Work Area: Compliance & Investigations

Dutch court overturns ruling in Petrobras fraud suit

A Dutch court has reversed its decision to exclude certain claimants from a class action brought on behalf of investors in Petrobras who suffered losses due to the Lava Jato corruption scandal - after it emerged the Brazilian company had taken conflicting positions on the applicability of an arbitration clause.

22 June 2021

Pellerano & Herrera partner joins DMK in the Dominican Republic

Dominican law firm DMK Abogados has appointed two disputes partners by rehiring a former senior associate and adding a partner from Latin Lawyer 250 firm Pellerano & Herrera.

15 June 2021

Don’t overlook the G in ESG, warn panellists

In light of the widescale social impact of the pandemic, Latin American companies are increasingly looking at how to incorporate environment, social and governance (ESG) goals in their organisations, but businesses must ensure not to ignore the governance aspect of their ESG targets, or they may face additional compliance and corruption risks, say panellists at Latin Lawyer and GIR Connect: Anti-Corruption & Investigations Mexico.

14 June 2021

Lobo de Rizzo promotes three to partner in Brazil

Brazilian law firm Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has added firepower to its tax, M&A, compliance and antitrust groups by promoting three lawyers to its senior rank.

14 June 2021

Colombia faces second ICSID claim over mine expansion project

Multinational mining company Anglo American has filed an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Colombia following a local court order blocking expansion plans at a coal mine over environmental concerns – after its partner in the project Glencore which has also lodged a claim against the state.

10 June 2021

Peru sanctions textbook cartel

Peru’s competition enforcer has hit several printing companies and their former employees with nearly US$7 million in fines after finding they allocated the market for textbook printing services and rigged bids for supply contracts tendered by the Ministry of Education.

07 June 2021

Register for Latin Lawyer and GIR Connect: Anti-Corruption & Investigations Mexico

The head of the Supreme Audit Institution of Mexico – Eber Omar Betanzos Torres – will keynote Latin Lawyer and GIR Connect: Anti-Corruption & Investigations Mexico, which takes place on 10 June.

01 June 2021

Construction company agrees US$126 million settlement in Peru

Graña y Montero’s successor company has reached a plea deal with Peruvian authorities to resolve an investigation into corruption allegations stemming from Brazil’s Operation Car Wash.

27 May 2021

Bruchou hires former Philips general secretary

Argentina's Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has hired the former Latin American general secretary of Dutch technology company Philips as of counsel.

11 May 2021

Beccar Varela promotes three to partner

Argentine Latin Lawyer Elite firm Beccar Varela has strengthened its corporate and M&A, banking, compliance and real estate practices by promoting three lawyers to the partnership.

04 May 2021

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