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Deal focus: Q&A with Embraer’s VP of legal affairs

Fabiana Leschnizer

As Embraer and Boeing move towards one of the biggest mergers in aviation history, Luis Bulcão Pinheiro speaks to Fabiana Leschziner, Embraer’s vice president of legal affairs, to get an inside perspective on managing such a highly complex deal.

The right team for the job


Tackling a company’s litigation portfolio while keeping costs down is certainly a major challenge for any GC, but when it comes to doing this in a heavily regulated industry such as the oil and gas sector, the task is even more difficult. LACCA speaks to Gabriel Costa, managing counsel for litigation at Shell, about how he managed to reduce the company’s litigation load and why success is about getting the right expertise in-house and being tactical when a case calls for it.

HPE promotes deputy GC for Latin America and EMEA


One month into his new position as VP and deputy GC for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, Eduardo Ruiz Montoya tells LACCA about the challenges of handling legal and compliance work in Latin America and why it’s always helpful to bestshore low-cost and repetitive legal work. 

Former compliance specialist at Eletropaulo joins Siemens Healthineers


Siemens Healthineers’ new Brazilian compliance specialist Cláudia Kalil Massaia tells LACCA about how the company created a first-rate compliance framework following a major corruption scandal, and how best practices shared between Latin American countries can propel the region’s compliance culture.  

Less than a month to go for LACCA São Paulo 2019

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LACCA is returning to São Paulo in April

LACCA’s annual regional meeting in São Paulo will take place in less than a month and includes sessions on managing complex transactions, new compliance frontiers, data protection trends and challenges, legal department technology and managing cross-border transactions.

News in brief – 18 March


This week’s news in brief follows a series of international investments in Latin America, as well as new developments in the US probe into Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA and the removal of more Vale executives following January’s dam collapse in Brazil.

A catch up with Getinge’s anticorruption director

Bruno Ferraz de Camargo

Nearly a year into his role at Swedish medical company Getinge, Bruno Ferraz de Camargo speaks to LACCA about his role overseeing the company’s Latin American compliance and ethics framework, as well as what he considers an ongoing threat to business integrity in the region.

Leading the way in compliance


Latin American GCs from companies nominated in Ethisphere’s 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies speak to LACCA about how their teams have been implementing compliance measures that go beyond a simply ‘tick-box’ approach.

Will Brazil’s new anti-crime bill boost compliance?


Brazil’s Congress is debating a new anti-crime bill that some lawyers feel will benefit the nation’s economy and business environment alongside tackling corruption and organised crime. LACCA finds out just how far the new bill could enhance Brazil’s continued efforts for greater compliance.

PDVSA bribery probe leads to more arrests


The president of a US-based company and its former sales representative have been arrested in an ever-widening investigation into bribery at Venezuela’s state-owned oil company. By Clare Hudson

Changing the narrative

Innovative parental leave policies are key to gender equality in the workplace

With so much emphasis being placed on the need for gender equality in the workplace, local GCs say legal teams are in a unique position to push for more innovative corporate policies when it comes to parental leave, and highlight a number of simple changes that can make a huge difference.

Office of the Municipal Comptroller General in São Paulo hires new integrity coordinator


Two months into her new role, Roberta Codignoto talks to LACCA about working at the Office of the Municipal Comptroller General (CGM) in São Paulo, and the measures that it takes to combat corruption and spread the message of business integrity across the state. 

Legal head leaves Bolivian hardware distributor to return to private practice


The former legal director for Salcedo, the distributor of Bolivian hardware store Truper, speaks to LACCA about his return to private practice and explains why Bolivian businesses operating in less-regulated regions must prepare for more scrutiny from local authorities.

Data sharing in Brazilian telecoms sector scrutinised


Brazilian telecoms companies Vivo, NET and Oi could face regulatory and legal action if the country’s main consumer protection organisation confirms reports that they share customer databases, observers have said. By Lauren Morris

Mexico’s INAI requires more authority, say local lawyers


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

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