Debevoise is a recognized leader in anti-corruption and anti-bribery matters in Latin America, leveraging deep experience to assist clients in all aspects of compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), UK Bribery Act (“UKBA”), Brazil Clean Company Act and other relevant laws. Chambers Latin America ranks the group in the top band for Fraud & Corporate Investigations – Latin America-Wide, and notes that Debevoise is “widely considered as a point of reference in the field due to its many years of experience, large group of capable lawyers and strong working relationship with government institutions.”
Debevoise’s anti-corruption work in Latin America ranges from providing concrete and practical advice on discrete business issues to much larger assignments. Engagements include: (i) conducting risk assessments, enhancing compliance programs and providing training; (ii) performing anti-corruption and anti-bribery due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions; (iii) conducting internal investigations of potential wrongdoing; and (iv) defending companies and executives in connection with prosecutorial inquiries and enforcement actions.
In just the past few years, Debevoise has assisted companies large and small in dozens of internal investigations and government inquiries, and has provided advice to several more. The firm’s representations span a broad range of industries, including construction and infrastructure, consumer goods, energy, oil and gas, financial services and investment banking, insurance, media and telecommunications. With a true understanding of markets and laws across the region, the Debevoise lawyers working in Latin America offer clients effective solutions for a range of challenges in anti-corruption and anti-bribery matters.