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Delegates map LatAm’s anticorruption landscape

Delegates map LatAm’s anticorruption landscape

21 October 2016

Latin Lawyer and Global Investigation Review’s 4th Annual Anticorruption Conference kicked off in São Paulo yesterday, featuring keynote speeches from Brazil’s former attorney general and the assistant chief of the fraud section of the US Department of Justice (DoJ).

Self-reporting is “most difficult decision” for companies, agree panellists

Self-reporting is “most difficult decision” for companies, agree panellists

26 October 2016

With Brazil’s biggest corruption investigation continuing to send ripples through the country’s legal and business communities, panellists at Latin Lawyer and Global Investigation Review’s 4th Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations conference discuss the potential pitfalls of self-reporting.

Compliance best practice must go beyond the law, agree panellists

02 November 2016

Corporate counsel must implement compliance processes that go beyond the letter of the law if they want to encourage a business culture that truly protects companies from the risk of corporate misconduct, agreed panellists during Latin Lawyer and Global Investigation Review’s 4th Annual Anti-corruption Conference.

Third parties the “biggest problem” in anti-corruption due diligence today

07 November 2016

Panellists at Latin Lawyer and Global Investigation Review’s 4th Annual Anti-corruption Conference discussed what steps companies need to take in M&A due diligence processes to protect themselves from nasty surprises down the line, and why third-party agents are such a cause for concern.  

Compliance programmes rise in Brazil, but quality is poor, hear delegates

Compliance programmes rise in Brazil, but quality is poor, hear delegates

02 November 2017

There has been a substantial increase in the number of companies implementing compliance programmes over the past 12 months in Brazil, but many fail to meet regulatory standards, heard delegates at the Latin Lawyer - GIR 5th Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations Conference, held in São Paulo yesterday.

Brazilian prosecutor on leniency deals: “we are part of the problem”

Brazilian prosecutor on leniency deals: “we are part of the problem”

06 November 2017

Speaking in São Paulo on 1 November, senior Brazilian prosecutor Vladimir Aras addressed the difficulty of coordinating with national counterparts when negotiating leniency deals and the need for legal reform.

Chairs

Andrew Levine

Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

Andrew Levine is a litigation partner who focuses his practice on white collar and regulatory defense, internal investigations and a broad range of complex commercial litigation. He regularly defends companies in criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement matters and has conducted numerous investigations throughout the world.Mr Levine frequently advises companies on compliance matters, including with respect to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the assessment and management of risks presented by potential mergers, acquisitions and other transactions.

Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida

TozziniFreire, São Paulo

Partner at TozziniFreire's Compliance & Investigation practice group since 2006, Renata focuses her practice on compliance matters, with particular expertise in internal investigations. Her experience includes general counseling in anti-corruption and compliance matters, development of compliance programs, trainings, risk assessments and anti-corruption audits in the context of M&A transactions. Renata frequently advises companies on a broad array of anti-corruption and anti-bribery matters, including conducting internal investigations and formulating compliance and anti-corruption programs.

Shin Jae Kim

TozziniFreire, São Paulo

A member of TozziniFreire's Executive and Management Committees, Shin heads TozziniFreire's Compliance & Investigation Practice Group. Well respected for her leading practice, Shin has about 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and other transactional work, and advises investors from various countries in their inbound and outbound investments. She also counsels clients on their relationships with government bodies and corporate investigations. Shin is the head of the Asia Practice Group, directly coordinating the Korea and China groups.

Keynotes

Fábio Medina Osório

Partner, Medina Osório, Rio de Janeiro

Dr Medina is a founding partner at Medina Osório Advogados, who focuses his practice on administrative probity, business probity and compliance matters. His experience includes general counseling and litigation in regulatory enforcement, anti-corruption and compliance matters. Dr Medina is currently acting as President of the International Institute of Public Law Studies.

Leo Tsao

Assistant Chief, Fraud Section, Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Washington DC

Mr Tsao is an Assistant Chief in the Fraud Section, Criminal Division, at the United States Department of Justice, where he prosecutes cases under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Prior to joining the Criminal Division, Mr Tsao spent eight years as a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he prosecuted a variety of complex cases, including public corruption, securities fraud and narcotics trafficking.

