Work Area: Compliance & Investigations

Brazil's anti-crime bill: one step forward, another one back

At the close of 2019 Brazil passed an anti-crime bill designed to curb violence and facilitate collaboration with prosecutors – then changed its mind about some of the key revisions. TozziniFreire Advogados’ Isadora Fingermann explains what happened.

09 June 2020

Ex-Stocche Forbes and Pereira Neto partners open white-collar and antitrust firm

Two partners have left Stocche Forbes Advogados and Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados to set up a firm focused on white-collar crime and antitrust law in São Paulo.

27 May 2020

Zang Bergel hires public law partner in Argentina

Argentina’s Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados has hired an independent consultant to the federal ministry of transport as partner and to head the firm’s public law practice.

19 May 2020

FTI nabs LatAm advisor from Control Risks in Bogotá

US advisory firm FTI Consulting has bolstered its forensic and litigation team in Colombia by hiring a senior partner from counterpart Control Risks.

18 May 2020

Ex-Mattos Engelberg partners launch criminal law boutique

Two former criminal and compliance partners of Brazil’s Mattos Engelberg Advogados have left to launch a new criminal law boutique with offices in Brasília and São Paulo.

12 May 2020

PDVSA seeks US$560 million in restitution

Acting Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó’s administration says state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) is entitled to restitution as a result of a bribery and money laundering scheme committed by its employees. By Ines Kagubare

11 May 2020

Coronavirus reveals shortcomings in Peru’s prosecutorial system

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

Peruvian lawyers hope prosecutors will be able to conduct investigations more efficiently after being forced to work remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic.

22 April 2020

Brazil's Mattos Engelberg opens Mexico desk with hire

Latin Lawyer 250 firm Mattos Engelberg Advogados has launched a Mexico desk and bolstered its compliance practice by hiring an in-house lawyer as partner in São Paulo.

21 April 2020

Brazilian lawyers decry short reporting period under Clean Companies Act

Lawyers in Brazil say a recent change to the country’s flagship anti-corruption law requiring companies accused of corruption to submit three sets of detailed documents within 30 days is too burdensome.

09 April 2020

Beccar Varela promotes two in Argentina

Beccar Varela has strengthened its litigation and white-collar crime practices by promoting two senior associates to partner.

07 April 2020

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