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Engaging debates mark LACCA regional meeting in São Paulo

Uber's Ana Pellegrini in Lacca's 9th Regional Meeting in São Paulo

Some of the most pressing issues affecting legal departments in Brazil today, including the country’s controversial labour reform, cyber security, diversity and compliance, were tackled in lively debates at LACCA’s 9th Regional São Paulo Meeting 2018, which took place last week. 

Vizcarra must show a greater commitment to combating corruption, say local lawyers

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While Peru’s new president has promised to tackle corruption after the emergence of a number of scandals that have tainted the nation and its government, lawyers say a change in presidency isn’t enough to restore faith in the country’s authorities and call for a stronger commitment to enforcement.

Smith & Nephew hires new legal counsel

Healthcare products and services company Smith & Nephew has hired a new legal counsel for Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Ricardo Estrada Murillo tells LACCA about working in the healthcare sector and how in-house lawyers are becoming more organised in Costa Rica.

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New member profile: General counsel Prime Energia in Chile

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Juan Valdivieso tells LACCA why he chose to be an in-house counsel and why he thinks independence is a key factor for a strong in-house team 

New member profile: Legal manager at Nors Brasil

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Benedito Villela tells LACCA why working across different industries has enhanced his skills as a lawyer and why he prefers recruiting specialist boutiques when it comes to selecting his external counsel.  

New member profile: Senior compliance analyst at Eletropaulo

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Matheus Ferreira Benevolo Xavier tells LACCA why he decided to pursue an in-house career as well as the difficulties of navigating the regulatory environment of Brazil’s energy sector.

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