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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

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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

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

A global energy challenge

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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

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

New member profile: Senior tax advisor at Repsol

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Pablo Ordoñez tells LACCA why failing to take cultural differences between Latin America and Europe into account can cause even the best-laid plans to go awry.

Regulatory Focus: Tax

Companies in Brazil spend an average of 2,600 hours per year filing their taxes (iStock.com/AndreyPopov)

Latin America’s economy remains in a recession and the region’s GDP has fallen by 1.2 per cent since this time last year. During these difficult times, several governments across the region are turning to taxation as a way to lower their fiscal deficits with mixed success.

New member profile: Chief counsel for international affairs at TeleTech

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Rodrigo Monroy, chief counsel for international affairs at TeleTech Monroy, tells LACCA why having strong people skills and being a problem solver are some of the most important qualities needed to succeed as an in-house counsel.

New Member Profile: Legal manager at New Horizons

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Aníbal Mauricio tells LACCA why the most rewarding part of being an in-house counsel is being able to see the difference you are making to the business.

Building on solid foundations

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Marcos Macedo, head of contract management and dispute resolution at Queiroz Galvão, talks about the challenges and opportunities of regulatory changes in Latin America, and the importance of developing strong relationships with local counsel to keep ahead of the curve.

New member profile: Corporate counsel at JBS

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Fernanda Leite tells LACCA how she has used her experience in litigation to help Brazilian meat processor JBS reduce its legal expenditure.

Protecting the tricks of the trade

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In a digital age where cyber breaches are increasingly common, safeguarding trade secrets has never been so difficult – or important. With this in mind, LACCA analyses regulation and enforcement for protecting these secrets across various jurisdictions in the Americas and asks what GCs can do to better protect their companies from harm.

New member profile: Managing counsel for Latin America at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

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Martha Cortés tells LACCA how Hewlett-Packard Enterprise uses technology to help the in-house department work more efficiently.

Preparing for an investigation

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Brazil’s biggest ever corruption investigation, Operation Car Wash, has swept through the country, spurring a wave of protests and shaking both the public and private spheres as more and more individuals and companies become implicated in the scandal. GCs at LACCA São Paulo discussed the practical steps they can take to protect their companies from harm and how best to negotiate with authorities using the evidence they gather.

Member profile: General cousel for iCrowdNewswire

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Self-proclaimed entrepreneur Eduardo Vidal tells LACCA why he loves working at a start-up

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