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It pays to separate politics from business, TI Corruption Index shows

The region scored poorly in this year's TI report

Transparency International’s (TI) latest report shows that while the region is implementing more anti-corruption laws, a lack of confidence in government institutions and poor enforcement is stopping legislation making maximum impact.   

LACCA news in brief – 16 March


March’s edition of news in brief looks at major movements in Mexico’s tech sector, arbitrational proceedings in Ecuador and the start of a US investigation into suspicious activity in Colombia’s cement industry.

Car manufacturers' IP case divides authorities in Brazil

The divisive case has set a new precedent in Brazil

Brazil’s competition authority has narrowly voted to dismiss a case against Volkswagen, Ford and Fiat Chrysler, ending an investigation of whether intellectual property enforcement can infringe Brazilian antitrust laws. By Charley Connor

Movers & shakers – 16 March


LACCA’s latest roundup of the region’s biggest hires and promotions sees a number of major moves in the mining, construction, technology and healthcare industries.

Brazil's Central Bank earns new investigative powers

Banco do Brasil

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Central Bank of Brazil to cooperate on the analysis of mergers and investigations in the financial sector. By Charles McConnell

Top Tips: Succession planning


Given the increasingly strategic role of corporate legal departments, succession planning is of growing importance and identifying and developing talent to fill critical roles is crucial to ensuring the continued success of any business. LACCA speaks to GCs across the region for their top tips on what to prioritise in the search for the perfect successor.

Travel retailer Dufry hires new deputy GC for South America


Basel-headquartered Dufry has hired a former external legal advisor for the company on a permanent basis as its new deputy general counsel for operations in South America.

Chile tackles football league fees


Chile’s antitrust enforcer has urged its specialist competition court to fine the country’s National Professional Football Association (ANFP) €3.8 million, claiming that the entry fees it charges to teams promoted from its third tier to second division are anticompetitive. By Malina McLennan 

CADE ends longest-running case with juice companies in US$75 million settlement


Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence has closed proceedings against 10 orange juice producers and 22 individuals, bringing an end to the agency’s 18-year cartel probe. By Charley Connor

Argentine lawyers discuss bill to boost data security

Argentinian lawyers want the country to maintain its status on the EU safe list.

Lawyers in Argentina have welcomed the Data Protection Agency’s (DPA) proposed data security overhaul, and say it is important for the country to better align itself to the European Union’s incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ensure it remains a suitable market for doing business.  

Regulatory overview: Managing an ageing workforce


Managing an increasingly aging workforce is one of the key socioeconomic trends of our times and a crucial issue for many of the world's enterprises. Private practice lawyers across Latin America outline the laws in their respective countries concerning an older demographic in the workplace as well as a number of recent updates across the region.  

Latin Lawyer 250: available now!


LACCA’s sister publication Latin Lawyer has published the latest edition of its definitive guide to the leading law firms across Latin America.

A catch up with adidas’ new senior counsel in Brazil


Six months into her new position as senior counsel for sportswear giant adidas, Bruna Cassiano tells LACCA about why it’s important to gain experience in different industries and how her team have been dealing with the implementation of Brazil’s new labour reform. 

América Móvil must share network

Mexico's Supreme Court

Mexico’s highest court has upheld a decision that lets the competitors of the country’s largest telecommunications company use its network, emphasising the social benefit of the scheme. By Charley Connor

Former Petrobras subsidiary wins pay-out in Ecuador

Crude oil transportation lines in the Ecuadorean Amazon

A former subsidiary of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras and its partners have won US$515 million in an United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) claim against Ecuador over its nationalisation of two Amazon oil projects.

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