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AT&T/Time Warner merger to be reviewed by two enforcement agencies in Mexico

The decision does not respect precedent, according to lawyers

A specialised Mexican court has given both of the country’s competition enforcers power to review the AT&T/Time Warner deal. By Alex Wilts

New member round-up

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LACCA welcomes new members from the manufacturing, technology and financial industries. 

Coca-Cola FEMSA appoints new legal and corporate affairs director for Argentina

Newly appointed Germán Pennimpede

The Mexican soft drinks multinational poached Germán Guillermo Pennimpede from Samsung on 1 February.

LACCA news in brief - 3 March

The Latin American latest

This edition of our regional news round-up features a lucrative merger proposition and yet more corruption investigations.

Mexico investigates alleged tortilla collusion

COFECE are yet to unwrap the details of the suspected collusion

Mexico’s Federal Commission for Economic Competition has started a preliminary investigation of suspected tortilla price manipulation in the state of San Luis Potosí. By Janith Aranze

Batting for the other side

Many in-house counsel are swapping sides

Whether it is the excellent work-life balance, high salary or generous perks, corporate counsel have long extolled the benefits of working in-house. But some find themselves lured away from the company experience to start afresh (or again) in private practice: LACCA examines why.

Lawyers join businessmen in condemning “acceptance of corruption” in Colombia

An ANDI poll has revealed alarming statistics

With a recent poll by a Colombian business association revealing almost three-quarters of business owners in Colombia believe state bodies are too tolerant of corrupt practices, in-house counsel say the government must take the problem more seriously.

Movers & Shakers - 24 February

Movers and Shakers

This edition of Movers & Shakers features counsel in the technological and financial industries.

Competition economics in Brazil

Competition economics in Brazil.

Bernardo Gouthier Macedo, founding partner of LCA Consultores in Brazil, and LCA senior project manager describe the history of anti-trust and competition law in Brazil.

Iberico Foods lodges claim over chicken import ban in Costa Rica

Iberico Foods supplies fresh chicken cuts

A food company and its founder have threatened Costa Rica with a US$200 million ICSID claim over a ban on the import of chicken cuts from Canada and the US among other treaty breaches – which they say have driven the company to the brink of bankruptcy.

The road to connectivity

Raul Galdo at Bitel's Peruvian HQ in Lima

Raul Galdo, director of legal, regulatory and human resources at telecoms company Viettel del Perú (Bitel) tells LACCA about his legal team’s journey to provide 4G services across Peru and the bumps they faced along the way.

Departmental focus: Accenture Brasil’s compliance team

Aline Merone and her Accenture team

Brazil may not have been a beacon of compliance in recent years, but Aline Merone’s leadership of Accenture’s compliance team in the country has helped her company avoid falling foul of local rules. 

Novo Nordisk adds legal and compliance manager in Colombia

Novo Nordisk's new recruit

Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk has hired Sebastian Unda to lead its legal and compliance department in Colombia.

LACCA news in brief – 17 February

The Latin American latest

This week’s round-up takes a look at a few of the latest developments in some of Latin America’s biggest corruption investigations.

Aerolíneas Argentinas poaches new GC from Argentine law firm

Astolfi takes flight

The head of Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi’s M&A group, Siro Astolfi, has left the firm to become general counsel and vice president of state-run flag carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas.

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