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Timing enables some airlines to dodge Mexican fines

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Mexico’s competition authority has fined two airlines and three individuals for fixing prices between 2008 and 2010 – but other suspected cartelists escaped punishment because the enforcer opened the investigation too late. By Matt Richards 

Linde promotes new controller director for South America

Leonidas Borio Filho

Leonidas Borio Filho has been hired as the new financial controller director for South America at Irish industrial gases company Linde Plc after a highly publicised merger with US multinational Praxair.  

The ethics of gathering employee data in Latin America

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Private practice lawyers across Latin America examine the legal and ethical questions concerning the gathering of employee data and provide guidance on how to successfully navigate potential ethical dilemmas.     

LACCA São Paulo 2019 – just over one week to go!

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LACCA is returning for its annual regional meeting in São Paulo in April with a stellar line up of sessions and speakers.

GCs come together for LACCA Santiago roundtable

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Legal and compliance directors from major companies including JP Morgan, Falabella and Prime Energía came together at LACCA’s roundtable in Santiago, Chile, to discuss some of the benefits and limits of technology, as well as the importance of driving diversity in the local legal sector.  

MercadoLibre promotes new legal director for dispute resolution in Latin America

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Managing litigation and alternative dispute resolution in Latin America is notoriously difficult, but for the newly promoted Humberto Chiesi Filho, it’s about mediating a case before it escalates. He tells LACCA about the importance of online workflow tools at MercadoLibre, and how consumers can help reduce a company’s litigation portfolio.

Who are LACCA’s Thought Leaders 2019?

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We take a look at the leading lights in private practice

The results from LACCA Thought Leaders 2019 reveals some of Latin America's leading private practitioners as voted for by in-house counsel.

Brazil’s CGU set to announce six settlement agreements

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The head of the directorate of leniency agreements in Brazil’s Ministry of Transparency and Comptroller General of the Union has said that the agency will publish settlements with half a dozen companies in the next month. By Emily Casswell 

Deal focus: Q&A with Embraer’s VP of legal affairs

Fabiana Leschnizer

As Embraer and Boeing move towards one of the biggest mergers in aviation history, Luis Bulcão Pinheiro speaks to Fabiana Leschziner, Embraer’s vice president of legal affairs, to get an inside perspective on managing such a highly complex deal.

The right team for the job

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Tackling a company’s litigation portfolio while keeping costs down is certainly a major challenge for any GC, but when it comes to doing this in a heavily regulated industry such as the oil and gas sector, the task is even more difficult. LACCA speaks to Gabriel Costa, managing counsel for litigation at Shell, about how he managed to reduce the company’s litigation load and why success is about getting the right expertise in-house and being tactical when a case calls for it.

HPE promotes deputy GC for Latin America and EMEA

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One month into his new position as VP and deputy GC for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, Eduardo Ruiz Montoya tells LACCA about the challenges of handling legal and compliance work in Latin America and why it’s always helpful to bestshore low-cost and repetitive legal work. 

Former compliance specialist at Eletropaulo joins Siemens Healthineers

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Siemens Healthineers’ new Brazilian compliance specialist Cláudia Kalil Massaia tells LACCA about how the company created a first-rate compliance framework following a major corruption scandal, and how best practices shared between Latin American countries can propel the region’s compliance culture.  

Less than a month to go for LACCA São Paulo 2019

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LACCA is returning to São Paulo in April

LACCA’s annual regional meeting in São Paulo will take place in less than a month and includes sessions on managing complex transactions, new compliance frontiers, data protection trends and challenges, legal department technology and managing cross-border transactions.

News in brief – 18 March

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This week’s news in brief follows a series of international investments in Latin America, as well as new developments in the US probe into Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA and the removal of more Vale executives following January’s dam collapse in Brazil.

A catch up with Getinge’s anticorruption director

Bruno Ferraz de Camargo

Nearly a year into his role at Swedish medical company Getinge, Bruno Ferraz de Camargo speaks to LACCA about his role overseeing the company’s Latin American compliance and ethics framework, as well as what he considers an ongoing threat to business integrity in the region.

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