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LACCA Awards shortlist announced

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The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association has announced the shortlisted candidates for its second annual Awards Ceremony, to be held at the W Hotel South Beach in Miami on 10 September. 

Ambiguity and lack of definition overshadows Brazil’s job protection plan

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Following the introduction of Brazil’s job protection plan, which makes it easier for companies in financial difficulties to cut employee salaries and working hours, local counsel say a lack of clarity in the new rules will prevent many companies from applying for the new legislation.

CADE settles with AmBev on heavy fine

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Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence has reached an in-court settlement with the country’s biggest brewing company on the largest fine the authority has ever been paid.

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LACCA Regional Miami Meeting 2015

Thu, 10th September
Miami, USA
Sep 10

2nd Annual LACCA Awards Ceremony

Thu, 10th September - Thu, 10th September
Miami, USA

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An island of opportunity

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A historic agreement between the US and Cuba to ease economic sanctions that have been in place since the Cold War has already led some US companies to enter the country and driven many others to analyse their options. Joe Rowley looks at the opportunities and risks of investing in one of the world’s last Communist states.

Chile’s FDI framework: An interview with HSBC’s Ignácio Saavedra

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Ignácio Saavedra, deputy general counsel for global banking and markets at HSBC Chile, takes a deeper look at the challenges and possible implications for companies in Chile.

Bringing pro bono in-house

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Despite the range of pro bono opportunities in Latin America, many legal departments are put off by the complications and challenges that such projects can encounter. Yet those who decide to get involved in charitable projects will find clearing houses and law firms more than willing to help them find the most interesting and fulfilling project.

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Lawyers seeking a better work/life balance have traditionally looked to in-house positions, but are shorter hours always a guarantee of higher employee satisfaction? LACCA takes a deeper look into the results of its Salary Survey 2015 and finds out that a fulfilling in-house role is about much more than spending more time out of the office.

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