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Raul Galdo at Bitel's Peruvian HQ in Lima

Raul Galdo, director of legal, regulatory and human resources at telecoms company Viettel del Perú (Bitel) tells LACCA about his legal team’s journey to provide 4G services across Peru and the bumps they faced along the way.

Departmental focus: Accenture Brasil’s compliance team

Aline Merone and her Accenture team

Brazil may not have been a beacon of compliance in recent years, but Aline Merone’s leadership of Accenture’s compliance team in the country has helped her company avoid falling foul of local rules. 

Novo Nordisk adds legal and compliance manager in Colombia

Novo Nordisk's new recruit

Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk has hired Sebastian Unda to lead its legal and compliance department in Colombia.

Programme announced for LACCA São Paulo

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

The programme for LACCA’s annual regional meeting in São Paulo has now been announced and includes sessions on arbitration and mediation, the future of legal department technology, regulation of the digital world and working with law firms.

LACCA news in brief – 17 February

The Latin American latest

This week’s round-up takes a look at a few of the latest developments in some of Latin America’s biggest corruption investigations.

Aerolíneas Argentinas poaches new GC from Argentine law firm

Astolfi takes flight

The head of Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi’s M&A group, Siro Astolfi, has left the firm to become general counsel and vice president of state-run flag carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas.

The Trump effect

Mexican GCs share their reactions to the new President of the United States

Amid the prevailing uncertainty attached to US President Donald Trump and his new administration’s stance on the historic trade relationship with Mexico, LACCA speaks to local lawyers to find out how businesses are being affected.

Philip Morris International promotes long serving Mexican counsel

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Multinational tobacco company Philip Morris International (PMI) has promoted Mary Carmen Ordóñez Lopez from her role as assistant global GC, to vice president and chief compliance officer.

GCs “surprisingly unprepared” for cybersecurity threats, report finds

GCs air their views

A recent survey of GCs in multinationals found only 18% of respondents have cyber-crisis management plans, despite a quarter of those involved having experienced a cybersecurity breach.

Movers & Shakers - 10 February

Movers and Shakers

This edition of Movers & Shakers features counsel who are long-serving members of their companies’ legal teams and others who have jumped ship.

Latin Lawyer launches industry-focused investment guide series

The Infrastructure and Energy Investment guide

LACCA’s sister publication, Latin Lawyer, has released The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment – the first in its new series of practice and industry investment guides.

CADE's private litigation reforms don't go far enough, says American Bar Association

The ABA takes issue with CADE

After Brazil announced several legislative measures aimed at boosting competition litigation, the American Bar Association’s international law and antitrust sections have said the reforms are “too vague”, and more needs to be done to protect the aims of its leniency programme. By Henry Stockley

TI Corruption Index shows mixed results for Latin America

The Panama Papers scandal caused outrage worldwide

Transparency International’s latest report reveals that while the region as a whole may be doing more to tackle corruption, impunity and poor institutions continue to be a major hindrance in many countries.

Peru-Honduras FTA will increase investment opportunities, say lawyers

Peru and Honduras solidify trade ties

Local lawyers expect a new free trade agreement (FTA) between Peru and Honduras to provide a boost for companies, but predict Peru will benefit most from the deal.

LACCA Awards supplement now online

The awards celebrate the finest in-house talent in the region

A special supplement celebrating LACCA's third annual awards ceremony is now available to members and subscribers online.

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