Diaz Reus hosted a panel at the The Legal 500 GC Summit Colombia in Bogotá (July 28): “US investigations targeting business crime in Latin America: what companies should know” with Marcela Blanco, Partner and Head of the Diaz Reus Bogotá office; Diaz Reus partner Javier Coronado; Diaz Reus Investigator and Business Intelligence Consultant Alexander Morales; Hector Garcia, Bayer head of compliance and data privacy center LATAM and Canada; and FBI analyst José Andueza.
The United States has increased its initiatives to fight corruption, money laundering and human trafficking in Latin America. This includes the creation of special task forces to increase investigations, prosecutions, and assets recoveries relating to criminal activity in the region. Against this backdrop, and based on an enforcement framework set forth by the Foreign Corruption Practice Act, the Anti-Money Laundering Act, and the Global Magnitsky Act, the panel discussed interesting topics.
The Legal 500’s GC Summit Colombia invited the best in-house counsel and GCs from Colombia’s most prominent companies to discuss their changing roles as in-house leaders and the challenges, issues, and opportunities they are facing in 2022 and beyond. Between comprehensive panel discussions and the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow in-house counsel, The Legal 500’s GC Summit Colombia was a practical and forward-looking event, bringing together the country’s top legal minds.