Work Area: Compliance & Investigations

A unique position: The true value of GCs in driving ESG

As ESG becomes increasingly vital to business strategy, LACCA speaks to regional GCs about how legal teams can play a much bigger role in driving policies by focusing on governance and making sure key messages are heard at the board level.

04 October 2021

What comes next?: Compliance after Lava Jato

Brazil’s historic Lava Jato investigation forever changed the country’s compliance landscape, irreversibly altering the way in which business is conducted. While the probe may have come to an end however, compliance remains a key priority for Brazil’s GCs as new challenges and risks for companies mean legal teams must stay laser focused on maintaining robust and up-to-date anti-corruption and due diligence programmes.

04 October 2021

LEGO Group named WTR’s Latin America Team of the Year

We are pleased to announce that the LEGO Group is the winner of LACCA's sister publication World Trademark Reviews’s 2021 Latin America Team of the Year Award. Speaking to WTR, Arturo Ishbak Gonzalez Martínez, senior corporate counsel, Latin Americas, reflects on how the team met a challenging 12 months head on.

04 October 2021

Reed Smith boosts LatAm offering with DOJ attorney

Reed Smith LLP has added firepower to its white-collar crime investigations practice by hiring an assistant attorney and deputy chief of the Department of Justice (DOJ) as partner, bringing Latin American experience to the role.

01 October 2021

Argentina hits AB Inbev subsidiary with competition abuse fine

Argentina’s competition enforcer has fined an Anheuser-Busch Inbev subsidiary €1.3 million (US$1.5 million) as part of its first-ever decision to penalise exclusivity provisions created through the use of loyalty discounts.

09 September 2021

Levy & Salomão bolsters antitrust practice

Brazilian firm Levy & Salomão Advogados has strengthened its antitrust and compliance practices by promoting a lawyer to partner and hiring a practitioner from Latham & Watkins LLP.

07 September 2021

Marval O'Farrell promotes four to partner

Argentine Latin Lawyer Elite firm Marval O'Farrell Mairal has promoted four lawyers to its senior rank, bolstering the firm's corporate, public, banking and criminal law practices.

17 August 2021

Campos Mello appoints criminal law partner

Campos Mello Advogados has bolstered its criminal law, compliance and cybersecurity practices by hiring a lawyer from fellow Latin Lawyer 250 firm Souto Correa Advogados as partner.

09 August 2021

Ecuador in “default” as stay on Perenco arbitration award is lifted

Bahamian oil company Perenco says Ecuador has defaulted on an undertaking to pay a US$391 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award, as a US court lifts a stay on its enforcement.

03 August 2021

Poor political will plagues anti-corruption efforts in Latin America

A study by the Vance Center’s Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights has revealed that several anti-corruption agencies in Latin America lack sufficient independence from government powers to operate effectively, while the absence of political will to fight white-collar crime is dragging the region behind in its anti-corruption efforts.

22 July 2021

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