White collar crime and compliance

Stocche Forbes makes multiple promotions

Stocche Forbes Advogados has promoted two lawyers to partner and one to counsel, boosting its litigation, restructuring and corporate practices and offering partner-led services in white-collar crime for the first time.

“Investigations are coming” warns partner at Mexico’s Chávez Vargas

A name partner at Chávez Vargas Minutti Abogados, SC predicts Mexico’s new government will take an “iron fist” approach to corruption as the firm’s new compliance subsidiary puts the finishing touches on state-owned bank Banobras’ integrity programme.

Competing forces

Brazil is the epicentre of one of the largest corruption probes in the world, but with at least four different authorities policing the investigation and little coordination between them, companies implicated in Lava Jato are finding it difficult to resume normal business, including participation in public tenders, even if they've signed a leniency agreement. Levy & Salomão Advogados's Alexandre Ditzel Faraco and Rafael Zabaglia consider the competing enforcers putting hurdles in the way of Brazil's anti-corruption leniency programme

Under siege

Between lawyer arrests, government investigations, an influx of foreign competitors and a technology arms race, senior partners in Peru are facing pressure from all sides. Vincent Manancourt convened a roundtable of local leaders to discuss the challenges

Panellists urge PE buyers to dig deeper in due diligence

Increasing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement means buyers asking probing questions about target companies no longer risk competitive disadvantage, since there is now a greater acceptance in favour of more thorough due diligence among both buyers and sellers, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual Private Equity.


Insight

Reference

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Construction

Chile

Alfonso Reymond Larraín and Rodrigo Riquelme Yanez

Reymond & Cía

Brazil

Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla, Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri, Adriana Regina Sarra de Deus and Juliana Yumi Shiina Morato

LO Baptista

Guides

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment Second Edition

Introduction

Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press

Hogan Lovells

Foreword

Anthony S Harrington

Albright Stonebridge Group