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Compliance best practice must go beyond the law, agree panellists

Ruti Smithline moderates the Compliance 2.0 panel

Corporate counsel must implement compliance processes that go beyond the letter of the law if they want to encourage a business culture that truly protects companies from the risk of corporate misconduct, agreed panellists during LACCA's sister publications Latin Lawyer and Global Investigation Review’s 4th Annual Anti-corruption Conference.

Delegates map LatAm’s anticorruption landscape

Conference co-chair Andrew Levine of Debevoise & Plimpton

Delegates at LACCA's sister publications Latin Lawyer and Global Investigation Review’s 4th Annual Anticorruption Conference held in São Paulo in October say that while corruption remains a serious problem in the region, there are several causes for optimism. 

New member profile: Litigation manager for Brazil, Latin America and Canada at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

New member Eduardo Palinkas

Eduardo Palinkas describes navigating Hewlett-Packard Company’s big split and protecting HPE from labour lawsuits

A Q&A with DOJ prosecutor, Leo Tsao

Andrew Levine and Leo Tsao

Andrew Levine, a partner with Debevoise & Plimpton, spoke to Department of Justice fraud section assistant chief Leo Tsao at the Anti-Corruption and Investigations Conference hosted by Latin Lawyer and sister magazine Global Investigations Review in São Paulo

New member profile: Head of legal & compliance LatAm for Staples

New member Roberta Codignoto

Roberta Codignoto tells LACCA about the challenges of wearing three different hats and the benefits of acting preventatively.

New member profile: Legal and compliance coordinator for CBRE Group Inc.

New member Annie Rosas

Annie Rosas tells LACCA why the opportunity to work with different business units led her into an in-house career 

New member profile: General counsel & head of administration and government relations at Banco Intermedium

Banco Intermedium GC Ana Luiza Franco

Ana Franco tells LACCA how the Brazilian banking sector provides a continual and varied flow of challenges

New member profile: Legal counsel & compliance officer at Global Geophysical Services

Raphael Andrade Sousa

Raphael Sousa discusses the culture shift following the introduction of Brazil’s anti-corruption law and a major, ongoing internal investigation 

Social funds

Bolivia's new financial services law means banks must provide more of a social function in society

Three years after Bolivia implemented a financial services law aimed at promoting financial inclusion and reducing economic inequality by extending loans and financial services to poorer and less densely populated areas of the country, LACCA speaks to Ignacio Arce, assistant director of corporate affairs at Banco Nácional de Bolivia (BNB), to find what the impact has been so far.

New member profile: Legal affairs manager & compliance officer at Roche

Ricardo Estrada

Ricardo Estrada speaks to LACCA about how his experience in health law led him into an in-house career.

The latchkey lawyer

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Breaking up may be hard to do, but continuing to cohabit can prove to be far more complicated. Tómas Allende, chief regional counsel for The Rohatyn Group and newly-minted partner at Estudio Beccar Varela, talks about the challenges he faced juggling both roles.   

New member profile: Vice president & Mexico counsel at Prologis

José Soberanes tells LACCA why working as an in-house counsel in Latin America means facing ethical challenges on a daily basis

New member profile: Senior legal manager at Micro Ingram

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Luis Couceiro tells LACCA why you need to be a generalist if you want to work in-house.

New member profile- Legal counsel at Claro, Montevideo

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Grunfield tells LACCA how she uses creative solutions to overcome legal obstacles.

An interview with Alejandra Palacios Prieto

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The Mexican government amended the constitution in 2013 to establish two new competition enforcers: the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFETEL) and the Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE). Alex Wilts sat down with commission chairwoman Alejandra Palacios Prieto in Mexico City to discuss the new agency and some of the important decisions she has made.

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