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Fresh blood at Chrysler as new GC appointed

The chrysler building in NYC, taken from 5th Ave and 42nd st

Car manufacturers Chrysler has promoted internally to make Marjorie Loeb its general counsel.

World Bank pledges ‘zero tolerance’ on corruption

The World Bank Group

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim said the institution is drawing a lesson from Brazil’s radical intervention in drug-infested favelas, as he pledged to retain the Bank’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy against corruption.

Welcome new LACCA members

LACCA welcomes new members from companies including TOTVS, Thales and Sempra

GC email fuels US investigation into Walmart bribery allegations

Walmart in Mexico

A seven year-old email from the former general counsel of Walmart International raising the alarm about rampant bribery practices in Mexico has drawn the attention of US Congressmen investigating the scandal.

All change at Alstom Mexico as counsel heads to Dubai

Artificial archipelagos showing a map of the world, Dubai

Brenda Tapia has left her role as legal counsel for Mexico and the Caribbean at Alstom Transport to start an in-house law and compliance consultancy in Dubai.

Visa hires new counsel in Miami

Afternoon in Miami

Visa has hired a new in-house counsel for its US-based Latin America and Caribbean e-commerce team.

SEC filings reveal risks of doing business in Latin America

The US Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters, Washington, DC

Top risks facing companies in Latin America include exchange rate fluctuations and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, according to corporate filings made in the United States.

New figures create yet more uncertainty around SFO policies

City of London's skyline

The number of companies self-reporting white collar crime to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office almost doubled between the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years, to the surprise of London anti-corruption lawyers.

Welcome new LACCA members

LACCA welcomes new members from companies including YPF, Avery Dennison and Market America.

Anderson de Macedo Lemos, 1980-2013

Anderson Lemos

Anderson de Macedo Lemos, legal director of Grupo Equipav, died yesterday in Brazil. An energetic member of LACCA and of the wider legal community, he will be sadly missed.

Have you completed LACCA's Salary Survey yet?

Abacus

Frustrated by the lack of serious research into the pay and conditions of the Latin American in-house legal market? Take part in our survey to help remedy that.

Walmart makes Karen Roberts GC

Karen Roberts

Walmart has promoted Karen Roberts to take over as general counsel as part of a shake-up of the US-based retail company’s legal and compliance teams.

SEC names new general counsel

Geoffrey Aronow

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has hired Bingham McCutchen LLP partner Geoffrey Aronow to be the agency’s new general counsel.

New GC joins MetLife

MetLife HQ, New York City

US-based insurer MetLife has hired a new general counsel amid signs the company plans to expand in Latin America.

Welcome new LACCA members

LACCA welcomes new members from companies including JP Morgan, Oi and Cosan.

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