Compliance 1st Report 2021 – Argentina
On late February, 2021, Lázaro Baez, a local businessman with strong ties to the Kirchner family, was convicted to 12 years in prison –together with other 21 defendants, also convicted to between 9 and 2 and half years in prison- for aggravated money laundering. Baez was convicted for having laundered assets derived from corruption in public contracting and tax fraud during the Kirchners Presidencies (2003-2015).
Read more[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”New Antitrust Law Project Bill and Current Status of the Antitrust Authority” open=”true” custom_font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left” use_custom_heading=”true”]In early February 2021, the Argentine Senate approved a bill aiming to modify the Antitrust Law No. 27,442. Among other changes, the bill suppresses the leniency program, the cease of conduct agreements, and modifies the procedure for the appointment of the National Competition Authority’s (the “NCA”) members.