White collar crime and compliance

Brazil’s Rolim de Mello shakes up the market with prominent laterals

Transactional boutique Rolim de Mello - Sociedade de Advogados has rebranded as Souza, Mello e Torres following the arrival of former Cescon Barrieu name partner Luis Souza and Vale general counsel Clovis Torres, along with several other lawyers from Latin Lawyer 250-listed firms.

Brazil greenlights Keppel’s Petrobras bribery settlement

Keppel Offshore & Marine’s Brazilian leniency agreement is now official after a review body within Brazil’s Public Prosecutor’s Office approved the December 2017 settlement.

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

Corruption, not politics, threatens LatAm M&A activity, agree panellists

Presidential elections in some of Latin America’s biggest economies this year may help rather than hinder the region’s already promising M&A market, but corruption concerns continue to dampen its potential, agreed panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer’s 8th annual M&A conference held yesterday in Mexico City.


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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

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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