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Client Alert October 24, 2022

The Upcoming Brazil Election and Risks for Politically Exposed Persons

  • Brazil’s looming election could lead to a sharp shift in government and potentially, as part of a global trend, result in politically motivated investigations against rivals and their businesses.
  • These investigations can involve misconstrued allegations or undermined due process, and can threaten even overseas assets.
  • Our International Private Client team explains how politically exposed individuals can take proactive steps to protect their assets, liberty and reputation.

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Client Alert March 3, 2021

The Corporate Transparency Act: Is it Actually Helpful for Private Parties?

  • The U.S. Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), part of the recently-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), has broken new ground by requiring beneficial owners of U.S. corporate entities to register with U.S. government authorities.
  • While the CTA appears to shut out private parties – such as creditors and victims of fraud – from accessing such information, there may be potential creative ways to work around this roadblock, bringing creditors one step closer to a substantial recovery of their assets.
  • Nevertheless, creative creditors and their counsel might be able to obtain this information through certain channels to cut off escape routes for debtors and fraudsters, and obtain more complete recoveries.

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