Adoption of the many components of Mexico’s new National Anti-Corruption System (the Sistema Nacional de Anti-Corrupción or “SNA”) is well underway. The Mexican Government amended the country’s Constitution on May 27, 2015, to allow for the SNA to move forward. President Peña Nieto signed into law new anti-corruption legislation on July 18, 2016, as part of the system. The Mexican Senate is now overseeing the selection process for the newly-established National Anti-Corruption Prosecutor. And the General Law of Administrative Liabilities, a key component of the SNA, will enter into force on July 19, 2017.
This post and the next highlight key aspects of the SNA that companies and individuals doing business in Mexico sho... Read more
A lot has been going on in Brazil in the anti-bribery field. Some specific developments are particularly noteworthy. A previous post highlighted 5 relevant developments that took place in 2016. Four other relevant developments are summarized below.
Compliance as a requirement of public procurement. ENCCLA – Brazil’s National Strategy Against Corruption and Money Laundering – is a forum in the Brazilian government that brings together a broad range of ministries and agencies involved in the prevention and combat of money laundering and corruption. Members of ENNCLA include Federal Police, Federal Prosecutors, Office of the Comptroller General (CGU), and the Brazilian Securities and... Read more
Since Operation Car Wash began in 2014, the Ministério Público Federal (“MPF”), Brazil’s federal prosecution service, has emerged as a leader in the global fight against corruption. In addition to its role as the principal entity prosecuting conduct related to Operation Car Wash—Brazil’s largest corruption investigation in history—the MPF has become a trusted and effective partner of U.S. enforcement agencies.