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Movers & shakers - 2 June

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This edition of movers and shakers features high-profile internal promotions in multinational businesses and moves between companies in the financial and real estate sectors.

LACCA Awards – last day to vote!

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Nominate your favourite in-house lawyers and legal departments for LACCA’s 4th annual awards ceremony.

Mexico gets early hearing on NAFTA objection

Mexico had alleged that a claim against it does not concern a NAFTA-protected investment.

An ICSID tribunal has agreed to split proceedings in a US$223 million claim against Mexico so it can first determine whether loans made by a Canadian fund are protected investments under NAFTA. By Lacey Yong

Dimensions for success

Unilever's global headquarters in Rotterdam

LACCA caught up with Unilever’s legal team in Brazil to hear how their innovations have helped the company make better use of its resources and how the legal department’s four-dimensional structure allows their pioneering ideas to travel.

Diageo legal manager named innovation manager in Brazil

Dos Santos departs Diageo's legal team

British alcoholic drinks multinational Diageo’s Latin American IP counsel has left the legal department to become the company’s innovation manager for Brazil.

LACCA news in brief - 26 May

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This month LACCA rounds up some of the countries in the region that have increased their international trade ties, as well as the results of a UN report on investor-state arbitration claims.

Multinationals failing to report misconduct to us, warns Brazilian prosecutor

Paulo Roberto Galvão de Carvalho

Some multinationals are incorrectly deciding not to self-report possible bribery to Brazilian authorities just because the conduct predates the country’s 2014 anti-corruption law, a local prosecutor has warned.

LACCA Approved – vote for your favourite lawyer now!

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The time has come to update our list of the region’s most popular private practice lawyers. LACCA members are invited to vote for their favourite lawyers across the region.

Staying and praying

GCs strategise to find solace in Venezuela

Political instability, near-total economic collapse, soaring inflation and safety concerns have led companies to leave Venezuela in their droves in recent years, but some are standing firm. LACCA talks to GCs responsible for companies in the crisis-struck country to hear about the strategies they are employing to stay afloat.

Movers & shakers - 19 May

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This week’s edition of movers and shakers features several big moves in the oil and gas sector, alongside promotions in the financial and technology industries. 

MMX Sudeste Mineração administrator files fraud investigation petition

The proceedings concern a bankrupt mining company owned by Eike Batista

The Brazilian administrator of MMX Sudeste Mineração, an EBX Group mining company has filed a Chapter 15 petition in Florida, telling the court he needs to “investigate the business, affairs, and worldwide dealings” of the miner’s owners who, he alleges, may have defrauded creditors. By Benjamin Clarke

Let’s get digital

Karin Alvo leading the discussion at LACCA São Paulo

Rapid advances in digital technology have transformed both the function of the in-house team and the products and processes of their employers. But how well regulated is this brave new world? Delegates at LACCA’s São Paulo conference discussed some of the ambiguities and liabilities that confront GCs in the digital era and shared tips on how to overcome the challenges.

Stepping out

Netshoes make their mark on the NYSE

Last month Netshoes made history becoming the first Brazilian business to list solely in the US. LACCA hears how the internal legal department worked to support the NYSE IPO.

LACCA news in brief – 12 May

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This week LACCA updates reports on a mining company’s sanctions in Argentina and details new developments for the communications sector in Cuba. 

CADE appoints new president and commissioner

A cityscape of Brasilia, home to CADE headquarters

Observers in Brazil have raised concerns that new nominees for president and commissioner of the country’s competition watchdog have no antitrust background, but say the two appointees could do a good job if they work together with more experienced colleagues. By Aine Quinn

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