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ABB

‘We are a collaborative and client focused team that is always looking to efficiently serve the company by being fast and creative, but above all, trying to keep the company safe. The role of the department is to be business-focused, using law as tool to enable sales and, at the very same time, to be …

Accenture

Global professional services firm Accenture is supported in the Latin American region via a legal team arranged according to a matrix structure with several legal practice areas, each with their own head, reporting to a function lead. Based in Brazil and assuming responsibility for coordinating the department as the most senior lawyer is Jose Moscati, …

Aché Laboratórios Farmacêuticos

Aché Laboratórios Farmacêuticos is a Brazilian pharmaceutical manufacturer that currently employs 4,600 people and holds a diversified portfolio of more than 300 brands in over 800 product presentations of prescription medicines. Supporting the executive legal director Luciana Gualda, who has led the team since 2011, are legal managers Julio Cesar Moraes dos Santos and Milton …

Adobe

Global software company Adobe has some of its most impressive global in-house legal operators based in Brazil. In particular, regional manager for the Latin America piracy conversion team Rodrigo Leme Freitas came in for particular praise by nominators. Freitas is responsible for the coordination of all of Adobe’s intellectual property actions in Latin America, a …

Airbnb

Airbnb recently identified Latin America as the fastest growing market for its business of connecting travellers to people who have a space to rent in their homes and want extra income. As a result of stepping up operations in the region, the US based company now has 123,000 listings in Brazil and almost 90,000 active …

Ajinomoto do Brasil

The legal team of the Japanese multinational food and chemical corporation Ajinomoto do Brasil brings together all of the company’s professionals involved in legal, intellectual property and government relations into a single, integrated and strong unit. With the recent standardisation of internal policies and procedures and the establishment of a centralised and integrated communication flow, …

Almap BBDO

One of the most celebrated advertising agencies in Brazil, Almap BBDO takes on a range of clients and has an enviable reputation for creative excellence and success in growing clients’ brands. Augusto Cesar Fortuna, legal manager, leads the three-person in-house legal team at Almap BBDO and details how the teams main goal, ensuring that its …

ArcelorMittal Brasil

ArcelorMittal Brasil is comprised of 27 facilities with over 11,000 employees, and has a steel production capacity of 11.3 million tonnes in addition to an iron ore production capacity of 7.1 million tonnes. Supporting the world’s largest steel producer, the legal function in Brazil is made up of 19 lawyers and five non-lawyers in addition …

Arcos Dourados Comércio de Alimentos (McDonald’s)

Chief legal officer and GC Powerlist: Brazil inclusion in 2016 Boris Gris leads a legal team of 13 lawyers, three trainees, two apprentices and two administrative staff for Arcos Dourados Comércio de Alimentos, the Brazilian part of Arcos Dorados, the largest McDonald’s franchisee in the world in terms of sales and restaurants. In terms of …

B3

Brasil Bolsa Balcão – more commonly known as B3 – is the Brazilian Stock Exchange, and owing to a merger between BM & FBovespa and Cetip in a deal worth $3.9bn, became the world’s fifth largest stock exchange in March 2017. With offices in Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Shanghai, and London, and assets …

Banco do Brasil

Banco do Brasil, the second largest bank in Latin America by assets, provides a wide assortment of products and services for individuals, companies, and the government of Brazil. Providing counsel surrounding the full scope of the bank’s activities, the legal team works at the forefront of Brazil’s financial services sector. Recently, the team has captured …

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America dates its presence in Latin America back to 1951, when it opened its first office in Mexico City. Today, the bank has corporate offices in six Latin American countries- Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Despite Brazil’s recession, its investment banking arm, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, recently experienced a stellar …

Bradesco

Bradesco is one of Brazil’s largest and most historic banking and finance companies, with a revenue of $50bn and being listed on the Brazilian, New York and Madrid Stock Exchanges. A wide range of legal support is needed owing to the bank’s offering of a range of financial services that span the internet banking, insurance, …

Braskem

Braskem is a petrochemical company with a 2016 revenue figure of R$54bn achieved through its industrial plants spanning Brazil, the United States and Germany. A São Paulo based company, Braskem is the largest petrochemical company in Latin America and also holds the position of being the top thermoplastic resins producer in the Americas, and compliment …

Bravante

With more than 50 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, working in the areas of maritime support, port support, shipbuilding, ship repair and environmental protection, Bravante has consolidated its presence in all business segments in which it operates. Despite the small size of the legal team, Bravante’s three lawyers have each made …

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