Over the past several years, government authorities have increased their focus on corruption in Latin America following major scandals. In the wake of these developments, companies throughout Latin America need effective internal compliance programs. This can present challenges for multinational companies that have operations throughout the region, as effective compliance programs should be tailored to risks based on geography, industry and other relevant factories.
S&C litigation partners Brendan Cullen and Anthony Lewis, members of the S&C team that represented Tenaris in its resolution of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matter with the SEC, address these challenges in “Developing a Robust Compliance Programme in Latin America,” a chapter they authored in Latin Lawyer’s recently-published Guide to Corporate Compliance. They provide guidance for multinational companies operating in Latin America on the key risks, challenges and considerations when building an effectively tailored compliance program.
S&C has played a prominent role advising clients on their most significant matters in Latin America for more than 100 years. Our broad and deep knowledge, coupled with the Firm's decades-long relationships with Latin America's top local law firms, provides S&C clients with a seamlessly integrated approach to their most complex issues. Learn more about our practice here.
Brendan Cullen is a Palo Alto-based partner in S&C’s Litigation Group. He has conducted numerous confidential internal investigations, including investigations related to corporate governance, securities matters and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance involving countries throughout Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Anthony Lewis is a Los Angeles-based partner in the Firm’s Litigation and Criminal Defense and Investigations Group and co-head of the Firm’s Cybersecurity Practice. His practice focuses on international investigations, cybercrime matters and regulatory enforcement proceedings. He has conducted and supervised investigations involving corruption, OFAC-administered sanctions, money laundering and cryptocurrencies.
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