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2020 Compliance Trends in Latin America

Fraudsters, money launderers, and corrupt government officials in Latin America (LATAM) have been running rampant, capitalizing on the coronavirus emergency. COVID-19 is posing unprecedented challenges to compliance professionals in LATAM, both in-house and external, for preventing, detecting, and reacting appropriately to compliance risks, especially in a remote working environment replete with financial strains, and massive …

Overview: Honduras

The following article contains an overview on Honduras and the impact that COVID-19 has had in different regions country-wide. Honduras has a population of approximately nine million, and, like most countries, is struggling in many areas due to the pandemic. Honduras has one of the highest rates of COVID-19 infections in the Central American region. …

Overview: Mexico

Some readers may know that González Calvillo has uninterruptedly partnered with The Legal 500 in sponsoring the Private Practice Powerlist: US-Mexico for several years. Looking back, each of the issues from 2017 onwards contained widely distinct business messages from our firm, ranging from record-breaking transactional work and law firm profits on 2017, to the forced …

Overview: Chile

Sanitary and economic crises are challenging Chile’s modernization. Great leadership to guide Chile in combining the right experiences from the past and adapting the country to new demands and reality will be needed to overcome social and economic difficulties Chile is currently facing. Chile is generally regarded as South America’s most stable and prosperous country, …

Overview: Brazil

It is not news that the role of in-house counsel has become increasingly demanding and complex. The flip side to that is that the in-house counsel role has become even more strategic, challenging and stimulating than it was 5 or 10 years ago. We live in a world which is much more regulated than it …

Overview: Nicaragua

According to official figures, Nicaragua has maintained a growth rate of 4.7% and 4.5% in 2016 and 2017 respectively. However, due to the social and political unrest that the country has experienced since April 2018, the economy has slowed down. According to the Central Bank of Nicaragua, for 2018 the economy contracted by 5.016%. Despite …

Overview: Dominican Republic

This article contains an overview of the impact that COVID-19 has had around various sectors of the Dominican legal market, as well as some of the legal solutions that have emerged to tackle the crisis that the pandemic has brought with it. Firstly, it should be recalled that the Dominican Republic has traditionally been characterized …

The Magnitsky Act: what every general counsel needs to know

Though not exactly a household name, Sergei Magnitsky has come to symbolize the American and Western efforts to combat foreign corruption and money laundering across the globe. Understanding these recent efforts is critical for general counsel operating in international markets. Sergei Magnitsky was a Russian tax accountant who worked closely with one of Russia’s largest …

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