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Welcome to new LACCA members

New members include in-house counsel from BP, Microsoft and Grupo Televisa.

GC gets warm welcome at Gentherm

Ken Phillips

Gentherm, the US-based thermal technology company, has hired a partner from a Detroit law firm as general counsel.

Welcome to new LACCA members

New members include in-house counsel from UBS, Nokia Siemens Network and PepsiCo.

Kraft hires from Avon

Kim Rucker

Chicago-based food and drink manufacturer Kraft has hired Avon Products GC Kim Rucker to be its top lawyer in the US and Canada.

Deperon switches over to Sky

Mariana Pazianotto Deperon Bastos, who left Nike last year, has become a senior lawyer in Sky Brasil’s programming team.

LACCA Approved results taking shape

The initial results of LACCA’s dedicated external counsel recommendation system – LACCA Approved – are taking shape, with a broad range of results submitted by members across the region.

Mexico election results uncertain as GCs debate future under Peña Nieto

Enrique Peña Nieto on the campaign trail

Amid legal challenges to Mexico’s presidential election results, LACCA hears from local members about the expected impact of a win for Enrique Peña Nieto.

Welcome to new LACCA members

Recently-joined LACCA members include counsel from Walmart, Xerox and Monsanto.

Paolini swaps to Compass Group

Lucia Tonete Paolini

Lucia Tonete Paolini has become legal director for Brazilian food services company GRSA, part of the UK-based Compass group, moving on from her position as deputy general counsel for Latin America at Siemens Enterprise Communications.

ThyssenKrupp hires ex-bank GC

Arne Wittig

Germany-headquartered ThyssenKrupp has appointed former Deutsche Bank general counsel Arne Wittig to be its top lawyer.

GC becomes Vivendi chair

Jean-François Dubos

Jean-François Dubos, general counsel at French media and telecommunications conglomerate Vivendi, has replaced departing chief executive Jean-Bernard Lévy as chair of the management board.

Yahoo! search for new GC as Americas deputy steps up

Michael Callahan (left) and Ron Bell

Michael Callahan, general counsel at Yahoo!, resigned from the US internet company last Thursday to be replaced on an interim basis by deputy general counsel for the Americas region, Ron Bell.

García Montúfar joins Anglo in-house team

Juan García Montúfar

Rubio Leguía Normand banking and mining partner Juan García Montúfar is leaving the firm to head up the in-house legal team at the Peruvian arm of London-listed mining company Anglo American.

Welcome to new LACCA members

Recently-joined LACCA members include those from GlaxoSmithKline, Nokia and the Inter-American Investment Corporation.

AES Brasil hires from TozziniFreire

Ana Carolina De Salles Freire

Ana Carolina De Salles Freire is now legal director in the Brazilian subsidiary of global power company AES.

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