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Research reveals rise of in-house counsel

A study published this month by the University of Oxford has revealed the changing power shift from law firms to in-house counsel, as well as the different types of external services providers becoming popular in the US and UK.

Participate in Latin Lawyer’s labour survey

LACCA's sister publication, Latin Lawyer, is conducting a survey to find the region's leading labour lawyers. Read on to find out how to participate

LACCA launches group for counsel in electricity sector

All in-house lawyers working throughout the region in the electricity sector are invited to join LACCA's dedicated networking group, which is being spearheaded by Martin Lythgoe, associate general counsel for Duke Energy.

LACCA returns to Mexico

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The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association is holding a meeting for in-house counsel in Mexico City on 19 October. Read on to find out how to register.

AES appoints Brazilian as European compliance head


A former Diageo in-house lawyer has joined global power company AES to head up its European compliance department in London.

Fulbright lawyer moves into oil & gas compliance

Global Industries, an offshore construction, engineering and project management provider for the oil & gas industry, has hired a Mexican lawyer as senior in-house counsel for international compliance issues.

Participate in Latin Lawyer's environmental survey

LACCA's sister publication, Latin Lawyer, is conducting a survey to find Latin America's leading environmental lawyers. Read on to find out how to participate.

Headhunter announces Mexico pay range for GCs

A recruitment company has published a survey of the range of pay for general counsel and other members of the in-house team in Mexico – while another US survey has shown GC pay recovering from the recession.

Programme announced for LACCA Miami

The provisional programme for LACCA Miami has been announced, and is open for consultation with all members.

Latin America: "the new private equity playground"

A report just released by one private equity firm argues that the environment for investment for private funds in the region is so attractive, and so many untapped opportunities remain, that it is a "playground" for funds.

Oil and gas industry 'at an exciting time', conference hears

David Asmus

Speakers from Repsol, OGX, Petrobras, Statoil, Pacific Rubiales, Comgas and more all explored the many challenges facing the development of the Colombian and Brazilian energy industries in Latin Lawyer's second Oil and Gas Conference in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.

Compartamos opens up in Guatemala

Mexican microfinance bank Compartamos' in-house counsel, Manuel de la Fuente Morales, has led operations for the bank to set up a subsidiary in Guatemala.

Goldman Sachs hires new LatAm legal head in Brazil

Roberto Belchior da Silva has been appointed as Latin American general counsel for Goldman Sachs, moving from the same position at Morgan Stanley.

JPMorgan hires from Noguera Larraín


JPMorgan Chase has hired a banking and finance professional to strengthen its in-house department in Chile.

Avery Dennison promotes LatAm GC

Avery Dennison has expanded the role of Ignacio Walker, its VP and assistant general counsel for Latin America, to include legal responsibility for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA).

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