Brazil’s Bar Association, the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB), is a powerful and mandatory regulatory body locally – but until recently virtually exclusively focused on the needs of private practice lawyers. Six months after a subcommittee for in-house lawyers was launched, we talk to its heads to assess progress
New speakers from leading banks are joining senior in-house counsel from Caterpillar, Johnson & Johnson, SAP, Unilever, HP, and Film Studios Miami, alongside leading law firms and other service providers, to speak at this year’s LACCA Regional Meeting in Miami on 10 September.
A survey by corporate conference organiser Consero reports that US in-house counsel are delegating less work externally despite evidence of budget increases – while in Latin America companies may be also sending less work out, but with more static budgets, say some LACCA members.
It’s all change in Brazil with the country’s new anti-corruption law raising questions about self-reporting and other issues, but as our sister publication Global Investigations Review (GIR) reports, one thing that hasn’t changed are the country’s strict labour laws, which practitioners warn can be a major issue on internal investigations
LACCA's sister publications Latin Lawyer and Global Investigations Review reveal investigations and compliance lawyers to know in key economies across Latin America.
Data preservation, collection and review processes can be costly, time-consuming, and painstaking (if not at times painful) for a company undertaking an investigation. The requirements of various government agencies and data protection/privacy laws are often overlapping, competing and contradictory. In this article we set out some positive practical steps that can be taken to prepare for data exercises and get them right, and in doing so minimise business disruption and cost while gaining credit with government agencies. By Derek Patterson, principal at Forensic Risk Alliance in London, David Kessler, partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in New York, and Andrew Reeves, associate at Norton Rose Fulbright in London.
Which law firms are regularly retained by the region's largest 100 companies? LACCA presents its landmark research.
While Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela may be challenging environments for corporate law firms in Latin America, LACCA’s research shows large international companies retain a presence there – hiring top firms as they do so.
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