Nueva Regulación en Materia de Antilavado de Activos Para las Instituciones Financieras

ALERTA NORMATIVA Diaz Reus Abogados El Departamento de Servicios Financieros de Nueva York ha proferido una nueva regulación que impone a las instituciones financieras, reguladas por esta entidad, la obligación de mantener y/o revisar (i) sus programas de monitoreo de transacciones y (ii) sus filtros de las listas de personas designadas (“watch lists”) a fin…

Are Caribbean banks ready for new FINCEN customer due diligence requirements for financial institutions?

Caribbean banks address fears of severed ties with U.S. banks due to fines and higher costs in a new set U.S. compliance regulations issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. With the release of the Panama Papers, many investors, banks, financial institutions, and foreign countries are concerned that the traditional shell company may…

Ignorance of US Export Control Laws is Not a Defense

Why do companies—even large multinationals—often overlook compliance with U.S. export control laws despite the serious repercussions for noncompliance, including denial of export privileges? One of the possible reasons could be that in many instances organizations are not completely familiar with the nuances of the U.S. export control regime. Regardless of the underlying reasons for non-compliance, the consequences…

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Marta Colomar-Garcia Named as Top 100 Female Lawyer Specializing in Latin America

April 11, 2016 –  MIAMI – The editorial staff of Latinvex has announced their selection of the top 100 female lawyers specializing in Latin America among international law firms. Diaz Reus is pleased to announce that Partner Marta Colomar-Garcia is among those recognized, earning distinction for her achievement in the area of litigation and arbitration in Latin…

Panamanian Law Firms Have A Requirement to Report

Diaz Reus Global Managing Partner Michael Diaz, Jr. was interviewed by WLRN-Miami Herald News’ Americas correspondent covering Latin America and the Caribbean, Tim Padgett, regarding the implications of the Panama Papers controversy and what it means to Miami and Panama City.  Listen to the broadcast segment here.  Follows is the transcript: Law Firm Leak A Wake-Up Call For Panama Authorities…

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New Details Emerge in Mahindra Fraud Case

MIAMI, March 31, 2016 – /PRNewswire/ — An amended complaint filed by six auto dealers provides new details as to how Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd. allegedly defrauded hundreds of U.S. dealerships out of millions of dollars for light trucks and SUVs that were never delivered. The Third Amended Complaint filed in the State Court of Fulton…

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Investor Group Files 3.2 Billion Euro Securities Lawsuit Against Volkswagen AG

Global institutional investor group files large-scale German securities suit against Volkswagen AG over diesel emissions scandal New lawsuit filed in Germany on behalf of 278 institutional investors from Europe, U.S., Canada, Australia and Asia; suit supported by leading U.S. investor law firms Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check and Grant & Eisenhofer, plus international investor protection…

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Argentina Debt Deal Blocks Holdout Plaintiffs’ Counsels from Joining Settlement Talks

Diaz Reus Partner Marta Colomar-Garcia, acting as Plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel overseeing eight separate class action lawsuits in Argentina’s 2001 $100 billion default, says that Plaintiffs have not been able to engage in genuine and substantive settlement discussions with Argentina in an attempt to resolve the litigation. Earlier in 2016, Colomar-Garcia said that she found out…

Are Banks Working Together Enough to Prevent Crimes?

LATIN AMERICAN FINANCIAL SERVICES ADVISOR, a publication of  Inter-American Dialogue, asks: Are Banks Working Together Enough to Prevent Crimes? Q: Financial messaging service provider SWIFT said in January that more than 2,000 financial institutions worldwide had signed up for its centralized Know Your Customer (KYC) registry, through which companies can share information required for KYC compliance.…