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Sweet and sour

Federico Ivan Gottlieb

Taking up his position at the tail-end of Argentina’s deepest recession in recent history and on the eve of 12 years of left-leaning populist government by the Peronist party, Arcor’s legal manager Federico Gottlieb reflects on the sweet tyranny of doing business in one of Latin America’s most challenging markets.   

Savvy sourcing

Gustavo Biagioli, Cinthia Ambrogi and Gianfranco Cinelli discuss external counsel

Choosing the right law firm can be a minefield, so a well-designed approach to hiring external counsel is crucial in ensuring legal departments get the right support without breaking the bank. GCs at LACCA’s regional meeting held in São Paulo last month discussed some of the best practices to selecting and managing external counsel. 

New member profile: deputy director of corporate employee relations at Banorte

New member Cynthia de Uriarte

Cynthia de Uriarte tells LACCA why having an impeccable sense of fairness is essential in handling labour disputes.

A three-pronged approach

Verissimo and Moya lead the discussion

Companies are increasingly suffering from the effects of political corruption in Latin America, as investigations in the region have revealed that cronyism and bribery were behind the awards of many government-funded contracts. Delegates at LACCA’s March São Paulo meeting discussed how in-house counsel can work to attack corruption from multiple angles.

New member profile: Regional legal counsel at HP Inc

New member César Basso

César Basso tells LACCA what his team has done to promote compliance throughout the company.

New member profile: Head of legal, compliance and internal audit at Wobben Windpower

New member Raphael Weitzel

Raphael Weitzel tells LACCA about helping his company meet Brazil’s renewable energy targets.

An interview with Beatriz Munozcano

Beatriz Munozcano

Pernod Ricard Americas' legal manager talks about how her team is structured to cope with cross-jurisdictional work.

New member profile: Legal director and privacy counsel for Latin America at Oracle Chile

New member Gustavo Marmol

Gustavo Marmol tells LACCA about the constant opportunities for learning that come with an in-house position.

The construction industry and the call for concerted action

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In this article, Júlio César Bueno, partner at Pinheiro Neto explores the issue of corruption throughout the international construction industry. He highlights not only the current problems that the industry faces, but also the way in which it can progress and move towards a future of transparency and good governance.

New member profile: Corporate counsel and legal director for Brazil at Avaya

New member Flavia Pantani

Flavia Pantani tells LACCA about the importance of developing strong working relationships.

An interview with Renato Martins

Renato Martins

Siemens Healthineers' head of legal for Brazil discusses the German healthcare providers' strategies for hiring external counsel.

An interview with Marisa Peres

Marisa Peres

Avon's senior manager for ethics and compliance in Latin America discusses her work for the multinational cosmetics brand.

An interview with Pedro Costa Braga

Pedro Costa Braga

Pedro Costa Braga talks about some of the challenges facing his legal team at Praxair in Brazil.

New member profile: Legal and compliance manager for HCL Technologies in Latin America

New member Leandro Henrique de Assis

Leandro Henrique de Assis tells LACCA about designing software to support his company’s contract management.

New member profile: Corporate counsel at Caterpillar

New member Eduardo Valdes

Eduardo Valdes Gutierrez talks to LACCA about saving company money on external legal fees.

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