Market: Europe

The Growth of Legislation Targeting Private Corruption

Featured in The Guide to Corporate Compliance - Fourth Edition

As awareness of private corruption rises, more countries are taking steps to aggressively combat it. Brazil has a proposed law criminalising private corruption pending in its Congress, while Chile, Colombia and Venezuela have implemented legislation targeting this with varying degrees of success.

25 July 2023

Recent Trends in Mitigating US Sanctions Risks in Latin America

Featured in The Guide to Corporate Compliance - Fourth Edition

Sanctions remain a preferred tool for the United States to influence behaviour and achieve foreign policy objectives. Recent developments offer insight into where the future of sanctions is headed and Latin American companies can take heed to improve compliance efforts and mitigate potential risk.

25 July 2023

Demonstrating Compliance with Data Privacy Legislation

Featured in The Guide to Corporate Compliance - Fourth Edition

The data protection phenomenon, which originated in Europe, continues to sweep across Latin America. While privacy legislation in the region often follows the European GDPR model, many countries’ laws are still in need of reform.

25 July 2023

Court upholds fine against Alcatel for corruption in Costa Rica

France’s highest court has rejected an appeal by telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent against a €150,000 (US$182,000) fine it received for paying bribes in Costa Rica in the early 2000s.

29 June 2021

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

Uruguay settles billion-dollar port dispute

Belgian logistics group Katoen Natie has agreed not to pursue a US$1.5 billion International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Uruguay after the state extended the life of its concession for a container terminal at the port of Montevideo.

19 March 2021

Spanish restructuring firm opens Argentina office

Madrid-based boutique Abencys has launched a new office in Argentina, in association with local firm De la Vega Caldani Linares Luque & Eviner.

16 July 2020

Cross-border pharma deal calls on multiple LatAm firms

Canadian publicly owned specialty pharmaceuticals company Knight Therapeutics has hired Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg in Montréal, Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo, Ferrere (Uruguay), Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá and Beccar Varela in Buenos Aires to buy a majority stake in Uruguayan biopharmaceutical group Biotoscana, in a deal valued at 1.1 billion Brazilian reais (US$273 million).

12 November 2019

Latham poaches DLA Piper’s LatAm co-chair

Juan Picón has left his position as global co-chair and co-chair of the Latin American practice at DLA Piper LLP to lead the Madrid office of Latham & Watkins LLP.

03 November 2017

To each their own

It has become a must for major Spanish firms to make a play for Latin America, yet not all agree on the best approach. Vincent Manancourt profiles the strategies of the country's main players

26 September 2017

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