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Insurance industry cashes in on Brazil’s anti-corruption drive

Several widespread anti-corruption investigations in Latin America have put executives under increased scrutiny

Growing numbers of Brazilian executives are taking out insurance policies to help pay for legal fees if they become the focus of an anti-corruption investigation, according to figures published by Brazil’s insurance regulator.

Argentina’s Supreme Court rejects oil and gas reforms

YPF is the biggest oil and gas company in Argentina

The Supreme Court of Argentina has reversed President Mauricio Macri’s attempt to reduce government subsidies for oil and gas sold in the country because the government did not consult the public first.

Careless clicking the main cause of company data loss

The biggest risk to cyber security stems from the actions of employees

Data breaches could be reduced by half by training employees to spot potentially hazardous links and attachments, finds a recent survey.

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LACCA Regional Miami Meeting 2016

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The long road

Progressing within the same company is increasingly becoming the road less travelled

Thais Carloni, legal director for the Northern and Andean regions, tells LACCA about her greatest achievements over three decades at Dow and how she is helping the next generation to achieve their professional goals.

New member profile: Senior tax advisor at Repsol

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Pablo Ordoñez tells LACCA why failing to take cultural differences between Latin America and Europe into account can cause even the best-laid plans to go awry.

Let the games begin™: Rio's Olympics and the IP minefield

Rio 2016 is the most technologically advanced Olympic Games to be held to date

While the eyes of the world may be trained on the fierce competition occurring on track and field during the Olympics, it is a battle of a different kind that is occupying the attention of the world’s IP lawyers. Ian Johnson, Head of IP Legal at CPA Global, a leading IP management and technology company, looks at the challenges facing companies in the digital age and outlines what they can do to protect their brands.

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Latin Lawyer 7th Annual Private Equity Conference

Mon, 26th September
New York, USA

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Technology Survey 2016

LACCA’s Technology Survey reveals the most popular software used by in-house legal departments in the US and Latin America.

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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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