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Olympus reports possible Brazil breach

Japan-based multinational Olympus has told the United States Department of Justice about a potential breach of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a Brazilian operation, it has emerged.

Bio-tech job for LACCA member

Brazilian lawyer Patricia Punder has taken up the post of associate director for corporate compliance in Latin America at US-based biotechnology company Biogen Idec.

Special offer for Mexican project finance conference

Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Gregory Tan will be chairing Latin Lawyer’s 3rd Annual Project Finance event focusing on Mexico and Central America, with a special price for LACCA members.

Serveng gets new GC

Julio Alves

Julio Cezar Alves has become general counsel and legal director for engineering group Serveng and will be based in São Paulo.

Welcome to new LACCA members

LACCA welcomes new members from Yahoo!, LexisNexis and JP Morgan

Programme and delegate list for LACCA Miami

The programme and delegate list for our third annual Miami meeting - which attracts more than 50 senior general counsel each year - is now available on this link.

Welcome to new LACCA members

New members include in-house counsel from Johnson & Johnson, Nokia and The Western Union Group.

Pompilio appointed regional GC at Johnson & Johnson

Sergio Pompilio

With the retirement of longstanding Latin American general counsel Ricardo Bastos at US consumer products company Johnson & Johnson this week, noted career in-house counsel Sergio Pompilio has been announced as his successor.

Your entry in the LACCA directory

LACCA will shortly be publishing an annual Handbook for all members, including biographies of all members - check your entry now to be sure it is correct.

Pro bono for in-house counsel

LACCA would like to hear from members about pro bono work they are doing – or the challenges you face if you have not been able to establish a pro bono programme.

GC to take on compliance duties at News Corp

US media group News Corp has combined the roles of general counsel and chief compliance officer as part of efforts to address concerns arising from a hacking scandal at the company’s UK newspaper arm last year.

Yahoo! rings in the new

Yahoo Headquarters, Sunnyvale, California

Internet company Yahoo! has made deputy general counsel for the Americas Ron Bell its new GC after the resignation of Michael Callahan last month.

LACCA launches its ‘Executive Board’

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association, as part of continuing efforts to be increasingly relevant and useful to members, has put together an Executive Board of high profile members to consult with us on future projects and ideas.

Finch flies to Qantas

Sunrise in Brisbane airport

Andrew Finch, a corporate partner at Australian law firm Allens, will become general counsel at global airline Qantas later this year.

Welcome to new LACCA members

New members include in-house counsel from BP, Microsoft and Grupo Televisa.

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