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Latin Lawyer - GIR 4th Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations Conference

Global Investigations Review and Latin Lawyer are pleased to announce a major one day international conference to be held in São Paulo. Thursday, 20 October 2016.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

08:30 AM to 18:00 PM

Instituto Tomie Ohtake - 3rd Floor, Rua Coropés, 88 - Pinheiros
São Paulo, SP 05426-010, Brazil

Chaired by Andrew Levine, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida and Shin Jae Kim, TozziniFreire, São Paulo.

For further information or sponsorship enquiries, please contact llevents@latinlawyer.com.


Registration

For more information, please call +44 20 3780 4160 or e-mail

 


Speakers

Chaired by:

Andrew Levine, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida,TozziniFreire, São Paulo

Shin Jae Kim, TozziniFreire, São Paulo

Keynote speakers:

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

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

Speakers:

Fernando Almeida, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington DC

Camila von Ancken, Regional Ethics & Compliance Counsel LATAM, Google, São Paulo

William Barry, Richards Kibbe & Orbe, Washington DC

Fernando Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco, 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

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

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

Alex Parker, Debevoise & Plimpton, London

Olga Pontes, Chief Compliance Officer, Odebrecht, 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 Pontes, Chief 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’ Fireside Chat: Argentina, Brazil 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, Mexico and Argentina 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 Parker, Debevoise & 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


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