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The Trump effect

Mexican GCs share their reactions to the new President of the United States

Amid the prevailing uncertainty attached to US President Donald Trump and his new administration’s stance on the historic trade relationship with Mexico, LACCA speaks to local lawyers to find out how businesses are being affected.

Philip Morris International promotes long serving Mexican counsel


Multinational tobacco company Philip Morris International (PMI) has promoted Mary Carmen Ordóñez Lopez from her role as assistant global GC, to vice president and chief compliance officer.

GCs “surprisingly unprepared” for cybersecurity threats, report finds

GCs air their views

A recent survey of GCs in multinationals found only 18% of respondents have cyber-crisis management plans, despite a quarter of those involved having experienced a cybersecurity breach.

Movers & Shakers - 10 February

Movers and Shakers

This edition of Movers & Shakers features counsel who are long-serving members of their companies’ legal teams and others who have jumped ship.

Latin Lawyer launches industry-focused investment guide series

The Infrastructure and Energy Investment guide

LACCA’s sister publication, Latin Lawyer, has released The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment – the first in its new series of practice and industry investment guides.

CADE's private litigation reforms don't go far enough, says American Bar Association

The ABA takes issue with CADE

After Brazil announced several legislative measures aimed at boosting competition litigation, the American Bar Association’s international law and antitrust sections have said the reforms are “too vague”, and more needs to be done to protect the aims of its leniency programme. By Henry Stockley

TI Corruption Index shows mixed results for Latin America

The Panama Papers scandal caused outrage worldwide

Transparency International’s latest report reveals that while the region as a whole may be doing more to tackle corruption, impunity and poor institutions continue to be a major hindrance in many countries.

Peru-Honduras FTA will increase investment opportunities, say lawyers

Peru and Honduras solidify trade ties

Local lawyers expect a new free trade agreement (FTA) between Peru and Honduras to provide a boost for companies, but predict Peru will benefit most from the deal.

LACCA Awards supplement now online

The awards celebrate the finest in-house talent in the region

A special supplement celebrating LACCA's third annual awards ceremony is now available to members and subscribers online.

News in brief – 3 February 2017

The Latin American latest

LACCA rounds up recent business and legal developments affecting in-house counsel across Latin America.

LACCA catches up with Grupo DASA’s recently hired GC

Grupo DASA GC, Fabio Cunha

Two months into his new role as legal manager for Grupo DASA, Fabio Cunha reflects on the changes he has made to support the Brazilian diagnostic company’s ambitious international expansion plans.

Free registration for LACCA members at Latin Lawyer - GAR Live Arbitration Summit

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Downtown Miami City skyline

LACCA members can register for free to attend the first Latin Lawyer-GAR Live Arbitration Summit, to be held in Miami on Thursday 27 April.

The seven deadly law firm sins

Law firms that don't listen to clients may lose clients

An understanding of exactly what clients want is at the heart of every successful law firm. Gaining a deeper insight into how legal departments feel about their external counsel can therefore provide firms with a golden opportunity to offer more tailored services. LACCA reveals some of the worst complaints from legal counsel about their law firms.

Movers & Shakers – 27 January

Movers and Shakers

This edition of movers and shakers features new hires and promotions in the health, energy and engineering sectors.

Andrade Gutierrez and UTC fined by CADE in Lava Jato settlement

UTC and Andrade Gutierrez receive hefty fines

Two companies have agreed to pay 195 million reais (US$61.6 million) in total as part of the most recent round of settlements in Brazil’s sprawling Lava Jato investigation. By Henry Stockley

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