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New member profile: Tax director for Inkia Energy

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María José Espantoso speaks to LACCA about why tax exemptions are not the answer for Peru’s business landscape, as well as what it’s like working in the tax department of an energy company.  

New member profile: Senior legal manager for southern Latin America at Zoetis

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Carolina De Nardi speaks to LACCA about the importance of having a good understanding of the regulatory landscape in the pharmaceutical sector and how she sees a positive trend in terms of company compliance programmes in Brazil.

New member profile: Privacy coordinator at Prudential do Brasil

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Thaïs Ramos speaks to LACCA about how her decision to move in-house changed the course of her career and led to her becoming a certified information privacy manager. 

New member profile: Latin America regional counsel at Solenis

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Rodrigo Perestrelo Gonçalves tells LACCA about his experience in the chemicals sector and why his love of business as well as law led him to pursue an in-house career.

New member profile: Legal director of corporate and litigation at Bayer Brazil

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Rafael Dantas tells LACCA about the challenges of working on one of the pharmaceutical industry’s biggest acquisitions, and why moving beyond the legal perspective and engaging with strategic business decision-making is key to success. By Marina Albanese

New Member Profile: Head of legal & compliance for Brazil at Philips Lighting

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Felipe Pessine speaks to LACCA about the rewards that come with working on a successful M&A and why he likes to work in a corporate environment. 

New member profile: In-house counsel for ID Logistics in Brazil

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Fabio Sanchez tells LACCA about the biggest challenges affecting in-house counsel in the logistic sector in Brazil.

New member profile: Head of litigation and tax at Pirelli Group Brazil

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Mauro Menezes tells LACCA about how his time on secondment at Pirelli made him leave life as a private practitioner to become a full-time in-house counsel and why it is crucial to find the right balance between a business and legal mindset. 

New member profile: Head of legal and compliance at Autonomy Investimentos

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Farley Menezes tells LACCA why hiring and training young lawyers is the best part of his role as a legal director.​

New member profile: General counsel Prime Energia in Chile

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Juan Valdivieso tells LACCA why he chose to be an in-house counsel and why he thinks independence is a key factor for a strong in-house team 

New member profile: Legal manager at Nors Brasil

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Benedito Villela tells LACCA why working across different industries has enhanced his skills as a lawyer and why he prefers recruiting specialist boutiques when it comes to selecting his external counsel.  

New member profile: Senior compliance analyst at Eletropaulo

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Matheus Ferreira Benevolo Xavier tells LACCA why he decided to pursue an in-house career as well as the difficulties of navigating the regulatory environment of Brazil’s energy sector.

New member profile: Senior legal counsel at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Brasil Seguros

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Beatriz Almada tells LACCA about the regulatory challenges in Brazil and the company’s joint venture with counterpart Bradesco Seguros.

Progressive compliance

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Guatemala City-headquartered cement business Cementos Progreso has prioritised socially responsible and ethical business practices for over a century. In recognition of these efforts, the company was recently named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute. LACCA hears about the role compliance director Christie Ippisch and her team have played in continually updating workplace policies and incentivising ethical behaviour.

New member profile: GC and labour relations manager at Sodexo

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Mariana Olivares tells LACCA about being the first in-house lawyer at a company and the importance of a preventive legal culture.

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