United States – LATAM Specialist Teams 2019 – GC Powerlist

United States - LATAM Specialist Teams 2019


| AbbVie

Leading research-based pharmaceutical company, AbbVie has a team of senior legal counsel located in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala. The legal department is responsible for supporting and giving...

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As a world-leading insurance company, AIG has been able to recruit a number of well-respected counsel to its ranks that are focused on providing all manner of legal support to...

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| Alcon

A division of Novartis and the global leader in eye care, Alcon has an in-house legal team comprised of over 20 individuals who handle the full range of legal and...

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| Alorica

Alorica’s legal team for Latin America works with full autonomy, but as part of Alorica’s global legal team following the report obligations and responsibilities to assure that global policies are...

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American Tower

| American Tower

Led by Latin America general counsel Susanne Kandel from the department’s headquarters in New York City, the legal team at American Tower provides the specialist legal skill needed to expand...

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Editor Message

For over 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world. In this series, The Legal 500, in collaboration with Legal BusinessGC Magazine and The In-House Lawyer, is turning its attention to the in-house function, and recognising those corporate counsel who are driving the legal business forward.

The GC Powerlist is a series of publications, highlighting the most influential in-house lawyers and legal teams in business today. I would like to express my personal thanks to our sponsor, Lex Mundi, for supporting this publication. A special mention must also go to the in-house lawyers that took time to speak to us throughout the process, as well as to the research team that worked on this GC Powerlist publication.

We have canvassed opinions from law firm partners and in-house counsel across the region, to identify corporate counsel that have been instrumental in changing or forming opinions within their company or industry; developing brilliant technical solutions to complex issues; creating innovative structures to ensure that the in-house function is driving the business forward; or providing a business working model that other corporate counsel should follow. Our team of experienced researchers assessed the nominations, speaking both to general counsel and nominating lawyers to finalise each list. The GC Powerlist: US: Latin America Specialist Teams features not just information on why that individual has made the list, but also comment from those in-house lawyers about how they have helped shape innovation in the legal industry.

If you have feedback on the GC Powerlist: US: Latin America Specialist Teams, or wish to nominate other in-house individuals (either in the region or global), please do get in touch at corporatecounsel@legal500.com.

We hope that this listing will stimulate debate around the role of the in-house lawyer and help corporate counsel with possible improvements and efficiencies in running their departments.

David Burgess
Publishing Director

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Sponsor Message

Lex Mundi

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Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, is proud to be the exclusive partner and co-organiser of the GC Powerlist US: Latin America Specialist Teams.

Together with our member firms in Latin America, we applaud The Legal 500 for highlighting and recognising the excellence of the US in-house legal teams specialising in legal affairs across Latin America.

Lex Mundi member firms in the region have experience working with some of the best in-house lawyers within companies operating across a variety of sectors. This is why a World Ready network like ours – in partnership with The Legal 500 – supports the opportunity to identify and recognise in-house teams who constantly develop innovative technical solutions for complex situations; demonstrate their capacity to adapt and be creative in difficult socio-political environments; create innovative structures to accomplish their organisation’s goals; and, in all cases, stand ready to lead legal teams with professionalism, ethics, and commitment to innovation within the legal profession.

In order to help outstanding in-house lawyers focused on Latin America, Lex Mundi member firms in the region work seamlessly together to offer coordinated, cross-border legal advice. Through our global client service platform, top-tier firms build deep relationships among specialist lawyers to make shared investments in three key areas: training for partners and associates in up-to-date transaction and project management skills; sharing of know-how in connection with legal issues, deal trends and global markets; and strengthening capabilities for seamless cross-border execution.

With more than 1,700 lawyers located in 33 jurisdictions in Latin America and the Caribbean, our member firms offer on-the-ground legal expertise that spans a wide range of industries. No matter where your business is located today, or where you’re expanding tomorrow, our legal services platform is positioned to provide industry and market-specific advice and solutions that are tailored to your needs.

We commend the GC Powerlist US: Latin America Specialist Teams for recognising in-house teams’ excellence and congratulate the nominees for their innovative and valuable contributions to the legal profession.

A special thanks to the following Lex Mundi member firms that made the GC Powerlist US: Latin America Specialist Teams possible:

• Akerman LLP, USA, Florida
• Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega, Panamá
• Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C., Mexico
• Brigard & Urrutia Abogados, Colombia
• Claro & Cia., Abogados, Chile
• Demarest Advogados, Brazil
• Estudio Olaechea, Peru
• Facio & Cañas, Costa Rica
• Guyer & Regules, Uruguay
• LEĜA, Venezuela
• Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Argentina
• Mayora & Mayora, S.C., Guatemala
• McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes, Bahamas
• Pellerano & Herrera, Dominican Republic
• Pérez Bustamante & Ponce, Ecuador