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.
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.
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
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.
Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press
Anthony S Harrington
Albright Stonebridge Group
These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250