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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. 

The gig economy and regulatory uncertainty in Latin America


Technological advances and the rise of the gig economy are having a major impact on employment, how companies operate and their business models. Private practice lawyers across Latin America examine how these rapid changes have created a huge challenge for governments and companies given that local legislation is often unable to keep up with the pace of change.

A catch up with Grünenthal’s legal counsel for North Latin America

Zulma Monsalve

Moving from one industry to another for the sake of your career isn’t always easy, but for Zulma Monsalve, legal counsel at pharmaceuticals company Grupo Grünenthal, it has been a formative learning curve. She tells LACCA about the importance of establishing yourself as an asset to your company and being flexible when balancing numerous responsibilities as a regional legal counsel.

GDR – Latin Lawyer Live Data summit – LACCA members go free!

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LACCA members are invited to attend the first GDR – Latin Lawyer Live Data Summit, to be held in Miami on 13 June, free of charge. 

Engaging debates mark LACCA regional meeting in São Paulo

First panel in São Paulo debated complex M&A transactions

General counsel from some of the most prominent companies in Latin America met last week at LACCA’s 10th Regional Meeting in São Paulo to discuss some of the biggest issues facing contemporary legal departments, including data protection, technology innovation, multijurisdictional litigation, compliance and cutting-edge M&A operations.

LACCA Santiago: Tech talks


Panellists at LACCA’s roundtable in Chile discussed some of the benefits and drawbacks of integrating technology with their traditional ways of lawyering, as well as what steps to take before investing in the newest tools.  

Senior in-house counsel becomes first female partner at PVG

Ana Carolina de Salles Freire Gentil

After seven years in-house, Ana Carolina de Salles Freire Gentil has gone back to her private practice roots as Brazilian firm Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados’ first female partner.

New in brief – 15 April


This week’s new in brief looks at the latest developments in a bid-rigging investigation in Brazil, changes to competition law in Chile and new arrests by the US Department of Justice as a result of its investigation into PetroEcuador.

LL Live 10th Annual Oil & Gas Summit – LACCA members go free!


LACCA members are invited to attend Latin Lawyer’s Live 10th Annual Oil & Gas Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina in May.

LACCA Santiago: Diversity in a broader sense


Given the increasing importance placed on diversity, panellists at LACCA’s roundtable in Chile agreed that D & I initiatives need to better reflect the wider meaning of diversity and go beyond simply focusing on the issue of gender. They also discussed how the diversity of external counsel is being thrust into the spotlight more and more. 

Movers and shakers – 8 April


This month’s movers and shakers looks at key appointments in the IT, medical and mining industries across Latin America.

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