Features Region: Latin America

Luis Alberto Cardenas Diaz – Banco Sabadell Mexico 

Est. reading time: 6 mins

The most relevant project ever commenced this year for the Mexican division of Spanish-based Banco Sabadell. Essentially, it’s what its legal boss, Luis Alberto Cardenas Diaz, describes as the democratization of savings for the typical Mexican consumer. It’s also a process underway before the COVID-19 pandemic but garnered momentum during the pandemic with no anticipated […]

Iñigo Riestra – Mexico Football Federation 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

He’s a man constantly in motion. Such was the case when Inigo Riestra Facetimed with Vanguard early one May morning while burning calories on a treadmill at his Mexico City home. A busy day awaited him as the next two years will pass quickly, and he said he needed to make the most of every […]

Maria Camila Morilla Arriaga – IBM Mexico 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Maria Camila Morilla is leading a groundbreaking endeavor to revolutionize legal operations at IBM Mexico by strategically integrating innovation and technology. With nearly two decades of dedicated service to IBM, Morilla’s trajectory is a testament to her commitment to embracing change and spearheading initiatives that drive organizational growth and success.  Throughout her tenure, Morilla has […]

Carlos Castillo – Calibre 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As the general counsel for Calibre Mining Corp.’s Nicaragua division, Carlos Castillo is important in facilitating the company’s growth through strategic acquisitions and project management.   During an interview with Vanguard in April, Castillo explained that this acquisition expands Calibre’s operational capacity and ensures a steady production of ounces for at least the next eight […]

Valentina Moreno – Uber 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As the legal director for Central America, Panama, the Caribbean and the Andean Region at Uber, Valentina Moreno is important in addressing the complex legal landscape spanning 12 unique countries.   In this diverse and dynamic region, where regulatory frameworks can be outdated and inconsistent, Moreno’s expertise serves as a guiding light for navigating legal complexities. […]

Rafael Del Monte – Takeda 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With his extensive experience and expertise, Rafael del Monte serves as the growth and emerging markets head of tax at Takeda, a leading pharmaceutical company renowned for its commitment to patient-centered healthcare. Drawing on a rich background in tax management and pharmaceuticals, Del Monte brings a unique perspective to his role, understanding that success in […]

Karina Sol – Celanese 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In Mexico and elsewhere, it’s a crime to neglect a contaminated property, and that has Karina Sol minding the devil-ridden details as Celanese proceeds with the closure of its massive acetate operation in the city of Ocotlan.  The Texas-headquartered technology and specialty materials company had announced the intended closure of the plant five years ago, […]

Silvana Lavacca – Riachuelo   

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Silvana Lavacca, the executive director of legal, governance and risks at Riachuelo, is instrumental in upholding its core values and ensuring its long-standing success in the fashion industry. With a mission to democratize fashion and make it accessible to all, Riachuelo has evolved over its 70-year history to become a retail powerhouse with more than […]

Jorge Marroquin – Grupo Financiero G&T Continental  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Jorge Marroquin, the general counsel at Grupo Financiero G&T Continental, stands as a beacon of legal innovation in the financial industry. With an eye for strategic opportunities and a deep understanding of the evolving regulatory landscape, Marroquin spearheads transformative initiatives to modernize legal operations within the organization.   “By leveraging cutting-edge technologies and best practices, our […]

Carla Fernandes Moura – Jaguar Mining Inc. 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Carla Fernandes Moura’s journey to success as the corporate general manager at Jaguar Mining Inc. is marked by her strategic leadership and relentless commitment to fostering positive change within the company and its surrounding communities.  With a background in law and over 12 years of experience in the mining industry, Fernandes has played a vital […]


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.
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.
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.


Summer I 2024



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