One of Latin America’s biggest firms, Pinheiro Neto Advogados is increasing its partner count to 103 following the promotion of four associates – becoming effective on 1 January.
In Latin America, artificial intelligence and other technological innovations are significantly affecting how companies and their outside advisors structure compliance programmes and conduct internal investigations. Many companies are experimenting with new approaches in areas such as due diligence, third-party oversight, and overall compliance monitoring and testing.
Brazilian prosecutors have denied a report that a member of its anti-bribery task force accepted bribes in exchange for protection from a corruption probe, reported Latin Lawyer's Sister Publication Global Investigations Review. (GIR). By Will Barbieri
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Ecuador is set to become the newest entrant to the market-friendly Pacific Alliance trade bloc, putting it on a path to receiving greater foreign investment. The legal markets of Ecuador’s prospective trade partners have opened up to foreign firms more than anywhere else in the region. At a roundtable in Quito law firm partners weighed up whether Ecuador’s local heavyweights should fear what is to come, or if there will be enough work to go around.