It’s that time of year again! The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association will be honouring the crème de la crème of the regional in-house community in Miami on 27 September. We are calling on our members and other legal professionals to identify those who deserve to be considered for the awards.

The deadline for all nominations is the 5 June.

Please nominate your candidate for consideration in the following categories:

  • General Counsel of the Year (individual)
  • Regional Team of the Year (team)
  • Legal Counsel of the Year (individual)
  • Social Responsibility Award (team)
  • Compliance Officer/Team of the Year (individual or team)
  • Litigation Management Award (individual)
  • Deal-Maker of the Year Award (individual)

Members and readers can nominate lawyers for each of the categories -  either the same person or team, or different ones for each category. You can nominate as many people as you like for each category, individual members or your own team. Please feel free to suggest more than one person or team in a category. Nominees can be based anywhere, but must work predominantly within Latin America.

Once we have received all the nominations, we will work with high-profile members of the in-house community and the wider legal profession to help us identify the winners.

Please click here to make your nominations, or  email us for more information.

The ceremony will be held in Miami on the evening of 27 September, after LACCA’s annual regional meeting which will be held that same day. We hope to see you there!

The categories in full:

General Counsel of the Year (individual)
The LACCA General Counsel of the Year represents the very best of what the profession stands for. We will look for legal excellence as a baseline, alongside the ability to handle complex issues across borders, contribute definitively and amply to the company’s business strategy, and develop strategies to do so in as efficient a way as possible.
 

Regional Team of the Year (team)                                                                                   The LACCA Regional Team of the Year Award recognises an in-house team that works exceptionally well across borders in Latin America. We will be looking for evidence of communal efficiency and innovation, as well as the implementation of core development strategies around the region.

Legal Counsel of the Year (individual)
The Legal Counsel of the Year Award recognises the work of a younger or mid-level lawyer who is developing their legal and leadership skills. Significant contributions to the development and direction not only of the rest of the team, but also indeed to the broader business strategy, will be sought in recognising one of tomorrow’ leaders.

Social Responsibility Award (team)
The Social Responsibility Award recognises the in-house team with a sustained commitment to making a difference in their community in Latin America through the promotion of pro bono or diversity initiatives (or both).                                           

Compliance Officer/Team of the Year (individual or team)
The LACCA Compliance Officer/Team of the Year recognises an individual or team that has encouraged outstanding internal policies, training and the implementation of programmes to meet strict compliance or regulatory obligations.

Litigation Management Award (individual)
From managing a heavy caseload to strategising big-ticket work, successful litigation management is core to any in-house team. The Litigation Management Award assesses management of external counsel, how litigation strategy fits in with business strategy, and, where appropriate, multi-jurisdictional work.

Deal-Maker of Year Award (individual)
From the company-changing M&A to a wave of small acquisitions, those in-house running the deals are fundamental to success. The Deal-Maker of the Year Award assesses management of external counsel, successful strategising of the deal or deals, and, where appropriate, multi-jurisdictional work.

For in-depth coverage of last year's ceremony, along with profiles of the general counsel and in-house teams that took home an award, click here to download a PDF Awards supplement.

For more information on sponsoring the LACCA Awards, contact our sponsorship team here.