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Eletropaulo promotes new compliance specialist

Massaia

Brazilian energy distributor Eletropaulo has promoted Cláudia Massaia to the role of compliance specialist. She tells LACCA about the rising awareness of compliance practices in Brazil and the importance of regular staff training.    

New member profile: Senior counsel and head of compliance for Latin America at Hexion Inc

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Leonardo Donoso tells LACCA why empathy and good listening skills are just as important as understanding the business when it comes to being a good in-house counsel

Argentina's lithium market: A battery of new regulations

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Florencia Heredia at Allende & Brea explores recent developments in the Argentinian lithium market and the significant issues that must be considered for future regulation of the sector. 

New member profile: Senior counsel for Komatsu Cummins Chile

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Silvana Rosso tells LACCA how time really is of the essence when working in Chile’s mining sector, and highlights some of the main issues local in-house counsel need to remain aware of following last year’s controversial labour reform. 

New member profile: Corporate lawyer for Costa do Sol Operadora Aeroportuária

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Manuela Oliveira tells LACCA about getting out of her comfort zone as a tax specialist and helping to secure one of her company’s recent M&A deals.

Comparing social security contributions rates across Latin America

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Navigating the myriad of differing labour provisions in Latin America can be a minefield for regional legal teams looking to ensure their companies are in compliance with local obligations. Eduardo Juan Viñales and Germán Capoulat of leading Argentine law firm Funes de Rioja provide an overview of the main features of social security contributions across six countries, including recent updates.

New member profile: Legal manager for Latin America at Husqvarna Group

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Monica Rodrigues tells LACCA why the core function of a successful in-house team is to be a strategic partner to the business. 

New member profile: Legal director for Brazil at Publicis Groupe

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Andressa Genovesi Ziziotti tells LACCA about some of the challenges of working in-house in the communications and advertising sector and how the legal team conducted training sessions throughout the company to ensure all staff are aware of basic rules and regulations affecting the industry. By Fredrik Karlsson

The Development of Latin America Through Foreign Trade and Investment

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José Francisco Mafla and Camilo Castrill at Brigard & Urrutia Abogados explore the development of trade throughout Latin America, and its effect on and importance for the region’s economic growth. 

New member profile: Legal counsel for Shell Argentina

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Federico Flamenco Marucco tells LACCA how an early-career internship led him to pursue a career in-house.

New member profile: Legal counsel for Mexico & Venezuela at Ericsson

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Julio César Vega Cedillo speaks to LACCA about working for a global IT company in the advent of next-generation technology and why being an in-house counsel means being a strategic ally to the business. 

The economist's view on Mexico

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Luis de la Calle, who worked on Mexico’s negotiations in the World Trade Organisation and the North American Free Trade Agreement, discusses the likely impact on cross-border markets and litigations of Mexico’s recent reforms and President Donald Trump’s push for NAFTA changes.

Legal obligations surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace across Latin America

Companies must ensure they are compliant with new regulations and legislation.

Sexual harassment in the workplace has once again hit the spotlight, reconfirming that it is clearly an ongoing global issue. Private practice lawyers from across Latin America provide an overview of the legal obligations for companies dealing with sexual harassment across the region.

New member profile: Latin America legal manager at Newpark Drilling Fluids, Brazil

Borges

João Gabriel Borges tells LACCA about contributing to the growth of a global business, and why Brazilian in-house lawyers should pay close attention to labour matters.   

New member profile: In-house advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica

Carlos

Carlos Cartín Feoli tells LACCA what it’s like working as an in-house counsel in the Costa Rican administration as well as his role in a governmental project to facilitate and promote investment in the country. 

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