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Welcome new LACCA members

In the past two weeks, in-house counsel have joined the association from a vast range of companies, including those from Carrefour, Bancolombia and Sony.

Programme announced for Oil and Gas Conference

The full programme for Latin Lawyer’s Third Annual Oil and Gas Conference has been announced, with speakers from top law firms and in-house teams across the region and beyond already confirmed.

States stand up to environmental obligations

Controversy has reigned over development in the Amazon

With little more than 100 days to go until Rio de Janeiro hosts the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, a leading British government lawyer has spoken on the importance of international compliance mechanisms in environment law.

Colombia increases average cartel fines by 200 per cent

Colombia’s Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) has announced a sharp rise in the amounts it is fining companies found guilty of competition infringements, as well as an increase in the number of companies under investigation in the country.

Welcome new LACCA members

LACCA would like to welcome the new members who joined in February, from Bimbo, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and more.

Deal of the Year Awards shortlist announced

DOTY

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the shortlist for its sixth annual Deal of the Year Awards.

Yara hires new LatAm legal head

Gianfranco Cinelli

Chemical company Yara International has created a new legal role in São Paulo, a sign of the growing importance of Latin America to the Norwegian corporation.

LACCA comes to Colombia

It is now less than four weeks to go until LACCA's morning meeting in Bogotá, which will bring in-house counsel together to discuss the key issues affecting corporate counsel in 2012.

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.

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