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Freeing the market

Cohen Imach

Jacobo Cohen Imach, GC at MercadoLibre, the largest online trading platform in Latin America, discusses the requirements of his role and how the region is at a 'tipping point' for legislation of e-commerce

Tactics to secure talent

Hiring in-house means much more than finding someone with the right qualifications

Brazil’s boom years have helped the country position itself as a centre for international business, although such a rapid rise has made it increasingly difficult to fill in-house positions. Rosie Scammell looks at how general counsels can keep up

Poring over external providers

Weathering storms, floods and strikes, a team of Godoy Cordoba lawyers spent most of the last year travelling around the country to help Ecopetrol in conducting its first-ever labour audit of third party and other service providers. Here they tell Marieke Breijer of the efforts that went into organising a compliance assessment for one of the country’s largest employers

Mexico faces fresh challenges in Wal-Mart investigation

Wal-Mart is also facing an investigation in the US

As Mexico begins its investigation into alleged bribery by Wal-Mart, lawyers speculate as to how the scene is likely to play out. While some say the government will struggle to get results, others think the international attention will ensure the investigation is conducted thoroughly

Bidding for success

Clovis Camargo, president of the General Counsels' Committee at Amcham Brazil, outlines how to make competitive bids work

Micro money matters

Muhammad Yunus, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his microfinance work, speaks to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Microfinance is subject to increasing criticism, and regulation. Rosie Scammell talks to the lawyers driving the industry’s expansion across Latin America within a complex environment

What now for Wal-Mart?

Around US$10 billion was wiped off Wal-Mart's market value on Monday

As Mexico launches an investigation into alleged bribery by Wal-Mart, lawyers examine how corporations should handle FCPA investigations, and the implications for the world's largest retailer

The currency of compliance

Euridice Mason speaks to LACCA members

Should you be giving cash bonuses to internal whistleblowers in your company to encourage compliance? LACCA investigates

Getting to grips with government

Carolina Strobel speaking in São Paulo

Lobbying may remain a dirty word in Brazil, but nonetheless companies need to be able to interact with the government in an effective manner. LACCA looks at ways of making it work

Getting the most out of firms

Pam Woldow speaking in São Paulo

Last month Pam Woldow, general counsel at Edge International, spoke to LACCA members in São Paulo about how to get a handle on law firms

Managing the online minefield

Regulating the internet is proving a tough challenge for governments, leaving companies to form their own policies and procedures in a legislative black hole. LACCA hears from the in-house lawyers mitigating the risks and making the most of the internet

A taxing time

Leonidas Borio

White Martins’ tax director for Latin America talks to LACCA about the challenges of working across borders in an ever-complex area

Dispute resolution helps Quito deal take off


Steve Nackan, president of Canadian investor Aecon Group, talks to LACCA about the Quito International Airport dispute, which last week won a Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Award

From Colombia to the world


Winner of the Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Award for outbound investment, Cementos Argos’ international legal manager Juan Luis Munera talks to LACCA about the company’s acquisition of Lafarge’s US assets

“It really was remarkable”: the GC view of the M&A of the Year


Colombia’s Grupo Sura’s acquisition of ING assets in five countries was named the M&A Deal of the Year by Latin Lawyer. Lina María López González led the buyer’s in-house team on the US$3.8 billion deal, and remembers a rewarding yet hectic year

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