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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.

New member profile: Legal director at LAS Cargo

New member Angela Jimenez

Angela Jimenez discusses the sky-high challenges of managing an airline’s legal affairs across multiple jurisdictions.

An upcoming talent


Making a mark at the start of a career can be hard, particularly in today’s highly competitive environment, but one in-house lawyer has excelled by addressing productivity, savings and growth in her company’s legal department. Alison O’Connell caught up with Honeywell's Daniela Tijerina, winner of this year’s Legal Counsel of the Year Award, to hear how she has earned her reputation as a rising star in the legal industry.

New member profile: Legal counsel at DICEX Consultores

New member Ana Padilla

Ana Paula Padilla tells LACCA about why being part of legal can sometimes make you unpopular in companies, but also how the constant challenges of the career make up for it.

Challenging the status quo


As Uber’s first legal director in Latin America, Enrique Gonzalez has led the company successfully through its rapid expansion across the region overwrought with legal battles and regulatory hurdles. LACCA speaks to this year’s General Counsel of the Year to find out why thinking outside of the box has been key to his success.

New member profile: Senior counsel & corporate secretary at Iberdrola Generación México

New member Rodolfo Rueda

Rodolfo Rueda Ballesteros talks LACCA through what energy reform means for Mexico.

Departmental focus: Walmart Brazil’s legal team

Walmart store exterior

Livia Azevedo, vice president and general counsel at Walmart Brazil, tells LACCA about how she restructured the US retailer’s legal department in Brazil, and how her team strategy supports the company’s path to security.

A business facilitator

Gianfranco Cinelli

For every company, its board and its shareholders, an M&A transaction can be one of the most challenging experiences but also one the most lucrative, so having the right legal adviser alongside is crucial to a successful outcome. Gianfranco Cinelli talks LACCA through some of the deals that led him to win this year’s Dealmaker of the Year Award, as well as revealing what makes him so good at his job.

New member profile: International associate counsel at Enerflex

New member Dubraska Jaramillo

Dubraska Jaramillo speaks in-depth about managing projects in locations as difficult to manage as the deep Peruvian jungle.

A trademark for success

Litigation Management Award winner João Victor Guedes dos Santos

When a company’s portfolio of products includes over 60 brands of spirits, a toast to good news never seems far away. Last November, João Victor Guedes dos Santos gave his company Diageo cause for celebration by winning LACCA’s Litigation Management Award after maintaining a high success rate in litigation through careful negotiation and clever timing.

New member profile: Senior legal counsel for Brazil & LATAM at OpenText Inc.

New member Ana Gentil

Ana Carolina Freire Gentil tells LACCA about problem solving for the benefit of the business.

Delivering more…

Eduardo Nogueira

No major company is complete these days without a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme that demonstrates a commitment to human rights, the environment and sustainability. LACCA speaks to DHL’s Latin American team, the winners of this year’s Social Responsibility Award, to find out how they are delivering more than just packages to their communities in the region.

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