Welcome to a new season of the Compliance Podcast from the Caracas office, a series conducted by the attorney Jesús Dávila and an opportunity to listen to different positions about compliance topics. This third season focuses on the concept of ESG and its various implications in modern dynamics of today's economics, not only in Venezuela, but anywhere in which our various guests live.
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Episode 5: Compliance and Criminal Law in Venezuela
In the new episode of the Compliance Podcast, Jesus Davila talks to Magaly Vasquez, one of the leading experts in Venezuela for Criminal Law. With Professor Vasquez, we talk about the criminal implications of the current compliance matters and review how Criminal Law has adapted to these new times. Furthermore, we review the current state of the criminal regulations in Venezuela in connection with compliance.
Episode 4: Sustainability challenges for companies in Brazil
In episode 4 of the compliance podcast of the Caracas office of Baker McKenzie, Jesus Davila speaks with partner Giovani Tomasoni of Sao Paulo's Trench Rossi Watanabe* office, regarding sustainability matters and the regulation in Brazil. In this episode, we evaluate the convenience of having sustainability corporate policy and its impact in the commercial activities of companies. Furthermore, we try to understand the challenges for companies in Brazil and the concept of sustainability in the future.
*Baker McKenzie and Trench Rossi Watanabe have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.
Episode 3: Sustainability provisions and opportunities for private investors
On the third episode of the compliance podcast of the Caracas office, Jesus Davila talks to Camila Jimenez, attorney with the Baker McKenzie Bogota Office, about the sustainability provisions and regulations in Colombia. Furthermore, we will review the regulations and the opportunities that private investors face in this sector.
In this installment, Camila and Jesus discuss about the future of these regulations and what are the challenges ahead for Colombia and the region.
Episode 2: Effective Corporate Social Responsibility
In the second episode of the compliance podcast of the Caracas office, Jesus Davila talks to Andrea Galarraga, leader of the Venezuelan company Venemergencia for corporate social responsibility matters. In this episode we talk about to effectively do corporate social responsibility and identify the challenges thereof. Additionally, we will highlight the strategic quality of corporate social responsibility and how it can become a tool for the ethical action of the company, as well as the generation of added value and surplus for companies.
Episode 1: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Private Sector
With focus on ESG-related issues, in this first episode we are joined by Germán Toro, a businessman committed to corporate social responsibility issues. We'll talk about how the private sector should understand the concept CSR and how it is a transformative idea for companies. Germán tells us about his passion: education and the liberating power it has for all people. An enriching and passionate conversation, which sets up the tone for this new season.
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Season Two - Episodes 1 to 10
Episode 10: A Vision from Africa of Ethics and Compliance
In this Compliance podcast, Jesus Davila takes on a journey to South Africa and speaks with its managing partner, Lerisha Naidu. In their conversation, Lerisha and Jesus talk about ethics and the compliance culture in Africa and how it is necessary to create a real compliance culture in our societies.
Additionally, we talked about Lerisha's journey as a leader and example for the south African market. This is an inspiring conversation with a plethora of information.
Episode 9: Corruption and Political Science
On this episode of the Compliance podcast of the Caracas office of Baker McKenzie, Jesus Davila talks to the Dean Of Faculty - Law and Political Studies at Universidad Metropolitana in Venezuela, Guillermo T. Aveledo, about the many connection points between the political science and the issues related to corruption as a phenomena.
Professor Aveledo clearly explains these issues, without losing grip on the practical aspects of corruption and its relation with the political science.
On this conversation we will make a historical overview of corruption from the perspective of the political science and we will review the effects of corruption vis a vis the realities of Latin America.
Episode 8: The New Perspectives of Compliance in Venezuela and Beyond
On the eight episode of the Compliance Podcast, Jesus Davila speaks with Alfonso Almenara, Venezuelan attorney based in Madrid and leader of Latam legal matters for Angloamerican. Alfonso describes his success keys and the way in which his Venezuelan experience makes him competitive in the international markets. Furthermore, Alfonso explains how the compliance culture he developed in Venezuela has become essential for leading regional projects on the subject.
Episode 7: The Economy and the Fight Against Corruption
In the seventh episode of the compliance podcast of Baker McKenzie Caracas, Jesús Dávila speaks with Henkel García, a Venezuelan political and economics analyst with a vast experience in strategic planning. In this episode, Henkel will provide an economic view of the fight against corruption in order to understand that such battle is not limited to the legal field. Henkel offers his profound intelligence and wit on these interesting topics.
Episode 6: Compliance and the productive sector of Venezuela
On the sixth episode of the Compliance Podcast, Jesus Davila talks with representatives of the private sector in order to understand the challenges to do business within a complex and dynamic environment like Venezuela. In this episode, Jesus talks to Tiziana Polesel, president of Consecomercio and one of the most important figures of the Venezuelan productive sector. Tiziana comes from a tradition of private sector leaders like her father, Eddo Polesel, but has an acute sense and understanding of the current Venezuelan reality. Tiziana will help us understand the difficulties derived from doing business in Venezuela.