Speakers

Fernando Almeida

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington DC

William Barry

Richards Kibbe & Orbe, Washington DC

Camila von Ancken

Regional Ethics & Compliance Counsel LATAM, Google, São Paulo

Suzana Fagundes Ribeiro de Oliveira

Head of Legal, Compliance and Institutional Relations for Central & South Americas, ArcelorMittal, Belo Horizonte

Claudia Ortega

Senior Legal Advisor, Anticorruption Specialized Unit, Public Prosecutor's Office, Santiago

Alejandro Galván Illanes

‪Legal and Operations Director of Transparency and Access to Information, Secretariat of Governance , Mexico City

Marcelo Marchetti

General Counsel, Toyo Setal, São Paulo

Francisco Cestero

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, São Paulo

Lance Croffoot-Suede

Linklaters, New York

Paulo Dantas

Demarest, São Paulo

Daniel Fridman

White & Case, Miami

Alex Parker

Debevoise & Plimpton, London

Olga Pontes

Chief Compliance Officer, Odebrecht, São Paulo

Fernando Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco, São Paulo

Renato Tastardi Portella

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga, São Paulo

Luís Fernando Radulov Queiroz

Vice President, General Counsel & Integrity Officer - South America, ABB, São Paulo

Victor Ramacciotti

Senior Manager, BDO Brazil, São Paulo

Flavia Ribas

Director, Global Head of Compliance, BRF, São Paulo

Carlos Bruno Ferreira da Silva

Federal Prosecutor, International Cooperation Unit, Ministério Público Federa, Brasilia

Ruti Smithline

Morrison & Foerster, New York

Mariana Villela

Veirano, Rio de Janeiro

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

8.45: Chairs' welcome 

Andrew Levine, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

9.00: Brazil’s Enforcement Tsunami

As the Car Wash operation proceeds, government investigations in Brazil continue to multiply, with the use of new investigative techniques. More companies from a wider range of sectors are implicated in the various scandals and ensuing cases. Meanwhile, many questions and concerns remain regarding Brazil’s enforcement efforts, particularly authorities' overlapping demands and what some fear may be the “new normal.” How much longer will the storm last, and what lies ahead? Lawyers from Brazil and abroad will debate the unfolding situation and address both the legal and commercial realities.

Moderator:
Shin Jae Kim, 
TozziniFreire, São Paulo

Panel:
Francisco Cestero, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, São Paulo  
Fernando Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco, São Paulo
Marcelo Marchetti, General Counsel, Toyo Setal, São Paulo
Mariana Villela, Veirano, Rio de Janeiro

10.00: Morning address – Leniency Agreements under Brazil’s Anti-bribery Law

Fábio Medina Osório, Partner, Medina Osório, Rio de Janeiro

10.30: Coffee break

11.00: Compliance 2.0

With increased global scrutiny and an undeniably challenging enforcement environment, the work of compliance professionals in Latin America has become increasingly complex. In short, the risks of non-compliance have expanded dramatically, while resources to ensure compliance may have not. Regulators around Latin America and beyond have growing expectations about what constitutes an effective anti-corruption compliance program. In-house counsel from both regulated and non-regulated companies will compare notes, providing insights and advice on best practices, current worries, and maintaining the correct risk balance in this brave new world of Compliance 2.0. 

Moderator:
Ruti Smithline, 
Morrison & Foerster, New York

Panel:
Lance Croffoot-Suede, Linklaters, New York
Paulo Dantas, Demarest, São Paulo
Olga PontesChief Compliance Officer, Odebrecht, São Paulo
Luís Fernando Radulov Queiroz, Vice President, General Counsel & Integrity Officer - South America, ABB, São Paulo

12.00: Coffee break 

12.25: Regional Regulators discussion: Brazil, Chile and Mexico

While not yet qualifying as an Olympic sport, anti-corruption enforcement continues to expand and deepen within and beyond Latin America. New laws and related enforcement initiatives have yielded an increasingly fertile anti-corruption landscape across the region, and one that continues to evolve and mature. Within this ever-challenging enforcement environment, we will hear directly from regulators leading the way in their respective countries. This unique forum will include officials from Brazil, Chile and Mexico discussing their country’s anti-corruption enforcement journeys, including challenges encountered along the way, and near-term priorities. Considerations include the ramifications for companies operating in the region and how best to meet the increasingly high expectations of regulators. 

