Features Latin America

Luis-Xavier Hernandez – Unilever

When standing on the tee box before launching golf balls hundreds of yards down the fairway, Luis-Xavier Hernandez stops. He blocks everything out. He concentrates only on his body. Controlling one’s emotions, he explains, can be the difference between the average Saturday hacker and routinely scoring near par, and he sees parallels between his weekends […]

Luis Augusto (Lucho) Zelaya – Banco Industrial, S.A., Guatemala

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in 2020, most companies shut their doors and scrambled to move services online. While many banks scaled back, as well, Lucho Zelaya says Banco Industrial took a different approach, adding to its online services. According to Zelaya, BI’s legal manager, even before the pandemic, digital enhancements were making legal and […]

Luiz Klecz – InterCement

From unexpected sightseeing in Alexandria, Egypt, to spending several years in Argentina when he thought he was going to be there for just a couple of weeks, Luiz Klecz has been around the world with some interesting career turns. The general counsel for InterCement, he’s helped the Brazilian company grow globally for more than 18 […]

Leandro Campos – Synnex Westcon/Comstor

Even when he’s dealing with the smallest of legal details, Leandro Campos always tries to take the long view. In more than 15 years of practicing law in-house, Campos has sought to be a business partner as much as a legal resource for the multinational firms he’s worked for in his native Brazil. Now, as […]

Leandro Miana Telles – Itaú Unibanco Brazil

When it comes to the ongoing digital revolution in the world of global finance, fintech represents something of a coming-of-age story—that of a one-time wild child turned goose that laid the golden egg. In Brazil, the digital revolution has evolved into a key industry component embraced by traditional financial institutions like Banco Itaú Unibanco Brazil. […]

Lucia Villamil Mariatti – Roche

Growing up in Uruguay, Lucia Villamil Mariatti wasn’t sure which education path would lead to her true passion. It wasn’t until matriculating as a law student and discovering administrative law that she realized what she was passionate about: fostering ethics and humanity within the business world. The subject “motivated me because it goes towards the […]

Luis Alberto Cárdenas Diaz – Banco Sabadell

When it came to helping the new kid on the block get a start, Luis Alberto Cárdenas was there. Cárdenas, Banco Sabadell’s legal director for its Mexican operations, was also the first hire for the bank’s legal department when it started in 2015. Since then, his team has grown to 13, but he clearly recalls […]

Lourdes Padilla Alaman – Grupo Sevago

In the eyes of just about any corporate lawyer, Lourdes Padilla Alaman had it made: the high-profile job, the sterling resume, a reputation as one of the best pharma lawyers anywhere in Mexico. And a fulfilling home life holding it all together. Leaving it all behind to launch your own boutique firm? Maybe, if your […]

Luisa Suarez – Grupo Vitalmex

Luisa Suarez makes it clear at the beginning of the lively interview: “I’m a lawyer who happens to be a woman. Not the other way around.” And she’s appreciative to be recognized in that manner by her employer and peers. Of course, she’s earned the faith and goodwill of the executive team at Vitalmex, having […]

Luis Gerardo Ramirez Villela – Müggenburg, Gorches y Peñalosa S.C.

Say a law firm is asked by a client to pursue an intellectual property (IP) case, despite having no IP staff to speak of. In the past, the firm would have to devote extensive crash-course resources to researching the issue internally—or more costly still, use outside counsel. Now, with just a few key words—“intellectual property […]

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