Apr 19 2018

LACCA 9th Regional São Paulo Meeting 2018

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19 April 2018 at 09:00 to 18:00
São Paulo, Brazil

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association will be holding its annual regional meeting in São Paulo on19 April 2018. The meeting regularly attracts around 70 senior in-house counsel, both from multinational and domestic companies.

GCs come together to discuss matters of critical importance for their practice, departments and careers. Like all LACCA meetings, the São Paulo event is designed to maximise not only networking, but also the sharing of best practice among members

Our meetings are popular and often fill up, so members can reserve your place now by contacting us here.

Please note there has been a recent outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil. The Government of Brazil and the CDC recommend yellow fever vaccinations for travelers to São Paulo. Please click here for more information. 


LACCA São Paulo – 2018

9.15: Arrival, registration and coffee

9.45: Welcome to LACCA São Paulo 2018 – Clare Bolton, Publisher, LACCA

10: 00: Understanding the impact of Brazil’s labour reform

In November 2017 Brazil enacted the biggest overhaul of its labour code in over 70 years, but like any change of this magnitude, the reform has faced negative reaction. This session will look at the impact of changes on companies, including some of the gaps and whether or not GCs believe the reform will be successful in achieving its intended objectives, such as providing more flexibility in hiring practices and reducing litigation.

11:00: Coffee break

11:30: Regulation in 2018: What’s your compliance approach?

Legal departments are facing a growing list of compliance challenges. With new rafts of legislation being brought in both locally and across the world, what are the crucial elements of a compliance programme every company should have to protect corporate integrity, preserve their brand and reputation, and provide actionable regulatory and risk intelligence to drive business performance? This session explores the proactive measures that legal departments and compliance professionals can take to fine-tune their approach to increasing regulation and take back control of the compliance function.  

This session will include discussions on:

  • Benefits of inward looking risk assessments, control testing and audits
  • Meeting ISO 37001 standards
  • Risk intelligence, business continuity strategies and remediation policies
  • Going beyond compliance and instilling good governance & ethics practices within your business

12.30: Networking lunch

14.00: Cyber-Insecurity: New data privacy and security challenges

From the global WannaCry ransomware attack to targeted breaches at companies including Equifax and Cellebrite, last year was an epic year for cybercrime and governments and regulators around the world have been scrambling to reinforce the regulatory framework. Whether it is understanding the implications of GDPR, establishing new governance or working with IT to meet compliance requirements, GCs and their teams must take an active role in addressing cybersecurity and data privacy concerns, particularly since companies are increasingly required to evidence the specifics of their prevention programmes to regulators. This session will focus on how in-house teams can develop governance policies and data strategies that protect corporate information, while still affording the business enough freedom to grow and adapt.

15.00: Coffee break

15.30: Breaking the glass ceiling: Promoting LGBT rights and diversity in business

The past year has proven that the issue of diversity and inclusion has become a top priority for businesses and requires a much more comprehensive view from businesses around the world. In fact, it is increasingly evident today that diversity and inclusion impacts brand, company performance and even talent acquisition. For the new generation of employees, inclusion is not just about assembling diverse teams however, its also about connecting team members so that everyone is heard and respected. But while many company's have been implementing strategies to tackle inequalities and address these issues, it is undisputable that for certain people due to their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, etc. it's harder to break the glass ceiling. This session will discuss some of the best practices to protect and support your employees as well as your organisation, and positively impact your internal culture, as well as strategies to help promote greater diversity in the legal sector in general.

16.30: Coffee break

16.45: Mastering boardroom politics

In this session delegates will hear how GCs can drive influence and change within their businesses. Speakers will discuss how the legal function can position itself to be a key partner to the business, what practical steps are necessary to achieve this as well as matters such as how best to deal with challenging stakeholders.

18.00: Roundtable ends; All LACCA members are invited to the drinks reception for the 12th Annual Latin Lawyer Awards Ceremony

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