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Welcome to new LACCA members

LACCA welcomes members from companies including Daimler, Itron and Atos.

Twitter hires from Google

Nicole Wong

Twitter has hired former Google lawyer Nicole Wong to be a director in the social media company’s legal department.

A guide to social and environmental best practice

Among a variety of goals, IFC performance standards aim to preserve the natural enviroment (Torres del Paine National Park, Chile)

GCs need a good grasp of the International Finance Corporation’s performance standards for best practice in social and environmental issues even if they do not receive IFC money, say the authors of a new book.

Kellogg legal head moves to energy

Itron Energy Solutions has snapped up the head of Kellogg’s Brazilian legal department to be its new associate general counsel for Latin America.

Steel role for Venezuelan lawyer

Alfredo Basalo Rodríguez

Alfredo Basalo has joined Industrias Unicon – ArcelorMittal as legal vice-president in the steel company’s Caracas headquarters.

“The world we want can only be built on transparency”

Dilma making her speech at the IACC

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has opened the 15th International Anticorruption Conference this week in Brasília, confirming her government’s commitment to fighting corruption, and the vital role companies and the private sector have to play in future initiatives.

GCs using less outside counsel, report finds

Corporate law departments around the world are renegotiating outside counsel fees, hiring cheaper law firms and boosting in-house departments, according to research released this week.

Tyco Mexico GC takes on LatAm Compliance

Sunrise in Boca Raton, Florida, headquarters of Tyco International

Mauricio Atri has been promoted to chief compliance officer in the Latin American and Caribbean legal department of security managers Tyco International.

Latin Lawyer project finance conference: Opportunities in Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama

Speakers at LL's Project Finance Conference: (right to left) Miguel Zaldivar, Luis Castro, Pablo Garcia, Juan Carlos Zepeda, Estif Aparicio

Mexico’s incoming administration has promised to further open up the country’s energy industry to the private sector; while there is a long path to actual reforms companies would do well to position themselves now says Juan Carlos Zepeda of Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission, who spoke alongside key project finance players from Mexico, Central America and Panama at a recent conference run by our sister publication Latin Lawyer.

Welcome to new LACCA members

LACCA welcomes new members from companies including Dell, Novo Mundo and Murex.

Buoyant mood at Mexico LACCA meeting

Delegates at LACCA Mexico

LACCA’s recent Mexico meeting sounded a much more positive note than last year, with growing confidence about the country’s economic prospects following the elections.

HSBC banks on ex-Obama GC

HSBC London

Still recovering from US Senate condemnation of a “polluted” compliance culture, London-based HSBC Holdings – the parent company of banking group HSBC – has appointed a new global general counsel for litigation and regulatory affairs.

Latin Lawyer project finance conference: Excited about energy

(Left to right) Alejandro de la Vega, Ariel Ramos, Sean McCoy and Angel Antonio Olivares

Be it in renewables or gas transportation, companies from around the world are showing interest in Mexico’s energy sector and banks are willing to back the projects, as speakers from Iberdrola, KST Electric Power, Santander and Banobrasat confirmed at last week's project finance conference, hosted by our sister publication Latin Lawyer.

New shores for Transocean GC

Nick Deeming has stepped down as general counsel of Swiss-based offshore drilling contractors Transocean.

Welcome to new LACCA members

We welcome members from companies including Odebrecht, ArcelorMittal and Starwood Hotels.

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