On 3 August, Latin Lawyer published an article saying that, since 2014, Brazil’s Operation Car Wash investigation into widespread bribery and corruption involving politicians and state-owned enterprises has dominated headlines and captured public attention across Latin America and around the world. The international interest in combating corruption in the region shows no sign of abating. It says that companies operating in Latin America should be mindful of recent legislative, judicial and enforcement trends, and of global regulators’ focus on fighting corruption in the region. The article examines recent trends in legislative and constitutional anti-corruption enforcement regimes in Latin America; changes in data protection regimes that may affect corporate investigations in the region; and global enforcement of corruption-related conduct in Latin America, including the impact of Covid-19-related investigations and cooperation among US, Latin American and other regulators.
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