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Brazil’s cybercrime bills draw criticism

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Lawmakers in Brazil are considering several internet bills aimed at combatting cybercrime, but lawyers say the proposals will increase liability for companies who will be required to monitor user activity more closely, threatening privacy and freedom of expression online.

Car Wash prosecutor: Rousseff impeachment won’t rid Brazil of corruption

Impeaching Brazil’s president will not solve the country’s culture of systemic corruption, a senior prosecutor told conference goers on 12 May. By Dylan Tokar

Top 100: Colombia

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Latin America’s fourth largest economy suffered the after-effects of a drop in commodity prices and devaluation of the peso over the past year, but Colombia remains one of the fastest growing economies in the region and a favourite place to do business among the Top 100 companies.

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Reading the smoke signals

José Moscati, speaking at LACCA São Paulo

Anti-corruption investigations like Operation Car Wash have moved compliance to the top of the corporate agenda. GCs at LACCA São Paulo discussed how in-house counsel have become instrumental in defending their companies’ reputations and what they can do to make their compliance programmes watertight.

New member profile: General counsel & compliance officer for Elevadores Altas Schindler

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Renata Resegue says strong leadership skills are the best way for in-house counsel to leave their mark on a company.

Closing the deal

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Even in the midst of its current economic and political turmoil, Brazil continues to boast an active M&A sector, as foreign investors snap-up cheap assets, especially from companies facing insolvency. Speaking at LACCA São Paulo, Vera Carvalho Pinto, general counsel for Brazil at insurance company Chubb and José Diaz, partner at Demarest Advogados discuss what in-house counsel can do to successfully navigate M&A deals, even in the face of great uncertainty.

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Top 100: Colombia

Latin America’s fourth largest economy suffered the after-effects of a drop in commodity prices and devaluation of the peso over the past year, but Colombia remains one of the fastest growing economies in the region and a favourite place to do business among the Top 100 companies.

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