Ropes & Gray Attorneys Co-Host Fifth “Cafecito” Virtual Roundtable Focused on Latin America with Sánchez Devanny

September 17, 2020

On September 17, Ropes & Gray attorneys co-hosted the fifth event in their virtual “Cafecito con Ropes & Gray” series with Sánchez Devanny. In this latest session, tax partner and tax controversy group co-founder Kat Gregor and Sánchez Devanny co-panelists, Mariana Eguiarte-Morett (tax partner), Luis Antonio González-Flores (tax partner), and Ricardo León-Santacruz (managing partner), discussed global trends in criminal tax enforcement, examining the increased international enforcement and collaboration, Mexican enforcement, indirect taxes as an easy revenue raiser and the cost of compliance as well as the effects on U.S.-based multinationals. Attendees included firm clients, general counsel, and compliance officers operating in Latin America and around the world.  

The “Cafecito con Ropes & Gray” series, launched by partners María González Calvet and Nick Berg, consist of casual, Chatham House Rule virtual roundtable discussions aiming to address anti-bribery and anti-corruption concerns for businesses operating in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first session on April 15 examined historical corruption cases during prior humanitarian crises. The second session on April 30 examined compliance risks that the crisis has brought on companies operating in Latin America. The third session on May 28 examined sanctions and export considerations for suppliers of COVID-19 relief items to Latin American jurisdictions, and featured insights from partner Ama Adams, and in the fourth session on June 10 partner Ed McNicholas discussed data privacy concerns for Latin American businesses. 

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