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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.

New member profile: Legal manager at The Sol Group Corporation

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Carla Gonzalez tells LACCA why the experience she gained during her time in private practice has been key to her success as an in-house counsel.

New member profile: Compliance specialist at Eletropaulo

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Cláudia Massaia tells LACCA about the growing importance of compliance in Brazil as well as the benefits of regular employee training, particularly for those in highly regulated sectors.

Tech Data promotes new senior contracts manager

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IT products and services company Tech Data has promoted Maria Lucia Sanchez to senior contracts manager. She tells LACCA about the importance of client networks in the fast-moving IT sector.

Eletropaulo promotes new compliance specialist

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Brazilian energy distributor Eletropaulo has promoted Cláudia Massaia to the role of compliance specialist. She tells LACCA about the rising awareness of compliance practices in Brazil and the importance of regular staff training.    

New member profile: Senior counsel and head of compliance for Latin America at Hexion Inc

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Leonardo Donoso tells LACCA why empathy and good listening skills are just as important as understanding the business when it comes to being a good in-house counsel

Argentina's lithium market: A battery of new regulations

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Florencia Heredia at Allende & Brea explores recent developments in the Argentinian lithium market and the significant issues that must be considered for future regulation of the sector. 

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