Work Area: Corporate governance

Compliance programmes now mandatory for Pemex contractors

Pemex’s decision to make compliance programmes compulsory for contractors will likely spur local companies to implement their own policies, according to lawyers, who say the move is a step in the right direction for Mexico’s anti-corruption landscape. 

22 June 2018

Corporate promotions on the rise across LatAm

Just under half of the Latin American promotions reported to Latin Lawyer last month involved corporate lawyers as regional GDP growth recovers.

14 June 2018

Brazilian agencies demystify leniency agreement calculations

Companies under investigation by Brazil’s AGU and CGU should now be able to gauge the cost of resolving the probes, after the two agencies published guidelines for leniency agreement negotiations, but local corporate counsel say gaps remain. By Michael Griffiths and Marina Albanese

08 June 2018

Mexican companies serious about corruption, says Ritch Mueller partner

Tackling corruption has ranked high in campaign rhetoric for Mexico’s impending presidential and legislative elections. Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC corporate governance and compliance partner Luis Dantón Martínez Corres considers the consequences of strengthened anticorruption efforts in Mexico

03 May 2018

Lobo & Ibeas lawyers go their separate ways

Lobo & Ibeas, a prominent Brazilian full-service player with a 43-year history, has dissolved, splitting into at least five different firms.

30 April 2018

Vieira Rezende hires compliance in-house counsel from Globo

Vieira Rezende’s Rio de Janiero office has hired a compliance lawyer as counsel from Brazilian television network Globo.

27 April 2018

Jones Day Latin America privacy and cybersecurity symposium programme announced

The programme for Jones Day’s two-day privacy and cybersecurity symposium – which includes sessions on how cyber-threats, artificial intelligence and fintech are affecting Latin America – is now available.

20 April 2018

Brasil Plural’s GC and co-founder returns to private practice

The general counsel for bank and asset management company Brasil Plural has left eight years after founding the business and returns to private practice as a partner at Dias Carneiro Advogados.

13 April 2018

Diageo hires legal and security director for Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil

British alcoholic beverage company Diageo has hired Patricia Barbelli as legal and corporate security director for Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil. Barbelli tells LACCA how her new role is pushing her out of her comfort zone and why a business-orientated energy is key for legal team success. 

23 March 2018

Regulatory overview: Managing an ageing workforce

Managing an increasingly aging workforce is one of the key socioeconomic trends of our times and a crucial issue for many of the world's enterprises. Private practice lawyers across Latin America outline the laws in their respective countries concerning an older demographic in the workplace as well as a number of recent updates across the region.  

02 March 2018

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