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LACCA Mexico

Mexico City - venue for the upcoming LACCA conference

LACCA’s annual Mexico meeting will be held on Wednesday 17 October at the JW Marriott Hotel Polanco in Mexico City. Reserve your places now.

Less volume, more participation

Todd Crider, Nicolas Aguzin, Cate Ambrose and Ricardo Rodriguez lead the discussion

LACCA's sister publication Latin Lawyer held its Private Equity Conference in New York last week. Bankers and fund managers considered the volume of funds committed to private equity in Latin America and what that means for future transactional flow.

Santander nabs Uría partner

Santander branch

Spanish bank Santander has hired Francisco Javier Illescas Fernández-Bermejo from the corporate finance partnership of Madrid law firm Uría Menéndez to be one of the bank's top lawyers.

LatAm must tap consumer class and develop infrastructure to grow, say business leaders

How to help companies grow?

Latin American businesses need to hire more “Latin talent” because they are better equipped to deal with “volatility and the unknown" and to "take risks”, says the president of consumer goods producer Diageo’s Latin American division, Randy Millian

GC swaps Sony for Staples

Exterior of a Staples store

Staples, the US-based office supplies company, has appointed Sony’s legal head Michael Williams as general counsel.

Fifty GCs convene for LACCA Miami

Miami skyline

More than fifty senior in-house counsel from a wide range of companies convened in Miami on Tuesday for high-level roundtable discussions on risk management, compliance, working with HR, the future of the legal profession and more.

Holland & Knight swipes two in-house lawyers

Felipe Sandoval (left) and Vicente Umana-Carrizosa

US law firm Holland & Knight LLP has hired lawyers from Citibank and Southern Cross Energy as partners based in its Bogotá office.

Brazil tax specialist moves to hydropower

Peixe Angical dam

Tax law specialist Valdineide Simões has become head of tax for Latin America at power generators Voith Hydro.

Avon GC appointed

New York City - home of Avon Product's Third Avenue corporate headquarters

Avon Products has ended its two month search for a new GC, naming Jeff Benjamin as replacement for Kim Rucker who joined food and drink manufacturer Kraft in July.

LACCA launches new website and LACCA Approved

As part of LACCA’s continuing evolution, a new website and the results of our LACCA Approved survey have been launched.

New general counsel for HR consultancy

Kirkland Hicks

Towers Watson, the US-based global human-resource service and consulting company, has promoted a new general counsel.

Welcome to new LACCA members

This week, LACCA welcomes new members from companies including Google, Santander and Virgin Mobile.

Mining GC steeled for private practice

Karina Lengler

Karina Lengler, former general counsel at All Ore Mineracao, has joined the São Paulo partnership of Araújo e Policastro Advogados.

Debs returns to Unilever

The former legal head for Brazil and the Southern Cone at PepsiCo, Newman Debs, has returned to Unilever to take over the regional general counsel position at the company.

Adobe acrobatics

US software company Adobe has appointed Michael Dillon as its new general counsel following the retirement of his predecessor Karen Cottle.

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