Lawyers in Guatemala have praised the role of the UN-backed International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) in unveiling corruption and pushing for judicial reform, as the country’s latest scandal deepens.
The success of Colombia’s Anti-Contraband Law will depend on its enforcement, but lawyers say companies will have to do their bit.
A new survey has concluded that compliance programmes designed and implemented by GC/CCOs have more of an impact within companies. However, local counsel in Latin America continue to support a separation of the two functions, seeing independent CCOs as more focused on compliance in all areas of the company.
In the wake of the Germanwings crash in France, Jose Carlos Wahle of Veirano Advogados in Brazil, Eduado Juan Vinales of Funes De Rioja & Asociados in Argentina and Alvaro Gonazalez-Schiaffino of Basham, Ringe y Corea in Mexico, the member firms of Ius Laboris, the global HR & Labour law alliance, analyse mental health in the workplace legislation in three major LatAm jurisdictions
Reporting lines – the departmental “chains of command” that govern which employees are answerable to which managers – can be critical to providing the best service for both internal and external contacts, but the varied nature of in-house legal departments means there is no one-size-fits-all approach. General counsel recommend that lawyers constantly question how their structure aligns with business objectives, while for chief compliance officers (CCOs), independence is key.
Andrea Bocabello tells LACCA about the importance of ethics in business.
LACCA presents its independent research into the compensation packages received by in-house counsel throughout throughout the US and Latin America.
Lawyers seeking a better work/life balance have traditionally looked to in-house positions, but are shorter hours always a guarantee of higher employee satisfaction? LACCA takes a deeper look into the results of its Salary Survey 2015 and finds out that a fulfilling in-house role is about much more than spending more time out of the office.
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