2nd Annual Latin American Bar Leaders’ Summit Open Plenary Session - The role of the legal profession in fighting corruption
15 March 2017 Colegio Publico de Abogados de la Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
A session presented by the IBA Bar Issues Commission, supported by the IBA Latin American Regional Forum
Fighting corruption has become a major priority for both established and developing economies. As lawyers are increasingly involved in corporate and financial transactions their role often goes beyond that of mere legal advisor. This is particularly true in international transactions where use of offshore structures may conceal bribery, tax fraud and money laundering.
Judicial corruption is also a sensitive issue:
- What are the duties and obligations, if any, of lawyers who – because of their involvement in a transaction – become aware of such crimes?
- What are the implications in terms of professional secrecy, client confidentiality and reporting obligations?
Who should attend?
- Private practitioners, in-house counsels
- Public sector practitioners, compliance officers
- auditors, prosecutors
- law enforcement officials and representatives.