Work Area: Compliance & Investigations

Indian mining tycoon’s family revive claim against Uruguay

Children of Indian mining tycoon Pramod Agarwal have overturned an award that declined jurisdiction over their US$4 billion investment treaty claim against Uruguay.

03 March 2023

Peru sanctions individuals for first time as part of abuse probe

Peru’s antitrust watchdog has imposed a US$15 million abuse of dominance fine on a cement maker, its subsidiary and several executives after they threatened and punished distributors that tried to sell rival products.

01 March 2023

Ecuador to file charges over alleged hydro dam bribery scheme

Ecuadorean prosecutors will ask a court to accept corruption charges against 37 people including an ex-president and a former Chinese ambassador over an alleged bribery scheme to win a contract to build a US$2.5 billion hydroelectric dam.

28 February 2023

Damma hires director from Vodanovic Legal

Peruvian firm Damma Legal Advisors has hired an of counsel from local firm Vodanovic Legal as a director in its corporate and compliance group.

14 February 2023

Lefosse hires MPF prosecutor as partner

Brazilian Elite firm Lefosse has strengthened its anti-corruption and investigations department by hiring the deputy head of the international co-operation unit at Brazil’s Federal Prosecution Office (MPF) as partner.

02 February 2023

Two more sentenced to prison in PDVSA bribery case

In back-to-back hearings, a Houston federal judge on Wednesday sentenced two oil industry men, Jose Luis De Jongh Atencio and Roberto Enrique Rincón Fernández, to prison time for participating in a far-reaching corruption scheme linked to Venezuelan state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).

31 January 2023

Regulating in the digital age: on the run from the law

As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace and buzzwords such as “metaverse” and “AI” are absorbed into everyday vocabulary, lawmakers are scrambling to keep up with new digital trends. This poses fresh challenges to GCs that are trying to stay ahead of the curve and avert legal risks, said panellists at LACCA Live Miami in September.

30 January 2023

Rio court accepts Americanas’ bankruptcy protection

Basilio Advogados and Salomao Kaiuca Abrahao Advogados have helped Brazilian retail giant Americanas get its request for bankruptcy protection approved by a Rio de Janeiro court, only days after accounting inconsistencies were revealed at the company.

26 January 2023

Hogan Lovells adds LatAm firepower in Miami and Mexico City

Hogan Lovells LLP has appointed a Latin America-focused disputes partner in Miami and an ESG director in Mexico City by hiring an assistant general counsel from the Walt Disney Company and a manager from Mexican media group Televisa.

20 January 2023

Hughes Hubbard boosts LatAm offer with partner promotion

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has strengthened its Washington, DC office by promoting a Latin America-focused counsel to its partnership.

11 January 2023

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