Features Latin America

Paola Alvarado Ariza – TIS Productions Colombia and Mexico

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Paola Alvarado was in law school, there were no classes she could take on entertainment law.   Few lawyers in Colombia specialize in the area, she says, but she didn’t let that deter her. After specializing in commercial law, she worked for written media before getting into television and audiovisual production.  Alvarado says she’s since […]

Bernardo Correa – Pacific Hydro

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s been almost 20 years since Pacific Hydro acquired the Coya and Pangal hydroelectric plants in 2004, allowing it to begin operating in Chile.  The plants have a combined capacity of 76 megawatts of hydropower. Since acquiring them, Pacific Hydro has added to its portfolio of renewable power generation with projects such as Chacayes hydropower […]

Alejandro Celedon – Sonda

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Is there anything more agonizing than waiting for a bus? You stand at the stop, peering up the street for a glimpse of those familiar bus colors or windshield, worrying about how late it may make you for your appointment or job.  In Mexico City, that wait is getting a little easier thanks to an […]

Talia Flores – H&M Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Talia Flores and her colleagues arrived in Ecuador in mid-October, one of the first things they saw was a large H&M ad plastered on the wall of the airport terminal. As they rode a cab  into Quito, the country’s capital, they saw another one—this time on a giant billboard overlooking the highway. While most […]

Sheila Marcella Romero Rodriguez – Phoenix Tower International

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Communication towers can be anywhere from a diminutive six feet to a sky piercing 200. While their antennas and other digital equipment allow cell phones, telephones and radios to function, legal management allows them to remain compliant with all local regulations. That’s where Sheila Marcella Romero Rodriguez comes in, managing all Phoenix Tower International legal […]

Maria Gabriela Menezes Cortes – MRS Logística

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Moving goods around Brazil, the fifth-largest country in the world, takes a lot of infrastructure, including more than 18,000 miles of railroad track. But much of that is either underused, unused or in a state of disrepair. However, MRS Logística is working to ensure its network of freight lines continue to deliver for the Brazilian […]

Adriana Ehiar – BIC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

If someone is told that eating chocolate ice cream violates federal regulations, it seems simple enough—but what about chocolate gelato, chocolate shaved ice or vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce? The nuances and legal complexities of regulations are what make compliance difficult to understand and adhere to for many people, Adriana Ehiar explains. Over the […]

Tito Andrade – Machado Meyer

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While the golden anniversary celebration continues at Machado Meyer, the venerable international law firm isn’t looking back. There’s too much yet to do in its homeland of Brazil, the rest of Latin America and far beyond. The world has changed since the firm’s founding 50 years ago in Sao Paulo, Chief Executive Officer and Senior […]

Daniela Marino – Knight Therapeutics

Est. reading time: 4 mins

To obtain a driver’s license, applicants must follow rules when driving, such as braking at a red stoplight. Now, imagine that the stoplights constantly change colors and shape, so that drivers may one day need to brake 20 feet behind a neon-purple flashing light installed in the ground. It sounds absurd and confusing, but Daniela […]

Javier Barrera – Nexxus Capital

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Aside from the dedication he shows as a professional, Javier Barrera says his passion is being a competitive athlete. When he was young, Barrera was an amateur kickboxer and nationally ranked slalom skier. The past few years, he’s found his true athletic calling in cycling and Ironman competitions. These grueling races include a 2.4-mile swim, […]


It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.


Winter II 2023



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