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TOTVS hires new GC

This week Brazilian software company TOTVS hired a new general counsel, who moved across from mining and construction manufacturer ESCO.

CSN closes US$640 million European deal

A five-strong legal team at Brazilian steelmaker Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) has helped the company acquire German assets from the Spanish Grupo Alfonso Gallardo.

LACCA São Paulo - programme for consultation

The annual Latin American Corporate Counsel Association meeting in São Paulo will take place on 27 March. A draft programme has been released - send us your comments and ideas.

Former Hewlett-Packard LatAm GC launches consultancy and law firm

A new legal services firm has opened in Mexico and Texas, aiming to provide clients with legal expertise and operational management advice on how to run their in-house department.

Walmart Brazil GC moves to private practice

Rafael Mendes Gomes

Chediak Advogados, a spin-off firm from Motta, Fernandes Rocha - Advogados, has opened in São Paulo with the hire of the former GC of Walmart in Brazil, Rafael Mendes Gomes.

PSA Peugeot Citroën hires Siqueira Castro partner

Marcelo Angeli has begun his role as legal manager at French car and motorcycle manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën, in a move seen as “very fruitful for both sides” by his former firm.

Vale GC responds to tax ruling

Brazilian mining company Vale has announced “unfavourable rulings” that will continue a long-standing dispute over US$5.6 billion worth of income tax.

Full programme announced for Corporate Finance Conference

Speakers from Goldman Sachs, Rabobank, Bovespa, UBS, Vale, FTI and the Mexican Bolsa have all confirmed for Latin Lawyer's Corporate Finance Conference, taking place in São Paulo on 29 March.

Attorney-client privilege overhaul planned in Brazil

Lawyers from the Movement for the Defence of Law (MDA) in Brazil have proposed a draft law that will see an overhaul of attorney-client privilege.

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Corporate Counsel Women of Color Symposium - São Paulo

LACCA members are invited to a dinner and career strategies symposium held by the US-based Corporate Counsel Women of Color on 15 February in São Paulo.

JOB POSTING: Colombia

The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people, is hiring an in-house attorney to be based in its Bogota, Colombia office.

Nominate leading M&A lawyers

This week Latin Lawyer launched its 2012 survey to find the region’s leading M&A lawyers. Read on to find out how to participate.

Enel sparks expansion with El Salvador hire

Renewables company Enel Green Power has boosted its Latin America practice by hiring a LACCA member in El Salvador.

Resolving disputes in a hostile future?

The afternoon session at Latin Lawyer’s second annual M&A conference last week kicked off with panellists considering what the future holds for hostile takeovers in Latin America, asking whether shareholder activism would have the same impact as in the US and what options are available if the transaction does not go according to plan.

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