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GCs in the boardroom: Finding the right balance

Rui Alves, Fabio Cunha, Ivandro Maciel Sanchez, Rafael Paniagua and Vitor Crivorncica

CEOs are increasingly understanding the value of giving their general counsel a spot at the boardroom table, but GCs can often find it difficult to balance the responsibility of providing sound legal advice while also contributing to business strategy and commercial direction. Delegates at LACCA’s São Paulo meeting discussed some of the practical steps to becoming a true strategic asset to the business. 

Only a quarter of legal teams invest in cybersecurity

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While most in-house teams in Latin America recognise that their company’s IT departments are better suited to deal with cybersecurity threats, lawyers say their legal departments should be more involved in IT prevention strategies when it comes to issues such as guaranteeing data protection.

Compliance programmes now mandatory for Pemex contractors

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Pemex’s decision to make compliance programmes compulsory for contractors will likely spur local companies to implement their own policies, according to lawyers, who say the move is a step in the right direction for Mexico’s anti-corruption landscape. 

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Rafael Dantas tells LACCA about the challenges of working on one of the pharmaceutical industry’s biggest acquisitions, and why moving beyond the legal perspective and engaging with strategic business decision-making is key to success. By Marina Albanese

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Felipe Pessine speaks to LACCA about the rewards that come with working on a successful M&A and why he likes to work in a corporate environment. 

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Only a quarter of legal teams invest in cybersecurity

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