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Leading lawyers get together for Latin Lawyer’s 2nd anti-corruption and investigations conference

Jeffrey Lehtman, partner at Richards Kibbe & Orbe moderating the second panel of the day

Leading lawyers and compliance specialists from across the Americas came together for a one day conference in São Paulo yesterday to discuss some of the key challenges and trends affecting anti-corruption efforts in the region.

How lawyers can make banking more ‘humane’

A year after signing a partnership with a local clearinghouse, Bancolombia describes the growth of its pro bono practice – and the obstacles that remain

Bank of America LatAm GC joins law firm

General counsel for Latin America (outside of Brazil and Mexico) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Jesús Beltrán, has joined Uruguayan firm Ferrere as a partner.


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A real team player


With a view to retiring in the coming year, the winner of LACCA’s General Counsel of the Year Award, Jed Hepworth, tells us about what he thinks makes a good regional GC and a little of what he has learnt after nearly 40 years on the job. 

United States and Brazil sign FATCA intergovernmental agreement: e agora?

Kristen M. Garry, Eileen M. O'Pray and Jeffrey B. Tate

Despite initial controversy, the US and Brazilian governments have signed an intergovernmental agreement with respect to FATCA – hopefully reducing the compliance burden for Brazilian financial institutions.  Kristen M. Garry, Eileen M. O’Pray and Jeffrey B. Tate (pictured from left to right) of Shearman & Sterling LLP outline the next steps for financial institutions and non-financial foreign entities to minimise the burdens imposed by FATCA.

The black, the white - and the grey

Jurg Zundel

Is there a conflict between the absolute nature of a code of conduct and the risk-based approach of a compliance programme? Members discussed the dilemma at LACCA’s recent Miami meeting

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Latin Lawyer 2nd Annual Regional Project Finance Summit

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