Work Area: Compliance & Investigations

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

Brazilian prosecutors’ absence casts doubt on multi-agency cooperation

Brazil’s well-received plan for its enforcement agencies to coordinate leniency deals could be thwarted by the Federal Prosecution Service’s refusal to come to the table, experts say.

20 August 2020

Mexico’s ex-President Peña Nieto investigated for corruption

In the wake of Mexico’s attorney general opening a corruption investigation against former President Enrique Peña Nieto, local lawyers say Mexico’s anti-corruption system is robust enough to handle such a high-profile case, and suggest the country may now be ready for large international corruption investigations.

17 August 2020

Former insurance CEO admits Ecuador bribery

The former CEO of the Colombian subsidiary of UK insurance company Jardine Lloyd Thompson has pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to bribe Ecuadorian officials.

10 August 2020

Microsoft and IDB join forces for digital covid-19 solution

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Tech giant Microsoft and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have teamed up once again to provide a digital cloud solution to Latin American governments that will help companies and legal teams continue carrying out administrative tasks during the covid-19 pandemic despite lockdown measures.

27 July 2020

Brazil's use of settlement funds to fight covid-19 pandemic in limbo

Brazil’s Supreme Court is set to decide whether the country can continue to put money received from corporate settlements towards combating the coronavirus.

20 July 2020

Honduras regresses in its anti-corruption efforts

Legal practitioners and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have decried recent changes to Honduran law that reduce penalties for corruption and fraud offences.

10 July 2020

Who is in LACCA Approved 2021?

With so many options out there, it can be hard to decide which external counsel to hire, so legal teams often prefer to go off recommendations. Ahead of the release of the 2021 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a sneak peek at the list of Latin America’s leading law firm partners, as voted for by in-house counsel.

29 June 2020

Prepare for coronavirus-linked corruption probes, say lawyers

The onslaught of emergency laws implemented in Latin America to tackle the covid-19 pandemic has reduced transparency and public procurement controls, with lawyers recommending governments and companies prepare to justify their actions in the many investigations that will follow.

25 June 2020

Vance Center report exposes corruption risks of covid-19 measures

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A report by the Vance Center’s Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights reveals investigations into and allegations of corruption in public procurement linked to government action to fight the coronavirus in the Americas has surged in several countries – and further relaxation of procurement controls may only increase corruption even more.

15 June 2020

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