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Talking strategy with the legal team at Logicalis


LACCA catches up with members of the team at Logicalis to find out how they run such an effective legal operation across borders and why overcoming the stereotype of being obstacles to business is key to their success.  

Uber hires new director of ethics and compliance for Brazil

Patricia Godoy Oliveira

Ride-sharing and transport company Uber has poached Patricia Godoy Oliveira, former legal and compliance vice president of Aon, as its new director of ethics and compliance for Brazil to strengthen its anti-corruption and compliance efforts.

Concentrix hires new senior legal manager

Bruna Cassiano

A month into her new role at business services company Concentrix, Bruna Cassiano tells LACCA about the importance of knowing a company’s pressure points and how she will help to ensure the successful integration of the newly acquired Convergys.

Brazilian politicians vote to move money laundering body away from Moro


Brazilian politicians might be “attempting to create tension” between President Jair Bolsonaro and Justice Minister Sérgio Moro by seeking to transfer the country’s anti-money laundering body from the Ministry of Justice, lawyers have said. By James Thomas

Project managing cross-border disputes

Eduardo Palinkas, Maria Helena Bragaglia and Gabriel Costa

Given the significant costs and challenges associated with cross-border litigation, it is critical for companies to implement a strategic plan to address these disputes as early as possible. Delegates at LACCA’s regional meeting in São Paulo discussed the importance of conducting early case assessments, getting the right resources on board and properly understanding local culture to successfully manage the most complex cases.

Mexico passes labour reform

Plaza de la Constitución, Mexico City

Mexico’s senate has approved a labour law reform overhauling the country’s existing union structure, which has long been criticised for failing to protect workers. LACCA finds out just how much the amendment will affect companies, and how GCs should prepare for the changes.

Pepsico promotes new legal director for Venezuela, Central America & the Caribbean

Diego Castagnino

Venezuela and Central America are jurisdictions peppered with challenges for in-house counsel, but for Diego Castagnino it’s all about having a clear goal and an efficient strategy. He tells LACCA about the issues he faces overseeing Venezuela in the current climate, and how in-house counsel are instrumental in ensuring businesses run as smoothly as possible.

Movers & shakers – 7 May


This week’s movers & shakers sees new hires in the energy, telecoms and oil and gas sectors as well as promotions at a global tech giant and at the world’s second-largest insurer. 

Brazil launches another fintech probe


Brazil’s competition authority is investigating whether Bradesco, one of the country’s largest banks, broke competition rules by restricting a financial management app from accessing its customers' data. By Matt Richards

Latin Lawyer & GRR 4th restructuring summit – LACCA members go free!


LACCA members are invited to attend Latin Lawyer and Global Restructuring Review’s 4th annual restructuring summit taking place in New York on 11 July.

Complex M&As: Diplomacy and flexibility are paramount, say GCs

First panel in São Paulo debated complex M&A transactions

When it comes to successfully negotiating highly complex deals, delegates at LACCA’s São Paulo meeting say the best plan is a flexible one.

Former Paul Hastings' São Paulo head to lead Shell-Mitsubishi-Pátria Investimentos JV


The private practice lawyer who founded Paul Hastings LLP’s São Paulo office talks to LACCA about her new role as legal director of an unprecedented joint venture between Pátria Investimentos, Shell and Mitsubishi, and why Brazil is set for a new energy era.

A catch up with Eduardo Palinkas, senior litigation manager and country counsel at HPE

Eduardo Palinkas

Four months into his newly expanded role of senior litigation manager for Latin America and Canada and country counsel for Brazil at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, LACCA catches up with Eduardo Palinkas to find out how he is balancing the additional responsibilities as well as the challenges of providing creative solutions in Brazil’s rapidly changing regulatory environment.

Brazil’s Vivo asked to provide GDPR-inspired processing report


A Brazilian public prosecutor has asked telecoms company Vivo to clarify data protection policies used in its targeted advertising services ahead of national data protection legislation entering into force next February. By Bronte Cullum

LACCA Santiago: Getting the best value for money


When it comes to getting the most from external counsel, delegates at LACCA’s roundtable in Santiago say it’s all about understanding where in-house teams and law firms can truly add value. 

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