While in-house counsel are generally satisfied with the services provided by their Latin American law firms, many say much more could be done to ensure they are properly aligned with legal department needs, according to new LACCA research.
Rigid labour laws in Latin America have been pivotal in securing rights and stability for employees across the region, but companies often find their hands tied when it comes to disciplining or terminating problem employees. Delegates at LACCA Miami discussed proactive policies as essential tools for protecting businesses against labour lawsuits.
Lawyers in Brazil have welcomed a decree that would grant private companies permission to bid for infrastructure projects in the country, saying the measure will provide a boost for the local economy and businesses.
Ivania Oberti Naranjo, director of business, compliance and legal affairs for Latin America at PVG Insurance Group explains why optimising internal resources to ensure compliance with the myriad of local regulations in Latin America is one of her biggest challenges.
The legal team at Hewlett Packard Enterprise stood out at this year’s LACCA Awards not only for managing one of the biggest corporate restructurings of all time, but also for their sheer efficiency and adaptability in doing so. Alison O’Connell spoke to this year’s Regional Team of the Year to find out what makes the team a cut above the rest.
Natacha Marly explains the importance of adding “business language” to a linguistic repertoire she developed in a career that spans four continents.
LACCA’s Technology Survey reveals the most popular software used by in-house legal departments in the US and Latin America.
While each business may have unique software requirements, deciding whether to develop tailored solutions in-house or buy off-the-shelf packages is often a common dilemma for legal departments around the world. In the second article of LACCA’s Technology Survey, Alison O’Connell takes a look at the pros and cons of each.
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