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Latin America

With resources on the ground in the region, supplemented by our U.S. expertise and a broad network of sources in every industry and market, BRG’s team is uniquely qualified to provide regional assistance.

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Uniquely Qualified.

Our multilingual teams have a variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and experience. They are recognized experts in their respective fields and include former in-house general counsel and compliance officers, former prosecutors, special agents and law-enforcement specialists, forensic accountants, fraud investigators, business leaders, computer forensic experts, and financial analysts. Our team has conducted numerous compliance and controls assessments, financial and operational assessments, and forensic accounting examinations on behalf of both local and multinational corporations with operations in the region.

Our team understands the complexity of doing business in Latin America and the challenges of obtaining reliable and fact-based information to support the needs of our clients. With resources on the ground in the region, supplemented by our U.S. expertise and a broad network of sources across industries and markets, BRG’s team is ideally positioned to provide relevant and timely advice and guidance to our clients.

Our familiarity with Latin America, its cultures, languages, peoples, and ways of doing business, combined with our subject-matter expertise and experience make us uniquely qualified in the Latin American market.

BRG’s services in the region include:

Advising multinationals in matters related to compliance with U.S. regulations abroad (FCPA, import–export, FATCA, Dodd-Frank), as well as internal and external fraud matters, including:

  • Advise companies in conducting internal investigations
  • Implement and/or evaluate compliance programs
  • Train employees
  • Monitor and test ongoing compliance with policies and regulatory requirements

Internal investigations services cover a range of investigative procedures, including:

  • Review and analyze accounting and business records
  • Trace questionable financial transactions
  • Perform in-depth interviews of key personnel
  • Electronic discovery of documents
  • Calculate amount of potential disgorgement

Computer forensics and eDiscovery services include advising on investigations by:

  • Protecting the integrity of the data during the recovery process
  • Providing secure storage and a documented chain of custody for acquired electronic evidence
  • Identifying and reconstructing historical events
  • Recovering critical emails, instant messages, electronic files (deleted, Web-based, etc.)
  • Analyzing file and webpage access and transfer patterns
  • Creating communication timelines
  • Tracing international transactions
  • Tracking and identifying funds flow
  • Performing relationship and social network analytics to identify related entities, individuals, and events
  • Analyzing document creation, access, edit, deletion, and transfer patterns
  • Expert testimony

Anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-terrorist financing services include:

  • Development, enhancement, and implementation of AML and sanctions compliance programs
  • Development and/or enhancement of risk assessment programs
  • Development and/or enhancement of customer identification programs (CIP)
  • Gap analyses/assessments of existing compliance programs
  • Design, development, implementation, and validation of automated transaction-monitoring systems
  • Development and delivery of customized employee training
  • Development and enhancement of internal audit programs, as well as knowledge sharing and training of internal audit staff
  • Investigations regarding customers and transactions
  • Transaction “look-backs”

Global business intelligence and asset-tracing and recovery services include advising clients on:

  • Political risk assessments
  • Locating individuals
  • Performing asset searches
  • Performing reputational due diligence on individuals and/or businesses

Investigative and third-party due diligence services include:

  • Establishing a clear process for the due diligence and ongoing monitoring of third-party arrangements
  • Establishing a compliance program to help protect clients from violations of anti-corruption laws
  • Working with legal departments to ensure contracts include the relevant clauses associated with FCPA compliance, training, and right to audit
  • Advising on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, or other strategic alliances to reduce transactional risks

Financial and operational due diligence services include advising clients on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Post-acquisition
  • Divestiture
  • Portfolio review
  • Quality of earnings review

Security management and risk mitigation services include:

  • Crisis containment consulting and crisis response
  • Ethics hotline management
  • Employee exit risk management
  • Threat assessments
  • Contingency planning
  • Security risk audits, design and execution/ implementation
  • Security intelligence
  • Background screening
  • Other business intelligence and analysis

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