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Venezuela seizes and reopens US-owned factory

Kimberley-Clark was forced to hal operations amid shortages.

Venezuelan authorities have seized a factory owned by US multinational Kimberly-Clark and reopened it “in the hands of the workers”, with local lawyers predicting it will not be the last.

Brazil’s BNDES implicated in corruption probe

BNDES has come up several times in Brazil's corruption probe.

Brazil's BNDES is the latest organisation to be implicated in the country’s massive corruption investigation, following allegations that the state development bank was capitalised with money from a public investment fund.

Cost and workload drive innovation

Pressure is leading GCs to find innovative ways of working.

Two-thirds of GCs are using technology to lower cost, save time, improve document management and better record key metrics, finds a new report.

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New member profile: In-house counsel for Sodrugestvo Paraguay

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Paolo Doria tells LACCA why knowing the market inside out is the best way to add value to the business.

Regulatory Focus: Tax

Companies in Brazil spend an average of 2,600 hours per year filing their taxes (iStock.com/AndreyPopov)

Latin America’s economy remains in a recession and the region’s GDP has fallen by 1.2 per cent since this time last year. During these difficult times, several governments across the region are turning to taxation as a way to lower their fiscal deficits with mixed success.

New member profile: Chief counsel for international affairs at TeleTech

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Rodrigo Monroy, chief counsel for international affairs at TeleTech Monroy, tells LACCA why having strong people skills and being a problem solver are some of the most important qualities needed to succeed as an in-house counsel.

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While highly sophisticated e-discovery or digital forensics software may be becoming more readily available in Latin America, LACCA’s second annual Technology Survey reveals most GCs still prefer to invest in simpler contract and document management tools.

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