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Comparing Social Security Contributions rates across Latin American Countries

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Navigating the myriad of differing labour provisions in Latin America can be a minefield for regional legal teams looking to ensure their companies are in compliance with local obligations. Eduardo Juan Viñales and Germán Capoulat of leading Argentine law firm Funes de Rioja provide an overview of the main features of social security contributions across six countries, including recent updates.

New member profile: Legal manager for Latin America at Husqvarna Group

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Monica Rodrigues tells LACCA why the core function of a successful in-house team is to be a strategic partner to the business. 

New member profile: Legal director for Brazil at Publicis Groupe

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Andressa Genovesi Ziziotti tells LACCA about some of the challenges of working in-house in the communications and advertising sector and how the legal team conducted training sessions throughout the company to ensure all staff are aware of basic rules and regulations affecting the industry. By Fredrik Karlsson

The Development of Latin America Through Foreign Trade and Investment

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José Francisco Mafla and Camilo Castrill at Brigard & Urrutia Abogados explore the development of trade throughout Latin America, and its effect on and importance for the region’s economic growth. 

New member profile: Legal counsel for Shell Argentina

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Federico Flamenco Marucco tells LACCA how an early-career internship led him to pursue a career in-house.

New member profile: Legal counsel for Mexico & Venezuela at Ericsson

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Julio César Vega Cedillo speaks to LACCA about working for a global IT company in the advent of next-generation technology and why being an in-house counsel means being a strategic ally to the business. 

The economist's view on Mexico

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Luis de la Calle, who worked on Mexico’s negotiations in the World Trade Organisation and the North American Free Trade Agreement, discusses the likely impact on cross-border markets and litigations of Mexico’s recent reforms and President Donald Trump’s push for NAFTA changes.

Legal obligations surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace across Latin America

Companies must ensure they are compliant with new regulations and legislation.

Sexual harassment in the workplace has once again hit the spotlight, reconfirming that it is clearly an ongoing global issue. Private practice lawyers from across Latin America provide an overview of the legal obligations for companies dealing with sexual harassment across the region.

New member profile: Latin America legal manager at Newpark Drilling Fluids, Brazil

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João Gabriel Borges tells LACCA about contributing to the growth of a global business, and why Brazilian in-house lawyers should pay close attention to labour matters.   

New member profile: In-house advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica

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Carlos Cartín Feoli tells LACCA what it’s like working as an in-house counsel in the Costa Rican administration as well as his role in a governmental project to facilitate and promote investment in the country. 

New Member profile: Senior lawyer at The Warranty Group

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Alice Fratucci tells LACCA how working as in-house counsel presents its own challenges and how she has been able to implement an internal strategy to reduce her company’s expenditure. 

New member profile: General counsel for Central America at CMI Energía

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Salvador del Valle tells LACCA about how he was presented with an opportunity to work in-house and never looked back.

New member profile: Legal and compliance manager for Central America and the Caribbean at Kuehne + Nagel

Kuehne + Nagel provides logistics and delivery services via land, air and sea

Rodrigo Herrera talks LACCA through the vital steps for setting up a regional in-house team.

New member profile: Senior legal manager for litigation at MercadoLivre

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Humberto Chiesi Filho talks LACCA through the strategies he has implemented to reduce the company’s litigation load.

New member profile: General counsel for Latin America at AccorInvest Group

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Cintia Cristina Mariano dos Santos tells LACCA how her legal department has boosted business by helping set up a new independent funding entity.

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