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Mar 23 2017

LACCA Regional São Paulo Meeting 2017

Organiser: LACCA Sponsorship opportunities

23 March 2017 at 09:00 to 17:30
São Paulo, Brazil

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association will be holding its annual regional meeting in São Paulo on 23 March 2017. The meeting regularly attracts around 70 senior in-house counsel, both from multinational and domestic companies.

GCs come together to discuss matters of critical importance for their practice, departments and careers. Like all LACCA meetings, the São Paulo event is designed to maximise not only networking, but also the sharing of best practice among members

This year, delegates can also attend the networking drinks for the Latin Lawyer Charity Awards Ceremony held that evening.

Our meetings are popular and often fill up, so members can reserve your place now by contacting us here.

Karin Alvo, Partner, KLA Advogados

Cinthia Ambrogi, General Counsel, Sanofi

Gustavo Biagioli, Legal & Compliance Director, JLL

Gianfranco Cinelli, Legal Director Brazil and Latin America, Yara

Ricardo D'Ottaviano, Counsel Director, Brazil & Privacy and Cybersecurity LATAM Lead, Dell Technologies

Alan Moya Dupre, Legal Counsel & Regional Compliance Officer LATAM, SNC-Lavalin

Ricardo Lagreca, ‎Legal, Governmental Relations and Compliance Director,

Valeria Lieste, Legal Director, Brightstar Argentina

Eduardo Palinkas, Latin America & Canada Litigation Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Celso Xavier, Partner, Demarest Advogados 

Marcos Paulo Verissimo, Partner, Machado Meyer Advogados

9.15: Arrival, registration and coffee

9.45: Welcome to LACCA São Paulo 2017 – Clare Bolton, Publisher, LACCA

10.00: Roundtable begins: Arbitration, mediation, settlement – or avoiding it in the first place

Brazilian GCs spend a disproportionate amount of time and money on litigation. This session will look at how to reduce that, through a variety of mechanisms – ADR, arbitration, mediation, technological tools to manage the load, or in structuring your business to avoid the disputes – as well as practical tips on dealing with ongoing litigation and the judiciary.

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: What will your legal department look like in 5 years?

Everyone in-house wants to work more efficiently and effectively, and bring in the right technological and other tools to be a modern and successful partner to the business. But new technology is only part of the battle - you also need to redesign how you work and bring innovation to the heart of your practice, which is not an easy thing to do. Dell Legal is two years into its five-year plan to do just that; the session will discuss the team’s experiences to date and share best practices to work smarter, not just harder.

12.30: Networking lunch

14.00: Regulation of the digital world

Business may be ever-more connected and ever-more digital, but in Latin America that just means regulation is on the increase too. This session will look at the gamut of laws regulating the digital world – Brazil’s Marco Civil, privacy laws, and any relevant others – to assess how companies should be reacting both to protect themselves, and to take advantage of technological innovations.

15.00: Coffee break

15.25: The cycle of compliance

Companies around Latin America are different stages of the life cycle of anti-corruption compliance. Some, like SNC Lavalin, have been through bad times, which has led them to develop a world-leading monitoring and compliance programme. Others, seeing problems ahead, are taking what steps they can to protect the organisation and its executives from potential criminal actions, including appropriate corporate governance structures to assess responsibility. This session will approach anti-corruption compliance from both angles – that of lessons learned and that of problems up ahead – to share and discuss best practice in the field.

16.25: Coffee break

16.45: IN-HOUSE COUNSEL ONLY: Working with law firms – A roundtable

By popular demand, LACCA will this year convene a discussion only for in-house counsel to discuss best practices in working with law firms. This panel will discuss the best type of firms to hire for various types of work, how to monitor and manage performance, and how and when to change firms.

18.00: Roundtable ends; All LACCA members are invited to the drinks reception for the 11th Annual Latin Lawyer Awards Ceremony

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