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Mexico’s INAI requires more authority, say local lawyers

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Lawyers in Mexico say the country’s data protection authority needs more power to properly enforce legislation and implement sanctions.  

Petrobras creates independent sanctions and disciplinary committee

Petrobras HQ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After the intense public scrutiny faced by Brazil’s state-owned oil giant Petrobras as part of Operation Car Wash, an independent sanctions and disciplinary committee has been created to implement measures and ensure a commitment to compliance. LACCA speaks to the newest member, Adriana Dantas, about the committee’s role and how it will help to establish a culture of ethics in Brazil’s marketplace.

Open letter from GCs calls for more diversity in law firm partnerships

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Over 170 GCs and legal counsels across the Americas have united to back an open letter posted on LinkedIn which calls for greater diversity in law firms, but there are calls among Latin American GCs that there is much more to be done for diversity in both private practice and in-house.

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New member profile: Director of legal and compliance at TMF Group

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Just over four years into her role, Vanessa Mello tells LACCA about thinking outside of the box when leading a legal department and why creating a compliance culture must involve the company’s leadership.

New member profile: Legal vice president at hospitality and lifestyle group Selina

Matias Hercovich

Matias Hercovich, legal vice president at Selina, tells LACCA about working for the start-up hospitality and lifestyle company and how he managed to build a successful multidisciplinary legal department which has played a key role in the company’s rapid expansion across Latin America.

New member profile: Legal manager at Accenture in Mexico

Alba Hernández

Nearly four years into her role as legal manager for Accenture in Mexico, Alba Hernández tells LACCA about the ways in which the compliance environment has evolved since she first started work as a lawyer and how the private sector is key to improving business practices in Mexico. 

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Diversity Survey 2018

LACCA’s Diversity Survey takes a look at the levels of diversity within corporate legal departments across Latin America as well as some of the efforts being made to promote greater diversity and inclusion initiatives within companies

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Diversity Survey: Why is racial inequality still the elephant in the room?

More companies implement diversity policies concerning gender and disability than policies addressing ethnicity or race, according to LACCA's research. Christina McKeon Frutuoso speaks to local GCs to find out what’s holding some companies back from addressing the issue of race in the workplace and how corporate counsel can play an important role. 

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