Fourth edition of Guide to Corporate Compliance out now
Latin Lawyer is pleased to announce that the fourth annual Guide to Corporate Compliance is now live, providing insight into the latest compliance and enforcement trends in the region.
The guide was edited by Andrew Levine, anti-corruption investigations partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
“Companies throughout the region – and the world – naturally find themselves in different places in their compliance journey,” Levine remarks in the introduction. “There is understandably a learning curve when it comes to compliance programmes, and companies often are learning in real-time, as are prosecutors,” he adds.
Levine says that companies and individuals often want to do the right thing, but that an effective compliance programme requires more than an ethical mindset. “Among other essential features discussed in this book, a compliance programme requires the commitment of management at all levels and sufficient resourcing to do the job well,” he comments.
The publication, designed to help corporate decision-makers and their advisers manage compliance duties in Latin America, is divided into four parts.
The first section of the guide looks at the evolution of compliance in the region and its current climate, while the second provides detailed insight into how to build an effective compliance programme. A third section looks at some of the legislative and regulatory pressure points that advisers need to be aware of, while the guide ends with a look at some of the future trends that readers should be on the lookout for.
The guide includes several insightful essays about relevant topics affecting compliance officers and lawyers today. One article, titled Why Fresh Perspectives on Tech Solutions are Key to Evolving Data-Driven Compliance Monitoring, sees in-house counsel contributors from beverages group Anheuser-Busch InBev discuss the growing importance of data-led compliance techniques. Meanwhile, in The Rise of ESG as a Social Pillar in Latin America, Morrison & Foerster LLP partners Ruti Smithline, Hayley Ichilcik, James Koukios and Lauren Navarro and associate Stephanie Pong provide an in-depth look at how ESG values are impacting compliance trends across the region.
Contributors include lawyers at Argentina’s Beccar Varela, Chilean outfit Carey, Mexican firm Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC and international players Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Vinson & Elkins LLP.