region.

24 August 2018

Are legal teams as diverse as they think?

Featured in Diversity Survey 2018

LACCA’s first diversity survey has revealed that just over half of in-house counsel feel their legal teams are “extremely diverse” or “very diverse.” But the fact that a third of respondents say they have felt prejudice at work suggests there’s still room for improvement in making diversity a widespread reality.

03 August 2018

Ethics and compliance: Leadership’s toughest challenge?

Jed Hepworth has spent nearly 40 years working on international matters at Cargill, Inc, the biggest privately held corporation in the US, and 20 of those as Latin American general counsel. With a team of 70 professionals around the region, he reflects on the crucial role of leadership in promoting business ethics and compliance.   

27 July 2018

Brazilian in-house counsel to lead first compliance master’s

The former regional legal counsel at oil and gas solutions provider Global Geophysical Services tells LACCA about his decision to coordinate Brazil’s first master’s in Global Compliance, Ethics and Corporate Governance, and why he hopes such a programme will improve compliance culture with local companies.

27 July 2018

Movers & Shakers – 20 July

LACCA’s latest roundup of the region’s biggest hires and promotions sees moves across the pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and technology sectors. 

20 July 2018

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