The media industry in Mexico can best be termed as rapidly developing. Various changes continue to shape the industry and the future is still bright for new entrants.
The older conglomerates such as Grupo Televisa, which runs Televisa, however, continue to dominate the market.TV Azteca, the second largest TV outlet in Mexico also has a key role in the political, social and cultural development of Mexico
Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega sits on the Board of Directors for Grupo Televisa, the leading media outlet in Mexico and the Spanish –speaking world at large. Angoitia is also the Executive Vice President of the expansive company that has under its stable equally successfully subsidiaries.
Before joining the board of Grupo Televisa in 1997, Mr. Angoitia, an accomplished lawyer, worked at White and Case LLP. He helped to lay the foundation of one of Mexico’s well-performing law firms Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. The fifty-five year old acted as the personal lawyer of the CEO of Grupo Televisa who was a client at this firm and their friendship blossomed leading to his rise up the ladder at Grupo Televisa.
His contribution to Grupo Televisa cannot be underrated as he has brought about various legal and financial adjustments that have been consequential to the growth of the company.A $1.2 billion deal that saw Televisa gain root in the coveted US Hispanic market was reached under his leadership.
Another influential segment of the Mexican Media is newspapers, dominated by papers such as El Universal, Reform, La Jordana, Milenio and La Presena.
Rardi Cento leads in the audio reach with over 20 production studios from which most of productions are created.
The media in Mexico has made the right strides towards liberalization and growth. Consumption of digital media is also penetrating with impressive speed as seen by the increasing readership of El Universal Online.
When two or more people are involved in a legal dispute concerning money or some other performance besides criminal sanctions, the result is civil litigation. The parties in question need to take their complaint to the court for a trial presided upon by a judge or jury who pass their judgment on the issue. An attorney who deals with civil litigation is called a trial lawyer or litigator. A litigator represents their client in various proceedings which includes pre-trial hearings, depositions, mediation, settlements, and trials. Read on to learn about the litigation process and the background of one the most renowned litigators in the banking sector, Karl Heideck.
The Process of Litigation
Civil litigation can be split into different stages which vary from one case to another. Generally, the initial stages of litigation involve investigation, pleadings, and discovery. After the discovery phase, the process transcends to a pre-trial proceeding, then a settlement or trial. A trial comes only after the disputing parties have failed to reach a settlement. Discovery is the most time consuming and labor intensive phase in the litigation process. It involves the exchange of pertinent information through interrogations, subpoenas, and depositions. Interrogations and depositions are questions posed under the risk of perjury to the individuals involved in a lawsuit. The questions in depositions are usually posed orally under oath whereas those in investigations are written.
In many lawsuits, a settlement is reached by the parties even before the case goes to the courtroom. Parties may also settle during a trial even after the court has started deliberating or has already issued its verdict.
About Karl Heideck
Karl Heideck is no stranger in civil litigation, in fact, his reputation as a trial lawyer precedes him. One of the famous cases handled by Heideck is the one where he served as the contract attorney for Grant and Eisenhofer. Heideck’s role in this case included examining discovery material associated to fraud and representing his client’s interests. Heideck has also been involved in cases involving financial transactions, acquisitions, liquidity, and risk monitoring. Karl has also served as a project attorney for Pepper Hamilton LLP.
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Bruno Fagali is a prominent Brazilian attorney based in Sao Paulo. He has quickly carved his niche and has an in-depth understanding of compliance, ethics, administrative law, and regulatory law among others. His hands on approach to compliance advisory build a system of best practices that protects your bottom line. He practices under his agency, the Fagali Law Firm, besides serving as a consultant to numerous other firms.
Bruno Fagali founded the Fagali Law Firm in 2016. The firm provides advisory and litigation services regarding administrative contracts, tenders, and administrative irresponsibility among others. Bruno Fagali also serves as the corporate integrity manager of New SB, a top-rated Brazilian advertising agency. He has empowered the firm to set the pace on transparency and compliance in Brazil. This is a big step towards eliminating corruption, especially on the corporate level.
Anti-corruption compliance has been a big issue in the advertising industry in Brazil. This led to comprehensive regulatory reform in 2013 to address the matter. Having compliance frameworks and a system of best practices helps reduce the risk of unlawful conduct. The spotlight on New SB is key as the company enjoys numerous government contracts in its portfolio. Bruno Fagali also provided advisory on employee ethics.
Prominent clients in the advertising industry such as government and global non-profits demand a high level of compliance and transparency from the agency.
Bruno Fagali is fluent in English, Spanish and French besides Portuguese. He attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo where he obtained his law degree majoring in administrative law. He then went to the University of Sao Paulo to complete a master’s degree in state law. He is also a professional member of the Brazilian Society of Public Law. He has previously worked at Radi, Calil, and Associates as an advocate and for the Tojal, Teixeira & Associates law firm as a trainee.
Bruno Fagali is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics and an associate of the Brazilian Businesses Ethics Institute. Bruno is passionate about administrative law and frequently speaks on compliance at seminars. He has also published numerous articles online to improve awareness on the subject.
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Paul Mampilly is a financial investor and advisor who publishes the Profits Unlimited and Extreme Fortunes newsletters at Banyan Hill Publishing. Mr. Mampilly previously worked as a portfolio manager and hedge fund manager on Wall Street. His alma matter includes studying business and finance at the State University of Albany in New York.
One of the first questions asked of Paul Mampilly by Ideamensch was what are some trends that he finds exciting and worthwhile to track. Mr. Mampilly said that he believes that that are two mega trends that are happening right now. These mega trends are the internet of things (IoT) and the millennial generation.
These two trends, says Mapilly, is what is usually behind his stock and investment recommendations. He believes that the internet of things and the millennial trend have the potential to shape the future market and behavior patterns of consumers.
What is the internet of things? Paul Mampilly says that it is the interconnectedness of one device or process with another via the internet. The IoT will have more and more applications in fields such as the healthcare industry, food processing industry, aerospace, banking and many more industries predicts Paul Mampilly. This is why he is so confident that the IoT will be driving stocks and even entire markets in the future.
The millennial trend does not involve technology, but instead involves changing demographics. Millennials represent over 90 million people in the United States right now. Their habits and desires will inevitably shape the market and products to come. This is why Paul Mampilly is closely following what he calls the millennial trend. Companies that millennials like or support should inevitably do very well. Firms that fail to deliver to the millennial generation may face problems and might go bankrupt due to lack of demand.
One of the last questions asked of Paul Mampilly was what is a web service or software he uses and what does he like about it. Mr. Mampilly says he frequently uses LinkedIn. It allows him to connect with others and serves as a way for him to establish credibility to his name.
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