Features Region: Latin America

Pedro Montero – Bupa Chile

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The realization of the need for data protection has come late to Chile. Its 1999 law on the subject doesn’t even include the word “internet.”   But the healthcare provider with 35 clinics and the laboratory that processes the most medical tests for Chileans has never waited for the rest of this South American country to […]

Andreia Saad – Grupo Globo

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Ever vigilant about industry trends, Andreia Saad takes note as Brazilian authorities crack down on companies that don’t adequately secure personal data. Data protection among her responsibilities at the Latin American mass media conglomerate Grupo Globo, she’s insistent about staying compliant with evolving rules and regulations.  But she’s just one woman, albeit with the impressive letterhead […]

Vanessa Sanchez Torres Isaia – Amazon 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

E-commerce moves more efficiently in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, the authorities having recently allowed the goods of traditional merchants and online retailers to be kept at the same warehouse. Amazon often deals with small merchants who don’t have the infrastructure for fast delivery. Thus, those merchants want to take advantage of Amazon’s vast […]

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

Est. reading time: 5 mins

He can’t say too much about one of the major items on his agenda because some sensitive matters still need to be addressed, but by midyear, Luis Gerardo Ramirez Villela expects to have finalized another heavyweight acquisition. This one involves a foreign pharmaceutical company that’s long targeted a Mexican company whose products it uses but […]

Emilio Bugs – GFT

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As Emilio Bugs began his legal career around 20 years ago, his father offered advice on what lawyers should and shouldn’t do. Long hair and pierced ears? Out of order! But while his father may have known best from a conventional standpoint, the precocious son had other influences that turned out fine. The young Bugs […]

Christian A. Hudtwalcker Zegarra – Telefónica del Perú

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Christian A. Hudtwalcker has a passion for motorcycles that has imbued his legal work as general counsel and vice president of legal, regulatory and public affairs for Telefónica del Perú. Although he began riding his BMW 800 motorcycle some years after he joined the Peruvian telecom, he has logged more than 50,000 kilometers, or 31,000 […]

Bruno Camargo

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In a legal career that’s spanned more than 20 years, São Paulo, Brazil, native and resident Bruno Camargo has worked around the world for some multinational corporations while earning many legal degrees and instructing students, too. Camargo considers himself a legal disruptor because of his generalist approach to the law. “I’m the guy that goes […]

Rafael Arnoldo Gómez Salazar – Grupo Cassa

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Rafael Arnoldo Gómez Salazar has found the sweet spot in his legal career. Gómez, the legal and environmental manager for Grupo Cassa, El Salvador’s largest sugar producer, says at age 42, has been able to advance further professionally than he anticipated when he was younger. He’s enjoying a breadth of duties and responsibilities ranging from […]

Honda South America – Fernanda Platero

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While empowering women is as much sound business practice as socially responsible, Fernanda Platero has an interesting take on why it’s even more important in the South American automotive industry. “Here in Brazil, when a family buys a car, usually it’s the mother who decides which car to buy,” she says. “When you think about […]

Carolina Lourenco – Epson do Brasil

Est. reading time: 4 mins

COVID-19 couldn’t have come at a worse time for Carolina Lourenco. As head of legal at Epson do Brasil, the Brazilian division of the technology company known for its printers and imaging products, she was reconfiguring the company to comply with a far-reaching new data protection law and completing a major merger when the pandemic […]


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.
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.


Winter II 2024



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