Region: Colombia

Two weeks to go until São Paulo Anti-Corruption Conference

Only two weeks to go until Latin Lawyer and GIR’s 2nd Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations Conference, which takes place on Thursday 16 October at the Tivoli Hotel in São Paulo.

29 September 2014

Drug money allegedly laundered through major US banks

A Colombian cocaine cartel allegedly laundered drug money through Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America, according to evidence filed in a Boston court by undercover US narcotics agent Jaime Cepero.

15 September 2014

International cybercrime taskforce launched

Europol has launched the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), which will investigate cybercrime in the European Union and “beyond”, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) says.

02 September 2014

Report urges greater protection for whistleblowers in LatAm’s biggest companies

Corporate counsel in Latin America have a key role in promoting codes of conduct that encourage misconduct to be reported, but more needs to be done to ensure whistleblowers receive explicit protection from retaliation or alienation, according to recent research into the business ethics of Latin America’s biggest companies.

29 August 2014

Speakers announced for Latin America Anti-Corruption and Investigations Conference

Join in-house speakers from Embraer, KPMG, Siemens, HSBC and Brasil Foods for a Latin America Anti-Corruption and Investigations Conference, organised by Global Investigations Review’s sister publication, Latin Lawyer, in São Paulo on 16 October.

22 August 2014

Colombian case to provide insight into FCPA investigations

Former co-chief executive officer of Colombian oil services company PetroTiger, Joseph Sigelman, has pleaded not guilty to charges of bribing an official at the country’s state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol – after the GC and other CEO have pleaded guilty.

16 May 2014

IBA Mexico: head to toe compliance in Latin America

Successful compliance programmes might start at the top, but if the message fails to reach the bottom, companies will still land themselves in trouble. Marieke Breijer in Mexico City.

15 May 2014

Colombia's Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC)

Featured in The Due Process Guide 2014

Grade: C+That’s quite low.Colombia’s SIC does not do well on the due process front; it’s been criticised in almost every category we assessed.

18 March 2014

Norton Rose expands into Brazil

Hot on the heels of the launch of its global regulation and investigations practice, Norton Rose has taken the initiative to Brazil, opening its first foreign legal consultancy in Rio de Janeiro, where the firm will offer anti-corruption and bribery advice among its services.

21 February 2014

Former Petrotiger chief pleads guilty to FCPA charges

Knut Hammarskjold, a former chief executive of oil and gas company Petrotiger, has pleaded guilty to violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and committing wire fraud. In a statement, the US Department of Justice said Hammarskjold was one of three defendants who has been accused of paying bribes to a Colombian official in exchange for helping secure an oil services contract worth US$39 million.

19 February 2014

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