Latin Lawyer presents the Guide to Corporate Compliance
Latin Lawyer is proud to present the Guide to Corporate Compliance, the latest in a series of practice and industry investment guides published by Latin Lawyer.
The guide is edited by Andrew Levine, a litigation and anti-corruption investigations partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Reynaldo Manzanarez Radilla, a corporate attorney and compliance professional, Valeria Plastino, vice president, general counsel and regional ethics and compliance officer at CenturyLink, and Fabio Selhorst, general counsel, chief integrity officer and chief communications officer at Camargo Corrêa Infra.
It also includes contributions from some of Latin America’s foremost legal minds. It was published in June.
The guide is divided into six parts, focusing on the history of compliance; building an effective compliance programme; compliance as a business advantage; legislative and regulatory pressure points; staying compliant in higher-risk industries; and current and upcoming trends in compliance.
Paradoxically, the background of the covid-19 pandemic makes this an opportune moment to publish a guide on compliance, according to Andrew Levine. “Although we certainly never envisioned publishing during a pandemic, the current challenges in many ways make the guide even more relevant. Indeed, never has compliance been more important,” he says.
Levine also stresses the exigency of the guide, given the “countless new laws and a tsunami of enforcement” that the Latin American compliance landscape has undergone in recent years.
“Regulators’ expectations of corporate compliance programmes have increased. To help companies meet and surpass these expectations, the guide explores critical aspects of building an effective compliance programme, embracing the potential value of compliance as a business advantage, and highlighting various risks that merit extra care,” he says.
Valeria Plastino says the guide is the right tool to navigate through recent regulatory changes, and that it provides well-tailored advice to different business needs. “The guide provides a condensed overview of the evolution of corporate compliance in the region and how we arrived to the current status on legislation, adoption and enforcement. It then knocks off each of the key aspects to develop and put into practice a programme that works and adapts to the particular needs of different business sectors,” she says.
Contributors include lawyers at Hogan Lovells LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Milbank, TozziniFreire Advogados, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, Carey and BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão among others.
The guide is the third in a series of practice and industry investment publications for investors, legal advisors and policymakers active in Latin America.