Topic: Legislation

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

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

Second insurer threatens Chile over pension reforms

A subsidiary of Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance has become the second investor to threaten Chile with a treaty claim over reforms to its private pension system.

21 June 2021

Peru clarifies approach to collective damages claims

Peru’s competition authority has published new guidance clarifying when it will pursue damages claims for classes of consumers who have been harmed by anticompetitive conduct.

14 June 2021

New Ecuador data protection law takes effect

Ecuador’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) style data privacy law has come into force, but companies still have a two-year enforcement grace period as the country’s government looks to build a data protection authority from scratch.

28 May 2021

Mexican enforcer asks Supreme Court to thwart energy bill

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has filed a complaint to the Supreme Court opposing a government reform bill that aims to strengthen the state-owned electricity utility, claiming the proposed law would be bad for competition.

29 April 2021

Panama data protection law goes into effect

Panama’s new data protection law is loosely based on GDPR, but it offers wide exemptions for big tech companies and the financial sector.

26 April 2021

Nicaragua enacts Central America’s first leniency programme

Nicaragua’s antitrust watchdog has established a new leniency programme for businesses that violate national competition rules, becoming the first country to do so in Central America.

24 March 2021

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