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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


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


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


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

An interview with Alejandra Palacios Prieto


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.

New member profile: Head of legal for Brazil at Google

Google's head office, located in Mountain View

Daniel Arbix tells LACCA how his desire to innovate led him to work for Google.

The long road

Progressing within the same company is increasingly becoming the road less travelled

Thais Carloni, legal director for the Northern and Andean regions, tells LACCA about her greatest achievements over three decades at Dow and how she is helping the next generation to achieve their professional goals.

New member profile: Regional legal counsel for Latin America at Falck


Nicolas Ruiz tells LACCA why working closely with other areas of the business is key to creating a successful legal department that helps the company grow.

Let the games begin™: Rio's Olympics and the IP minefield

Rio 2016 is the most technologically advanced Olympic Games to be held to date

While the eyes of the world may be trained on the fierce competition occurring on track and field during the Olympics, it is a battle of a different kind that is occupying the attention of the world’s IP lawyers. Ian Johnson, Head of IP Legal at CPA Global, a leading IP management and technology company, looks at the challenges facing companies in the digital age and outlines what they can do to protect their brands.

New member profile: General counsel for Mexico & Venezuela at Weatherford International


Gabriella Neal tells LACCA how a deep understanding of the business can help you ask the right questions and protect the company’s interests.

New member profile: Vice President and chief of legal affairs for Latin America at Colgate-Palmolive


Iván Sandoval tells LACCA how living and working in six different countries has helped further his career.

A global energy challenge


L O Baptista, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira, Agel partner Paulo Valois Pires, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP partner Steven Otillar and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Brad Roach came together to discuss current challenges and opportunities facing their energy clients in the Latin America and the US.

New member profile: In-house counsel for Sodrugestvo Paraguay

the big P

Paolo Doria tells LACCA why knowing the market inside out is the best way to add value to the business.

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