Episode 5: Compliance and human rights
On the fifth installment of the Compliance podcast, Jesus Davila talks to Fernando Fernandez, criminal lawyer and human rights advocate, about the impact of the compliance culture in the fight for human rights and its connection with the development of countries.
Episode 4: Values for the future
In the fourth episode of the second season of the Compliance Podcast, produced by Baker McKenzie Caracas office, Jesus Davila has an enriching conversation with Angelica Calzadilla, current director of the Universidad Metropolitana's Law School. Angelica will provide insights on the University's current situation and how such institution cope with the crisis in the country. Furthermore, she explains how assuming ethical values will allow society to look at the future with optimism.
Episode 3: Compliance and service culture
In the third episode of the second season of the Compliance Podcast, produced by Baker McKenzie Caracas office, Jesus Davila discusses with renowned professor Pilar Modroño the relation set between compliance and the concept of service (in a commercial sense). Pilar will explain how in order to achieve success, entrepreneurs should aim at the generation of a solid compliance culture within their companies.
Episode 2: Compliance and journalism
In the second episode of the second season of the Compliance Podcast, produced by Baker McKenzie Caracas office, Jesús Dávila talks to Lila Vanorio, renowned Venezuelan journalist. In this opportunity, Lila tells us about the relationship between journalism and compliance and how the journalists perceive the concept of transparency from their vantage point.
Episode 1 - Compliance and the private and academic sector
In the first episode of the second season of the Compliance Podcast from Baker McKenzie's Caracas office, Diego Castagnino, a Venezuelan lawyer and professor with extensive experience in corporate and arbitration issues, saw us. In this conversation, Diego presents his perspective from the private sector and from the academy to help us understand the challenges of the culture of transparency in Venezuela and Latin America.
Season One - Episodes 1 to 11
Episode 11 - The History and the Anticorruption Fight
On the season finale of compliance podcast, Jesús Dávila talks to Rafael Arráiz Lucca, historian, writer and lawyer. Professor Arráiz and Jesus discuss the historical implications of the anticorruption fight and look upon the future of this area of the law.
Episode 10 - Compliance and International Arbitration
On episode 10 of the Compliance Podcast of Baker McKenzie Caracas' Office, Jesus Davila talks to Eugenio Hernandez Breton. Eugenio talks about the connection points between the anticorruption culture and the complex world of international arbitration. Eugenio brings all his experience and knowledge to explain the challenges ahead for this area of the law.
This is a special episode and we are sure that it will be useful for all enthusiasts of these topics.
Episode 9 - Challenges of Compliance and Antitrust
On episode 9 of the Compliance Podcast, we discuss with Esteban Ropolo, leader of the Antitrust practice in Latin America and Partner in Buenos Aires, the way in which competition law and Compliance related reciprocally. Furthermore, Esteban talks about the challenges of both practices in Argentina and the region. This a great and interesting discussion about two areas of the law that often relate but are seldom discussed jointly.
Episode 8 - Compliance and International Commerce & Trade
On the eighth episode of the Compliance Podcast, Jesus Davila discusses the relationship of compliance with customs law and international commerce with Manuel Marin, leader of such departments at Baker McKenzie Caracas. Manuel will explain the intricate connections that both areas and have and their current relevance in today’s world.
Episode 7 - Global Trends and Challenges of Compliance
In Episode 7 of the Compliance Podcast, Jesus Davila speaks with Jo Ludlam, global leader of the Firm’s compliance practice to discuss the challenges ahead for our practitioners and clients. Ms Ludlam provides valuable insights on the development and trends in the current legal market.
In this episode of the Compliance Podcast, Jesus Davila speaks with Jonathan Adams, regional leader of the Compliance practice, about the current regional and global perspectives of this area.
On this edition, Jesus Davila discusses the current situation of Compliance in the US with Terry Gilroy, partner with the NYC office. Terry discusses the global trends from the perspective of the US and the challenges ahead.
On this edition of the Compliance Podcast, Jesus Davila speaks with Carolina Pardo, partner with the Bogota Office, about trends and current status of the compliance affairs in Colombia. Carolina also provides some essential insights on the challenges in the region and the world.
On episode three, we review certain practical aspects of the compliance programs and we further analyze the Venezuelan situation and the best approach and practices for local companies.
On the second episode, we approach how certain international provisions (FCPA and UK Anti-bribery Act) develop a web of controls that have an impact on all companies within a corporate group regardless of its place of incorporation. Furthermore, we review the local anticorruption laws.
On episode one, Jesus Davila talks about the very basics of the concept as well as the general impact of compliance in the life of companies.