Latin America

Baker & McKenzie Launches 2016 Global Data Protection Enforcement Report

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We surveyed local counsel in 37 jurisdictions throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, and asked them to describe the legal risks associated with violations of data protection laws, and summarize enforcement activities among local data protection authorities.

U.S. Government Takes Additional Steps to Relax Comprehensive Embargo of Cuba

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On January 26, 2016, the U.S. OFAC and the U.S. BIS announced amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations to engage and empower the Cuban people.

Moving data: Cross-border transfers from a LatAm perspective

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In this post, we look at cross-border data transfers as a key compliance risk and offer a Latin-American (LatAm) perspective.

Antitrust risk re-assessment in newly concentrated markets: practical ways to preserve freedom from investigation

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The economic literature explains that most markets tend towards oligopoly over the longer term. This does not necessarily imply that competition is impaired.

Corporate investigations: key issues for boards and in-house lawyers

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With the steady increase of global regulation and enforcement across all industries in today's commercial world, the conduct by companies of independent and credible internal investigations is swiftly being recognised as a standalone area of expertise

The Regulation of Compliance Programs in Brazil: The importance of leadership and the role...

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At the time of significant changes in Brazilian anti-corruption legislation and enforcement scenario, as well as increased civil society awareness and participation in the fight against corruption, the Compliance Officer can play a significant role and make the difference.

U.S. Government Takes Additional Steps to Relax Comprehensive Embargo of Cuba

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On September 21, 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security...

Brazilian Government Issues Compliance Program Guidelines

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The Office of the Comptroller General issued guidance entitled Compliance Programs – Guidelines for Private Companies clarifying the elements of compliance programs set forth in the Clean Companies Act and further regulated by Decree 8.420/2015.

U.S. Government Takes Additional Steps to Relax Comprehensive Embargo of Cuba

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The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security announced amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations in a continuing effort to relax certain aspects of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

Decree 1523 of 2015 establishes new rules to apply for the leniency program in...

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Due to the low number of cases in which the participants of a cartel attended to the Colombian Competition Authority to apply for benefits for reporting agreements restricting free competition, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism issued Decree 1523, which establishes new rules for the Leniency Program.
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