Institutional Investors Reach 11 Billion Yen Settlement with Olympus

Alexander Reus, Diaz Reus Founding Partner and Head of  the Global Securities Litigation practice, on behalf of institutional investors reached an 11 billion yen ($92 million) settlement with Olympus, Japan-based manufacturer of imaging systems and cameras. The settlement, Japan’s largest of its kind, was announced on March 27, 2015 and ended litigation that followed a…

Marcela C. Blanco incluida dentro del Top 50 de Abogadas, Latinoamérica

MIAMI, Abril 17, 2015 — Marcela Cristina Blanco, abogada de Diaz Reus y Responsable de la oficina de la firma en Bogotá, Colombia, ha sido reconocida entre las Top 50 Abogadas especializadas en Latinoamérica por el equipo editorial de Latinvex, que es publicación de gran prestigio que cubre y analiza noticias de negocios en Latinoamérica.…

Marcela C. Blanco Selected Top 50 Female Lawyer, Latin America

MIAMI, April 17, 2015 — Marcela Cristina Blanco, Diaz Reus attorney and head of Diaz Reus Bogotá, Colombia office, has been recognized among the Top 50 Female Lawyers specializing in Latin America by the editorial staff of Latinvex, a highly regarded publication covering Latin American business news and analysis. The selections, announced Wednesday, April 15,…

15th FIBA Annual Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Conference in Miami

Diaz Reus Partner, Robert I. Targ, to address latest developments in trade based money laundering at the 15th FIBA Annual Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Conference in Miami, March 4-5, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. In September 2014, when Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced it had uncovered the laundering of massive amounts of narcotics proceeds through…

Unmanned Systems Expo — Orlando, Florida, February 26-27

Diaz Reus partner and DroneLaw.Com author Brant C. Hadaway will join a panel of distinguished professionals at the Florida Unmanned Systems Expo, Wyndham Resort in Orlando, Florida, February 26-27, to discuss the current status of regulations governing Unmanned Aircraft Systems («UAS»). The panel will address the status of UAS regulations and trends for the issuance…

Q&A: Should Mexico Impose New Regulations on ‘Sofipos’?

Q: Mexico’s financial regulator, CNBV, is considering new rules for popular financial societies, or Sofipos, following the government’s seizure of Ficrea SA, whose collapse amid an alleged fraud led to losses for some 6,000 savers. New regulations could include changes to asset concentration limits, CNBV’s vice president said earlier this month. Do consumers face increased…

Michael Diaz Jr. Recognized in Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers by Latinvex, 2015

The editorial staff of Latinvex has selected the leading attorneys from international law firms that are involved in the legal business in Latin America. Diaz Reus’ Global Managing Partner, Michael Diaz Jr., was recognized in the Arbitration & Litigation category, among the Top 100 Latin American Lawyers. The firm is also recognized by Latinvex, among…

Money Laundering in Latin America Continues to Grow

Latin America: Money Laundering Grows Growing crime and weak enforcement boost money laundering in Latin America. By Joachim Bamrud First published Latinvex. November 24, 2014 Reprinted with permission. Money laundering is growing in Latin America despite growing enforcement by both US and Latin American authorities, experts say. “Money laundering has grown and will continue to…

Overview of Business Crime in Latin America | 2015

While several Latin American countries have vowed to combat corrupt practices and have enacted legislation to formalise their intentions, meaningful change requires active enforcement as well as the political will and sacrifice to exact it. In the meantime, as Latin American countries begin working to strengthen their enforcement regimes, the greater threat to corrupt practices…