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PERU: ISO 37001 (Anti-Bribery Management Systems) Adopted as a Voluntary Standard

A new voluntary standard was issued recently by the Peruvian government on anti-bribery management systems.

Embraer: Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year

On March 23rd, Latin Lawyer honored Trench Rossi Watanabe's partner Esther Flesch during the 11th Annual Charity Awards, in São Paulo. Esther was awarded in the category "Deal of the Year - Regulatory" for her work with client Embraer.

Ecuador: New Executive Decree on AML in force

On March 20, 2017, the Executive Decree that issued the Regulation for the application of the Law for the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Crimes entered into force.

Corruption Legislation in Brazil and Multinational Companies

Unlike in the U.S., corporations are not liable for criminal penalties: criminal charges are reserved for individuals and employees only. However, civil and administrative penalties can be lethal for the reputation and financial viability of companies.

New compliance requirements on the management of contaminated areas in Brazil

The State of São Paulo EPA provides new procedures for protection of the soil and groundwater and establishes guidelines for the management of contaminated areas during licensing proceedings of potentially pollutant facilities.

Updates in International Trade: Opportunities and Challenges in Latin America and Beyond

Our seminar could help your business identify opportunities and challenges brought about by the changes in international trade and mitigate future risks through strategic decision-making in Latin America and globally.

China Climbs Four Places in Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.

Baker McKenzie launches Global Anti-Corruption Risk Map

Baker McKenzie has created a one of its kind Anti-Corruption Risk-Map. The risk maps provide information on primary anti-corruption legislation and enforcement agencies, offences, defences and penalties in 55 countries.

Ecuador: Main amendments of the recently enacted Law for the Prevention of Money Laundering...

The National Assembly has enacted the Law for Money Laundering and Crime Financing Prevention. There are several changes and amendments brought by this law, specially the ones regarding new institutions and businesses that are bound to report any unusual or unjustified economic transaction to the Unit of Financial and Economic Analysis.

Argentina: Benefits For Whistleblowers Extended

The National Congress has extended the benefits for whistleblowers to crimes against the public administration (corruption and fraud against public administration), customs criminal offenses and economic and financial crimes.

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