Work Area: Compliance & Investigations

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

PDVSA arbitration award reinstated despite corruption allegations

The Dutch Supreme Court has reinstated an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) award against a subsidiary of Venezuela’s national oil and gas company PDVSA that was set aside two years ago on grounds of corruption.

21 July 2021

Court rejects challenge over alleged cyber-attack against J&F

As a Brazilian court lifts a stay on an award in a multibillion-dollar M&A dispute, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration has rejected a bid to disqualify the entire tribunal based on an alleged cyber-attack.

20 July 2021

Revisit Latin Lawyer and GIR’s Anti-Corruption & Investigations Mexico conference

The Anti-Corruption Investigations Mexico conference hosted by Latin Lawyer and its sister publication Global Investigations Review is now available to view in full online. The event was co-chaired by Andrew Levine of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Diego Sierra of Von Wobeser y Sierra SC.

16 July 2021

BMA adds white-collar crime partner

Brazil’s BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has strengthened its white-collar crime and investigations practice by hiring a former in-house compliance manager as partner.

14 July 2021

Peru liable in metro dispute at ICSID

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has held Peru liable in a contractual claim over a project to build Lima’s second metro line, ruling that the state was responsible for delays in the works and must pay damages – also dismissing a US$700 million counterclaim.

12 July 2021

Court upholds fine against Alcatel for corruption in Costa Rica

France’s highest court has rejected an appeal by telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent against a €150,000 (US$182,000) fine it received for paying bribes in Costa Rica in the early 2000s.

29 June 2021

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