Features Region: Latin America

Rui Caminha – Vitta – Visual Law

Est. reading time: 5 mins

TIM Brasil, a division of Telecom Italia, excels in telecommunications. However, it’s occasionally struggled with articulating its services on paper. Its cellphone contract, once a cumbersome set of four documents filled with legal jargon and fine print, was a case in point. But by teaming up with a legal tech firm in São Paulo, the […]

Ana Carolina Pérez – Multibank

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Ana Carolina Pérez has nearly two decades of legal experience in the banking and finance industry, and in November 2021, she joined Multibank Panama as the vice president of legal advice. Since then, she and her team of 10 attorneys and six legal assistants have helped Multibank add technology for contract review, editing and storage […]

Ilse Moreno – JCDecaux Top Media

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It takes courage to leave everything you’ve ever known behind and start over in a new country, but it takes a special kind of person to pull that off amid a global pandemic. A little more than three years ago, in early 2020, Ilse Moreno packed up all her belongings, put her then-13-year-old dog Lolo […]

Xavier Careaga Franco – Meta

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As Meta’s associate general counsel on the litigation and regulatory team for Latin America, Xavier Careaga has faced high court judges and regulators who pose challenging questions about the implications of new technologies. And Careaga is charged with explaining not just the legal case of the company behind platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, but […]

Jonathan Ahuet – Aspen Pharmacare

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s a huge region but so far Aspen Pharmacare’s Latin American market share for branded generic and specialty drugs has been primarily Mexico. According to Jonathan Ahuet, that’s changing. “Latin and South America are growing and so are we,” he says from Mexico City. As regional legal director since February 2022, Ahuet immerses in acquisition […]

Rocio Aluminé Diaz – Pomelo

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Latin America has a population exceeding 650 million people, many of whom don’t have access to a bank account. According to Rocio Aluminé Diaz, access to financial products and services is a great challenge in the region because the technology and infrastructure is highly fragmented by country, very expensive and oftentimes outdated—if not entirely obsolete. She’s […]

Andre Drighetti – Sympla

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The shows must go on, especially after the lengthy intermission the entertainment sector endured during COVID-19. But it’s mostly back to normal with resumed demand for tickets to all kinds of celebratory events. Sympla is the largest “experience ecosystem” in Brazil and when Andre Drighetti spoke with Vanguard in April, it was all about moving […]

Liliana Torres – Sanctuary Cap Cana

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Contrary to appearances, a resort hotel isn’t one business but a carefully constructed puzzle of several smaller ones, like restaurants, bars, nightclubs and stores. One such tourist enclave is the gated community of Cap Cana, located in Punta Cana, on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic where hotels, golf courses, pools and other tourist […]

Paola Illescas – L’Oréal Mexico

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The biggest difference in moving from the Procter & Gamble legal staff to being general counsel of L’Oréal Mexico? For Paola Illescas, it’s been the opportunity to apply all she learned with a focus upon just one type of product and industry: beauty. All the better that it’s a personal favorite. “At Procter & Gamble […]

Fernanda Flores – Sulzer Pumps Mexico and Sulzer Chemtech Mexico

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Fernanda Flores was at her cousin’s wedding when one of her cousin’s classmates approached, swooped her up, gave her a big hug and introduced her to his wife. “She was the one who defended us from the bullies,” he told his wife. “And I really appreciated that she did that for us—she cared about us […]


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.
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.
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.


Spring III 2023



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