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Labour lawyer leaves Codelco to join Garrigues

Barbara has in-house and private practice experience

A former lawyer at the Chilean state-owned copper mining corporation has left the company to return to private practice.

NAFTA talks fail to resolve key issues

The Angel of Independence Monument in Mexico City

The second round of NAFTA talks has closed in Mexico City, with US media suggesting that in the next round the US could push to make the current investor-state dispute settlement system in the agreement "opt in". By Alison Ross

Lawyers welcome proposed changes to Chile’s data protection law

Data protection in Chile will comply with OECD standards

Chilean lawyers say plans to bring the country’s data protection laws more in line with international standards will promote business by providing clearer rules for companies and better protections for consumers.

Movers & shakers - 1 September

Movers and Shakers

This edition of movers and shakers rounds up last month’s big industry shake-ups, including major promotions at two US multinationals and a move in-house for one Bolivian tax specialist.

LACCA Central America - less than a week to go!

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The meeting will be held in Antigua, Guatemala

LACCA’s Central America meeting in Guatemala will be held on Monday 11 September and includes sessions on the challenges posed by regional integration, local anti-corruption and compliance developments as well as diversity in the legal industry.

Q&A: Ines Bahachille

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Ines Bahachille, executive director and associate general counsel for Latin America at tech giant Ingram Micro, discusses the career benefits of getting out of your comfort zone.

Argentina fines price-fixing clinics

The CNDC hopes its fines will act as a deterrent.

Argentina's competition watchdog has handed down more than US$1 million in fines to 15 health clinics and a local trade association for forming a price-fixing cartel. By Charles McConnell

Oi creditors agree on alternative restructuring plan

The steering committees of Brazilian telecoms company Oi's three main creditor groups have announced their cooperation on an alternative restructuring framework, after dismissing the terms of an amended plan proposed by the company in March. By Alice Durrans

Strengthening ties

Gianfranco Cinelli, Gustavo Biagioli, Flavio Franco and Eduardo Nogueira at last year's LACCA Awards Ceremony

In 2014 Brazilian corporate counsel realised they needed a space to discuss the unique challenges of in-house lawyers and launched the Jurídico Sem Gravata (JSG) initiative. Three years on LACCA catches up with some founding members to hear about the group’s success in bringing the local in-house community together to share ideas and best practices.

Decree to cut environmental penalties sparks debate in Brazil

A new decree reducing fines for environmental damages has left Brazilian lawyers divided

Brazil’s lawyers fear a decree that allows companies to face reduced fines for environmental offences if they invest in remediation projects will have a negative impact on compliance, but others argue it could present a pragmatic approach to raise funding for ecological protection efforts.

Playing by the rules

Fabiola Moya joined CONCACAF in May

Three months into her new position at CONCACAF, Fabiola Moya tells LACCA how she has been helping the football association play by the rules and improve its compliance and corporate governance standards.

LACCA news in brief - 25 August

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This edition of news in brief highlights two new controversies among Venezuela’s embattled government, the suspension of a Petrobras executive in Brazil and an ICSID claim in Mexico.

AT&T/Time Warner merger faces more challenges in Brazil

CADE may demand divestments.

Brazil's antitrust enforcer has referred the US$85.4billion AT&T/Time Warner merger to its internal tribunal. By Hettie O'Brien

Political and economic turmoil boost average deal value in Brazil

Last quarter Brazil's M&A market saw a US$200 million increase in total transaction value compared to the same period last year.

Against a backdrop of scandal and low commodity prices, Brazilian lawyers say divestment programmes, corruption fines and an increasingly active competition regulator present investors with good opportunities to buy high-value assets.

Ole Communications hires television VP into newly created role

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Venezuelan media company Ole Communications has recruited an experienced television industry lawyer from AMC Networks as senior vice president of business affairs.

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