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Xerox spin-off hires legal manager in Brazil

Felipe Melo

Business outsourcing company Conduent recruits a long-serving legal manager from Xerox as it starts to build its legal team.

Movers & shakers - 17 March

Movers and Shakers

This week’s edition of Movers & shakers features moves in global agribusiness, insurance and telecoms companies

Uber faces interim measure from Chilean taxi drivers

The case would likely take a year to resolve

58 taxi drivers have asked the tribunal of Chile’s competition enforcer to grant an interim measure forcing Uber to hand over sensitive documents, and have indicated they will seek US$23.7 million in fines for abuse of dominance. By Janith Aranze

HP Inc pushes for more diverse law firms

HP Inc GC Kim Rivera says "we can all do more" about diversity in law.

HP Inc introduced a fee-retaining initiative to boost diversity in US law firms, but local firms in Latin America need less encouragement.

Continental Towers Corp appoints first chief legal officer

William Mendez, new to Continental Towers Corp.

Central American telecoms infrastructure company Continental Towers Corp has hired its first chief legal officer as it continues its expansion in Latin America.

Less than two weeks to go for LACCA São Paulo

LACCA's annual São Paulo meeting will be held in March

LACCA’s annual regional meeting in São Paulo is taking place in less than two weeks. The programme includes sessions on arbitration and mediation, the future of legal department technology, regulation of the digital world and working with law firms.

AT&T/Time Warner merger to be reviewed by two enforcement agencies in Mexico

The decision does not respect precedent, according to lawyers

A specialised Mexican court has given both of the country’s competition enforcers power to review the AT&T/Time Warner deal. By Alex Wilts

New member round-up

LACCA welcomes new members from the manufacturing, technology and financial industries. 

Coca-Cola FEMSA appoints new legal and corporate affairs director for Argentina

Newly appointed Germán Pennimpede

The Mexican soft drinks multinational poached Germán Guillermo Pennimpede from Samsung on 1 February.

LACCA news in brief - 3 March

The Latin American latest

This edition of our regional news round-up features a lucrative merger proposition and yet more corruption investigations.

Mexico investigates alleged tortilla collusion

COFECE are yet to unwrap the details of the suspected collusion

Mexico’s Federal Commission for Economic Competition has started a preliminary investigation of suspected tortilla price manipulation in the state of San Luis Potosí. By Janith Aranze

Batting for the other side

Many in-house counsel are swapping sides

Whether it is the excellent work-life balance, high salary or generous perks, corporate counsel have long extolled the benefits of working in-house. But some find themselves lured away from the company experience to start afresh (or again) in private practice: LACCA examines why.

Lawyers join businessmen in condemning “acceptance of corruption” in Colombia

An ANDI poll has revealed alarming statistics

With a recent poll by a Colombian business association revealing almost three-quarters of business owners in Colombia believe state bodies are too tolerant of corrupt practices, in-house counsel say the government must take the problem more seriously.

Movers & Shakers - 24 February

Movers and Shakers

This edition of Movers & Shakers features counsel in the technological and financial industries.

Competition economics in Brazil

Competition economics in Brazil.

Bernardo Gouthier Macedo, founding partner of LCA Consultores in Brazil, and LCA senior project manager describe the history of anti-trust and competition law in Brazil.

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