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New member profile: Senior counsel at Siemens Healthineers

Claudia Laudisio

Claudia Laudisio tells LACCA about how she expects the business landscape to improve in Brazil following the election of the new government, and how being an in-house counsel is a lot like working in an emergency room.

New member profile: Legal counsel at TransUnion


Marcos Polatti tells LACCA about how he handles the challenges of working at TransUnion, and how his experience in private practice has helped him extract greater value from law firms.

New member profile: Director of compliance for Latin America at Ecolab

Natalia Marino

Natalia Marino tells LACCA about her experience implementing compliance programmes and why companies must take the lead in establishing a culture of ethics across the region.

New member profile: Legal manager for Latin America at Dentsply Sirona

Felipe Moraes de Azevedo

Felipe Azevedo tells LACCA about the heavy bureaucracy and regulatory challenges he faces when it comes to introducing new products to the market in Brazil and why preparation and patience is key when working in the healthcare sector.

New member profile: VP & associate general counsel at Philip Morris International

Mary-Carmen Ordóñez López

With a long career at tobacco and e-cigarette company Philip Morris International behind her, Mary-Carmen Ordóñez López tells LACCA about the challenges of navigating such a highly regulated industry.

New member profile: Senior commercial counsel at TE Connectivity in Brazil


Michael Aguilar tells LACCA what he learnt from his time in private practice and why he loves playing a strategic role in the business.

New member profile: Legal counsel at Swiss Re Corporate Operations

Daniele Dabus

Daniele Dabus tells LACCA about her first four months as a legal counsel for Zurich-based insurance company Swiss Re and why moving in-house has helped improve her abilities to provide legal advice from a business solutions perspective.

New member profile: Legal and compliance manager at Agrícola Xingu


Rafael Ming tells LACCA about the many legal challenges facing GCs in the agribusiness sector in Brazil and why the most important function of a legal team is being proactive.

New member profile: General counsel at construction materials company Elementia

Alberto Perales

Alberto Perales tells LACCA about the importance of providing creative solutions for the business as well as what factors he considers when hiring external counsel.

New member profile: Regulatory and competition lawyer at ESPH

William Villalobos

William Villalobos Herrera tells LACCA about his work improving efficiency within ESPH’s legal department, and how learning from your colleagues is key to developing a great in-house team.

New member profile: Corporate data protection lawyer at Audi in Mexico


With nearly 10 years’ experience in the legal industry, Juan Luis Huesca Rocchi tells LACCA why adding value to the company is always a team effort.

New member profile: Senior lawyer at Grupo Peñaflor


Four months into her new role at winery operator Grupo Peñaflor, María Victoria Bonacalza Rico tells LACCA about how she really wanted to expand her legal and business expertise when she moved in-house, and why she feels private practice limited her professional growth as a lawyer.

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


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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