Latin America Litigation: Class Action Lawsuits Grow

Julie Bédard, head of Skadden’s International Arbitration Group for the Americas. (Photo: Skadden)


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Latin American companies face class-action U.S. securities lawsuits.

 

BY JOACHIM BAMRUD

 

In the wake of the Petrobras litigation, more Latin American companies are facing class-action U.S. securities lawsuits based on allegations that these companies purportedly failed to disclose corrupt practices and misrepresented the quality of their internal anti-corruption controls in U.S. securities offerings (including ADR offerings), Julie Bédard, head of the International Arbitration Group for the Americas for US law firm Skadden, tells Latinvex.

 

In this interview, she also addresses litigation issues in Brazil, Mexico and the Andean countries.

 

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Latinvex:  What have been the highlights in Brazil disputes/litigation so far this year?

 

Bédard: Commercial disputes arising out of ..

 

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Keywords: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Eletrobras, ISDS, Lava Jato, Mexico, NAFTA, Petrobras, Peru, SEC, Skadden, UNCITRAL

 

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