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Regional Awakenings

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LACCA speaks to lawyer and globally renowned anti-corruption spokesman José Ugaz about the growth in efforts to tackle graft and impunity in Latin America and how the private sector can help.

LACCA São Paulo - in pictures

Over 90 in-house counsel made it to this year's event

At this year’s LACCA regional meeting in São Paulo, in-house counsel discussed issues ranging from digital regulation, to the future of legal departments, as well as how best to manage external counsel.

Eletrobras opens law firm bidding process for “new stage” of FCPA investigation

The bidding process is allegedly required by Brazilian law

Eletrobras, Brazil’s state-controlled electricity company, is looking to hire an American law firm to help patch up its compliance programme, after an internal probe found evidence of bribery.

LACCA news in brief - 31 March

The Latin American latest

This month LACCA looks at bribery investigations in Brazil, new regulations in Argentina and the upcoming elections in Ecuador.

Latin Lawyer-GAR Live Arbitration Summit - LACCA members go free!

LACCA members are invited to attend the first Latin Lawyer-GAR Live Arbitration Summit, to be held in Miami on Thursday 27 April, free of charge.

New member round-up - 31 March

new member

This month LACCA welcomes new members with a wealth of in-house experience in industries such as oil and gas, finance and technology.

GCs set attendance record at LACCA São Paulo

LACCA's annual São Paulo meeting was held at the Hotel Unique

LACCA hosted its best-attended regional meeting in São Paulo yesterday, bringing together more than 90 leading in-house counsel to discuss issues ranging from digital regulation and flexible working, to alternative dispute resolution and compliance.

Whistle while you work

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Whistleblowers can be a valuable means of shedding light on instances of misconduct that may otherwise slip under the radar, but making the decision to blow the whistle is all about trust. Raphael Sousa, regional legal and compliance officer at Global Geophysical Services (GGS), speaks to LACCA about his company’s initiative to encourage employees to speak out. 

Mexican sugar mills suffer income losses as export permits are cancelled

20,000 tons of raw sugar was left stranded off the east coast of Quintana Roo

The Mexican government revoked all licenses to export raw sugar to the US amidst confusion over quota compliance, but some mills question the legality of the move.

Xerox spin-off hires legal manager in Brazil

Felipe Melo

Business outsourcing company Conduent recruits a long-serving legal manager from Xerox as it starts to build its legal team.

Movers & shakers - 17 March

Movers and Shakers

This week’s edition of Movers & shakers features moves in global agribusiness, insurance and telecoms companies

Uber faces interim measure from Chilean taxi drivers

The case would likely take a year to resolve

58 taxi drivers have asked the tribunal of Chile’s competition enforcer to grant an interim measure forcing Uber to hand over sensitive documents, and have indicated they will seek US$23.7 million in fines for abuse of dominance. By Janith Aranze

HP Inc pushes for more diverse law firms

HP Inc GC Kim Rivera says "we can all do more" about diversity in law.

HP Inc introduced a fee-retaining initiative to boost diversity in US law firms, but local firms in Latin America need less encouragement.

Continental Towers Corp appoints first chief legal officer

William Mendez, new to Continental Towers Corp.

Central American telecoms infrastructure company Continental Towers Corp has hired its first chief legal officer as it continues its expansion in Latin America.

Less than two weeks to go for LACCA São Paulo

LACCA's annual São Paulo meeting will be held in March

LACCA’s annual regional meeting in São Paulo is taking place in less than two weeks. The programme includes sessions on arbitration and mediation, the future of legal department technology, regulation of the digital world and working with law firms.

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