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Guatemalan lawyers praise anti-impunity efforts after scandals

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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.

Colombia’s anti-contraband bill: counsel respond

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The success of Colombia’s Anti-Contraband Law will depend on its enforcement, but lawyers say companies will have to do their bit.

Compliance and legal: drifting apart?

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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.


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Mental health in the workplace – the Latin American perspective

Jose Carlos Wahle, Alvaro Gonazalez-Schiaffino, and Juan Viñales

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   

GCs report on reporting

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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.

New member profile: Legal and Compliance Director for Latin America at Ecolab

Andrea Bocabello tells LACCA about the importance of ethics in business.

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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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