Anti-Corruption in Latin America

Experience

  • Investigations and Defense

    • Rolls-Royce in an internal investigation and coordinated resolutions with UK, U.S. and Brazil investigating authorities relating to bribery and corruption involving intermediaries in a number of overseas markets.
    • Rolls-Royce in its leniency agreement with Brazil’s Office of the Comptroller General.
    • Ferrostaal AG, a global provider of industrial services in plant construction and engineering, in an extensive internal investigation relating to allegations of corruption and other wrongdoing in Latin America and other jurisdictions.
    • Siemens’ Audit Committee in a worldwide investigation into possible corrupt payments to government officials leading to an early settlement with the U.S. and German authorities.
    • The audit committee of the board of directors of a multinational consulting firm as independent counsel in an internal investigation of FCPA violations relating to projects in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.
    • A leading aircraft engine manufacturer in requests for information made by the UK SFO in connection with intermediaries in overseas markets.
    • A major multinational conglomerate in FCPA matters in Mexico, Panama and Venezuela.
    • An international financial services company in FCPA matters in Mexico.
    • A leading pharmaceutical company in FCPA issues in Argentina.
    • A leading Brazilian consumer goods company in anti-corruption compliance and investigative matters.
  • M&A and Transactional Due Diligence

    • A global energy-focused private equity and infrastructure investment firm in anti-corruption and trade compliance due diligence matters for various transactions, including purchase of a controlling stake in a partnership to build a long-haul pipeline from the U.S.-Mexican border into Central Mexico and an investment in two wind farms in Mexico.
    • Independent counsel to the board of directors of a Europe-based contractor related to transactions in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.
  • Risk Assessment, Compliance Program Reviews and Advice, and Trainings

    • A Spanish-language media company in conducting an anti-corruption risk assessment, including with respect to Latin America, and updating relevant policies and procedures.
    • A leading multinational candy and confections manufacturer in an FCPA risk assessment of its operations in Brazil.
    • A major Brazilian media conglomerate in a compliance risk assessment and enhancement of related policies, procedures and controls.
    • A Brazilian mining company in anti-corruption advice.
    • A major U.S. energy company in payments to third-party contractors in South America and, separately, its worldwide gifts, entertainment and hospitality policies.
    • Advice to a U.S.-based trade association with respect to the activities of its Mexican subsidiary.
    • A U.S.-based insurance company with respect to the design and implementation of a worldwide FCPA compliance program.