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Speakers announced for LACCA São Paulo

A line-up pf top speakers has now been announced for LACCA's annual meeting in São Paulo on 2 April. Email now to book your place.

Heavy data protection rules create outcry in Costa Rica

A bus in San Jose, Costa Rica

Companies in Costa Rica are lobbying the government to change recently-enacted data protection rules that impede business, say lawyers.

Free places at Corporate Finance Conference for LACCA members

A number of free places are being offered at Latin Lawyer's Corporate Finance Conference to LACCA members. The event is on Tuesday, 19 March, at the Hotel Unique in São Paulo.

New SEC head promises “unrelenting enforcement”

US SEC headquarters

The US’s Security and Exchange Commission under probable new leader Mary Jo White would pursue a “fair but bold and unrelenting” enforcement policy, she promised during her confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

Brazil maintains executive pay disclosure requirement

Brazilian businesses fighting a requirement to disclose executive pay from the securities regulator, the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM), saw a setback recently after a regional court rejected an appeal by a local cloth producer.

Job moves and promotions round-up across Latin America

Here is a round-up of job moves and promotion news from companies operating across Latin America including Lenovo, OAS and Bright Star.

In-house litigators pushed to the front lines as caseload spikes

The importance of in-house litigators is growing, as global businesses take the full blow of a post-financial crisis strict regulatory environment, say corporate lawyers.

Colombia wrangling over indigenous rights

Indigenous community

The intractable problem of managing indigenous rights is reaching new heights in Colombia, with a new mining law set to expire in two months, and presenting a legal conundrum for the economy as a whole.

Brazil risks failing anti-bribery test

Brazil will fail an OECD test next year if changes to water down its anti-bribery draft bill are pushed through Congress, the leading authors of the first anti-corruption compliance book published in the country say.

LACCA news: Colombia and Canada get tough on anti-corruption

The efforts of Colombian and Canadian governments to give teeth to their anti-corruption laws and general counsels’ deep anxiety about cyber risks and data protection were covered in the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association latest briefings.

Jones Day hires Central Bank GC in Mexico

Jones Day (Mexico) has hired the former general counsel of Banco de México as partner to bolster its banking and finance practice – continuing a hiring spree that has seen the firm add three to its partnership in the space of a month.

Goldcorp hires new general counsel

A gold mine in Nevada, US

Gold miner Goldcorp, which has more than half of its production capabilities in Latin American countries, has hired Linn Energy’s Charlene Ripley as general counsel and executive vice-president.

Welcome new LACCA members

LACCA welcomes new members from companies including GlaxoKlineSmith and General Electric

Canada gives teeth to anti-corruption law

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Canadian government is pushing a bill through Parliament to give anti-corruption enforcers a long arm to prosecute companies for corrupt practices abroad - requiring a significant compliance overhaul from Canadian companies operating in Latin America.

High-profile lawyers ‘confess’ to doing pro bono

The great and good of Brazil’s legal community turned out in support of liberalising pro bono at a landmark meeting last week, with many openly admitting to doing prohibited work – but the bar association did not show up to make their case for the existing rules.

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