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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. 

New member profile: Senior counsel for Komatsu Cummins Chile

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Silvana Rosso tells LACCA how time really is of the essence when working in Chile’s mining sector, and highlights some of the main issues local in-house counsel need to remain aware of following last year’s controversial labour reform. 

New member profile: Corporate lawyer for Costa do Sol Operadora Aeroportuária

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Manuela Oliveira tells LACCA about getting out of her comfort zone as a tax specialist and helping to secure one of her company’s recent M&A deals.

Comparing social security contributions rates across Latin America

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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.

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