Moderator:
Andrew Levine, 
Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

Panel:
Alejandro Galván Illanes, ‪Legal and Operations Director of Transparency and Access to Information, Secretariat of Governance, Mexico City
Claudia Ortega, Legal Advisor, Anticorruption Unit, Public Prosecutor's Office, Santiago
Carlos Bruno Ferreira da Silva, Federal Prosecutor, International Cooperation Unit, Ministério Público Federa, Brasilia

13.25: Networking lunch

14.40: Countering M&A Risk in the Age of Lava Jato

If practitioners thought that anti-corruption due diligence had become complicated before Lava Jato, then the current environment poses challenges – both to companies and their lawyers – which were previously unimaginable. And yet in the current economic situation, restructuring and consolidation are matters of survival to many companies. This panel of experts will discuss how to lead clients through the transactional maze, including best practices for conducting anti-corruption due diligence, factors to consider in voluntarily disclosing to regulators, and the possible risks of successor liability. At a time where hardly anyone one wants to buy an anti-corruption problem with enforcement authorities, how can prudent companies proceed, and what is expected in terms of post-closing integration?  

Moderator:
Fernando Almeida, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington DC

Panel:
William Barry, Richards Kibbe & Orbe, Washington DC
Suzana Fagundes Ribeiro de Oliveira, Head of Legal, Compliance and Institutional Relations for Central & South Americas, ArcelorMittal, Belo Horizonte 
Renato Tastardi Portella, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga, São Paulo
Victor Ramacciotti, Senior Manager, BDO Brazil, São Paulo

15.40: Coffee break

16.00: Afternoon Q&A - USA

Leo Tsao, Assistant Chief, Fraud Section, Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Washington DC with Andrew Levine, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

16.40: Investigations and Crisis Management

Cross-border, cross-disciplinary, complex and expensive – many companies in Latin America have had a short, sharp lesson in how difficult large-scale investigations can be. In-house and private practice lawyers will discuss how best to prepare for and manage the investigative process, including complexities such as crisis management and data privacy protections. How much investigating is enough, and what may different regulators require? In addition, from these larger-scale investigations, what lessons can be extracted for in-house counsel and compliance professionals looking to right-size smaller internal investigations?  

Moderator:
Daniel Fridman, White & Case, Miami

Panel:
Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida, TozziniFreire, São Paulo
Camila von Ancken, Regional Ethics & Compliance Counsel LATAM, Google, São Paulo
Alex ParkerDebevoise & Plimpton, London
Flavia Ribas, Director, Global Head of Compliance, BRF, São Paulo

17.40: Chairs' closing remarks

Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida, TozziniFreire, São Paulo
Shin Jae Kim, TozziniFreire, São Paulo

17.45: Close of conference

17.45 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Richards Kibbe & Orbe

Venue

Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Rua Coropés, 88 - Pinheiros São Paulo, SP 05426-010, Brazil

Testimonials

  • “The Latin Lawyer conferences gather the leading lawyers from the region to discuss the most significant current legal topics. A must go event for Latin American practitioners.”

    Fulvio Italiani
    D'Empaire Reyna Abogados

  • “Excellent overall programme. Thank you!”

    Gabriela Lanza, Corporate Counsel
    Caterpillar Inc.

  • “Latin Lawyer conferences provide a great forum for the latest industry trends and regulations as well as networking with the leading industry players in the region. The quality of speakers and topics of discussion deliver a balanced academic and practical view of the law.”

    Marco Solano
    Aguilar Castillo Love