Work Area: Compliance & Investigations

McDermott hires Norton Rose LatAm partner in New York

Carlos Ortiz, a former partner of Norton Rose Fulbright's Latin America group currently representing a company in the Fifa corruption case, has joined McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in the firm’s white collar defence practice in New York.

25 November 2020

Chile's SQM to pay US$62.5 million to settle class action lawsuit

Chilean mining company Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile SA (SQM) announced on 11 November that it has agreed to pay US$62.5 million to resolve a class action lawsuit brought by investors. By Ines Kagubare

17 November 2020

Ex-Cascione Pulino partner sets up criminal law boutique

Former Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados partner Leonardo Magalhães Avelar has left the firm to launch a white-collar crime boutique, bringing one other lawyer from his former firm with him.

16 November 2020

Brazilian boutique hires former AB InBev disputes and compliance head

Brazilian disputes boutique Marchini Botelho Caselta Advogados has hired a former chief compliance officer and litigation head of drinks giant Anheuser-Busch InBev to lead its arbitration and compliance groups.

30 October 2020

OECD anti-bribery chair: countries must act together to avert pandemic-linked corruption

As the covid-19 pandemic pushes countries in the region to look inwards, rising nationalism in parts of Latin America is brewing a “perfect storm” that threatens to set anti-corruption efforts back decades if insufficient action is taken, warns Drago Kos, chair of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Working Group on Bribery.

27 October 2020

Brazilian Rolls-Royce bribery investigation drags on

Rolls-Royce will have to wait until at least the new year to resolve a remaining strand from its blockbuster 2017 global bribery settlement after a Brazilian agency investigating the matter extended its probe once again.

23 October 2020

Odebrecht bribery ruling upheld in Colombia

Colombia’s highest administrative court has upheld an award that nullified an Odebrecht consortium’s contract for a billion-dollar highway construction on grounds of corruption – a project that has also given rise to International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claims and an investment treaty dispute.

16 October 2020

Brazilian president ends Operation Car Wash

Brazil’s president Jair Bolosonaro said on 7 October he is putting an end to Operation Car Wash, the largest and most significant corruption investigation the country has ever seen, because there is “no more corruption” in the government.

12 October 2020

Peru’s congressional corruption investigation labelled overambitious

A new congressional committee set up in Peru to investigate potential corruption in the construction sector has not been given a realistic time frame and risks jeopardising prosecutorial probes, according to local experts.

23 September 2020

Brazil’s Operation Car Wash chief steps down

Deltan Dallagnol, the head of the task force investigating the largest corruption case in Brazil’s history, has quit for personal reasons before a decision on the future of the landmark probe.

07 September 2020

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