Peruvian prosecutors have raided the offices of three construction companies as part of a major bribery investigation – just 12 days after the country introduced corporate criminal liability for corruption and money-laundering.
Brazilian firm Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados has said goodbye to one compliance partner and welcomed another into its criminal law division, while affirming that the latest departure is unrelated to the department’s losses last year.
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
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
Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press
Hogan Lovells (Washington)
Anthony S Harrington
Albright Stonebridge Group
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