White collar crime and compliance

Fox Sports bribed South American football officials, US cooperator says

A subsidiary of Fox Sports, a US-based sports production company, paid bribes for the rights to broadcast several South American football tournaments, a cooperating witness told jurors on 14 November as part of the ongoing trial of three former Fifa officials.

Ecuador bribery scheme laid bare in Florida award

Details of a bribery scheme allegedly implicating Ecuador’s vice president and a former energy minister have come to light thanks to an International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) award that is now the subject of enforcement proceedings in Florida.

Competing forces

Brazil is the epicentre of one of the largest corruption probes in the world, but with at least four different authorities policing the investigation and little coordination between them, companies implicated in Lava Jato are finding it difficult to resume normal business, including participation in public tenders, even if they've signed a leniency agreement. Levy & Salomão Advogados's Alexandre Ditzel Faraco and Rafael Zabaglia consider the competing enforcers putting hurdles in the way of Brazil's anti-corruption leniency programme

Under siege

Between lawyer arrests, government investigations, an influx of foreign competitors and a technology arms race, senior partners in Peru are facing pressure from all sides. Vincent Manancourt convened a roundtable of local leaders to discuss the challenges

Put together crisis management ahead of a scandal, say panellists

At the first sign of a crisis, do not rush, gather the facts and send the right messages, advised crisis management panellists at the Latin Lawyer-GIR 5th Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations conference, held in São Paulo on 1 November.




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