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Mexico’s ‘gasolinazo’ leaves lawyers divided

The rise in gas prices sparked protests across Mexico

A hefty 20% hike in fuel prices has sparked nationwide protests, looting and road-blockades across Mexico. It has also divided the country’s legal community over whether the measure will improve the country’s economy or harm its private sector.  

Departmental focus: Walmart Brazil’s legal team

Walmart store exterior

Livia Azevedo, vice president and general counsel at Walmart Brazil, tells LACCA about how she restructured the US retailer’s legal department in Brazil, and how her team strategy supports the company’s path to security.

Brazil debates changes to “restrictive” environmental protection law

Some fear relaxations could threaten Brazil's natural environment

A bill to replace existing environmental licensing procedures with a less bureaucratic and more flexible system has garnered a mixed response from Brazil’s lawyers and wider business community.


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Mar 23

LACCA Regional São Paulo Meeting 2017

Thu, 23rd March
São Paulo, Brazil

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Challenging the status quo


As Uber’s first legal director in Latin America, Enrique Gonzalez has led the company successfully through its rapid expansion across the region overwrought with legal battles and regulatory hurdles. LACCA speaks to this year’s General Counsel of the Year to find out why thinking outside of the box has been key to his success.

New member profile: Senior counsel & corporate secretary at Iberdrola Generación México

New member Rodolfo Rueda

Rodolfo Rueda Ballesteros talks LACCA through what energy reform means for Mexico.

A business facilitator

Gianfranco Cinelli

For every company, its board and its shareholders, an M&A transaction can be one of the most challenging experiences but also one the most lucrative, so having the right legal adviser alongside is crucial to a successful outcome. Gianfranco Cinelli talks LACCA through some of the deals that led him to win this year’s Dealmaker of the Year Award, as well as revealing what makes him so good at his job.

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Latin Lawyer 11th Annual Charity Awards Ceremony

Thu, 23rd March - Thu, 23rd March
São Paulo, Brazil

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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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