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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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

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.

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