On October 29, the OECD Working Group on Bribery (WGB) published its Phase 3 report on Brazil’s implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (Convention). The WGB previously evaluated Brazil in a Phase 1 (September 2004), a Phase 2 (December 2007) and a Phase 2 Written Follow-up report (June 2010). The OECD monitoring process is discussed here, here, and here...Read more
FCPAméricas recently interviewed Bruce Horowitz, a lawyer in Ecuador who conducts considerable anti-corruption compliance work and understands the local terrain. Mr. Horowitz has served as Co-Chair of the ABA’s Anti-Corruption Committee and is currently launching the Center for the Study of Bribery and Extortion Situations in Ecuador. The interview can be heard here:
In the interview, Mr. Horowitz shared his thoughts on managing corruption risks in Ecuador:
“Something that people should do and companies should do when they come here is talk and find out what government offices that they’ll have to work with have people who extort … [G]et to know each office and the people in each office. Individuals do different things and there are people who do...Read more
The following guest post is from Renata de Assis Calsing, a Financial Control Analyst for the Office of the Comptroller General of Brazil and Professor of the Catholic University of Brasília. Ms. Calsing received her Law PhD from Paris I University, Panthéon-Sorbonne. The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author in her individual capacity, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Office of the Comptroller General of Brazil.