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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

Modernising Magnesita

Since becoming GC of Magnesita at the age of 28, Luiz Gustavo Perrotti has spent the past four years turning the company into a multinational, and turning himself into a businessman

Developing the negative

Sergio Beas

Looking through the legal lens of Kodak Latin America, LACCA examines the fallout from the company’s US bankruptcy filing

On an M&A mission

BTG spent US$600 million on buying out Celfin in February

Rosie Scammell talks to the in-house team at Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual about going through two major M&As in such a short space of time

A modern approach to law

The MAM collection has 5,000 art works

The only in-house lawyer at a museum in Brazil, Mariana Valente, talks to Rosie Scammell about defining the boundaries of an evolving area of law

Delta expands reach in LatAm

This year customers of the US airline Delta will be able to fly to destinations across Brazil on one ticket, thanks to a deal late last year with airline Gol. Delta assistant GC Cathy Sams talks to Rosie Scammell about the airline’s ambitions in Latin America.

Starting from scratch: Sumitomo Brazil

Fernanda Bayeux

Six months into her role as legal manager at Sumitomo Brazil, the local arm of the Japanese business group, Fernanda Bayeux talks to Rosie Scammell about building the foundations of an in-house team

E-billing for efficiency

The rise of electronic systems will do away with the need for paper billing

With in-house counsel ever more focused on efficiency, any tool which can help them spot where money is being wasted seems to be good news – but are Latin American law firms ready for e-billing? Rosie Scammell reports

The UK Bribery Act: implications for business

The UK Bribery Act reaches far beyond the country's own courts

Regina Kuchle, legal affairs director for biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, explores the impact of the UK’s new legal framework to battle bribery

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