Region: Ecuador

Panama Papers put spotlight on new Fifa president

06 April 2016

Sudan and Ecuador removed from money-laundering blacklist

The Financial Action Task Force, an international body that promotes and develops anti-money laundering and terrorism finance policy, has removed Ecuador and Sudan from its money-laundering blacklist, as the two countries have made “significant progress” in their anti-money laundering legal frameworks.

27 October 2015

Matteson Ellis moves to Miller & Chevalier full-time

After spending two years as special counsel at Washington, DC-based Miller & Chevalier, anti-corruption lawyer Matteson Ellis speaks to GIR about the benefits of joining the firm as a member.

27 April 2015

DoJ expects more cooperation between US and Latin American enforcers

Cooperation between US and Latin American law enforcers will continue to increase according to James Koukios, senior deputy chief of the fraud section in the criminal division of the US Department of Justice, who urged companies to cooperate with authorities.

22 October 2014

DoJ points to sectors most vulnerable to corruption in LatAm

Evidence from investigations around Latin America suggests that the extractive, utilities and health sectors are among those most vulnerable to corruption, says James Koukios, senior deputy chief of the fraud section in the criminal division of the US Department of Justice.

17 October 2014

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

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

Donziger appeals against Chevron fraud ruling

As expected, US lawyer Steven Donziger today appealed against the ruling that the multi-billion award he secured for indigenous Ecuadoreans was the product of fraud.

19 March 2014

US court finds fraud against Chevron in Ecuador

A US court has ruled that a US$9.5 billion Ecuadorean court judgment against Chevron is the product of fraud and is unenforceable in the US – as an arbitral tribunal in The Hague continues to hear denial of justice claims brought by the oil company against Ecuador.

06 March 2014

Chevron pay-out obtained through "corrupt means"

The latest development in the long-running dispute between Ecuador and US oil company Chevron over environmental damage to the Ecuadorean Lago Agrio region by Texaco (later bought by Chevron) has seen a US judge rule that the lawyers representing Amazonian villagers secured a multibillion pay-out through “corrupt means”.

05 March 2014

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