Work Area: Data privacy

Prosecutors shut down Brazilian data broker

Brazilian authorities have cancelled the domain name of BaseUp as part of an investigation into the company for allegedly selling the personal data of more than 10 million people.

02 March 2020

Mexican fintech gets equity investment and loan

Mexican fintech company Resuelve tu Deuda (RTD) has hired González Calvillo, SC to obtain an equity investment from a private equity investor and take out a loan, with both transactions worth a combined 453 million pesos (US$24 million).

14 February 2020

At a turning point

Inspired by the GDPR, Brazil’s data protection law was due to come into force this year. While enforcement of the legislation has been delayed until 2021, its eventual impact will be watched closely by lawmakers around Latin America. We convened a roundtable in Miami with in-house counsel, data privacy officers and private practitioners to share their experiences of data-rich dealmaking and complying with data protection laws in a region where enforcement levels vary greatly.

28 January 2020

Ferrere appoints two partners in Paraguay and Uruguay

South American law firm Ferrere has boosted its seniority by adding partners in Paraguay and Uruguay.

16 January 2020

Dentons López Velarde poaches Baker McKenzie partner

Dentons López Velarde, SC has hired Sergio Legorreta from Baker McKenzie (Mexico) to lead its venture technology practice.

15 January 2020

Goldman Sachs makes largest Mexican fintech loan

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Hogan Lovells (Mexico) have helped popular Latin American e-commerce site Mercado Libre obtain a US$125 million financing for its Mexican subsidiary, Mercado Credito.

13 January 2020

Brazil fines Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Brazil’s Ministry of Justice has fined Facebook 6.6 million reais (US$1.6 million) over its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. By Alex Pugh

10 January 2020

Baker McKenzie's Bogotá office closes first fintech loan

Baker McKenzie (Colombia) has helped local fintech company Finaktiva get its first ever international loan.

08 January 2020

Using tech to innovate: It’s all about making the most of available tools

GCs at LACCA’s regional Miami meeting in October came together to discuss how legal departments can innovate with technology without breaking the bank. The conclusion? Legal teams simply need to be more creative and find ways to maximise the tools they are currently using within the department.

09 December 2019

Brazil plans data law fines delay

Brazilian legislators have submitted plans to stagger the implementation of fines under its new data protection law, in response to a proposal to delay the entire law for two years.

03 December 2019

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