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PSA Peugeot Citroën hires Siqueira Castro partner

Marcelo Angeli has begun his role as legal manager at French car and motorcycle manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën, in a move seen as “very fruitful for both sides” by his former firm.

Vale GC responds to tax ruling

Brazilian mining company Vale has announced “unfavourable rulings” that will continue a long-standing dispute over US$5.6 billion worth of income tax.

Full programme announced for Corporate Finance Conference

Speakers from Goldman Sachs, Rabobank, Bovespa, UBS, Vale, FTI and the Mexican Bolsa have all confirmed for Latin Lawyer's Corporate Finance Conference, taking place in São Paulo on 29 March.

Attorney-client privilege overhaul planned in Brazil

Lawyers from the Movement for the Defence of Law (MDA) in Brazil have proposed a draft law that will see an overhaul of attorney-client privilege.

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Corporate Counsel Women of Color Symposium - São Paulo

LACCA members are invited to a dinner and career strategies symposium held by the US-based Corporate Counsel Women of Color on 15 February in São Paulo.

JOB POSTING: Colombia

The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people, is hiring an in-house attorney to be based in its Bogota, Colombia office.

Nominate leading M&A lawyers

This week Latin Lawyer launched its 2012 survey to find the region’s leading M&A lawyers. Read on to find out how to participate.

Enel sparks expansion with El Salvador hire

Renewables company Enel Green Power has boosted its Latin America practice by hiring a LACCA member in El Salvador.

Resolving disputes in a hostile future?

The afternoon session at Latin Lawyer’s second annual M&A conference last week kicked off with panellists considering what the future holds for hostile takeovers in Latin America, asking whether shareholder activism would have the same impact as in the US and what options are available if the transaction does not go according to plan.

Delegates discuss how to make friends with the media and influence people

Sergio Galvis chaired the outbound panel at Latin Lawyer's M&A conference last week.

The media was a key subject at Latin Lawyer’s M&A conference last week, with lawyers, journalists and communication consultants discussing how companies made use of the press during M&A transactions, as well as the tactics employed by journalists who want information that has not been disclosed.

M&A deals will change and antitrust regulations should too

M&A deals will change and antitrust regulations should too

While M&A activity in Brazil will continue to be intense in the coming years, deals will increasingly feature small- and mid-sized companies and the average ticket size will be smaller, were some of the conclusions reached during the banking and finance panel that kicked off Latin Lawyer’s second annual M&A Conference in São Paulo on Tuesday.

Research reveals GCs’ pathway to value

London-based law firm Nabarro has released a report on the perceived value of the in-house function, which shows legal expertise alone is not enough to make it to the top.

CADE president defends new rules at M&A conference

CADE head Fernando Furlan spoke at Latin Lawyer's M&A conference on Tuesday

Brazil’s reforms to its antitrust regulations are in line with other jurisdictions and will be dramatically improved by the removal of strict timeframes under the previous rules, according to Council for Economic Defence (CADE) president Fernando Furlan, speaking at Latin Lawyer’s second annual M&A Conference in São Paulo on Tuesday.

When would you pay a premium for your lawyers?

Leading in-house, international and Latin American lawyers discussed the mechanics of external counsel fees in M&A deals at Latin Lawyer’s Second Annual M&A Conference on Tuesday in São Paulo.

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