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Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions against Eight Members of the Venezuelan Supreme Court

The following guest post is from Timothy O’Toole, a Member of Miller & Chevalier, and Abby Cotterill, a Senior Associate of Miller & Chevalier. They focus on sanctions, export controls, and other international regulatory and compliance issues. In March 2015, the Obama administration imposed economic sanctions against Venezuela arising out of what U.S. officials believed […]

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Costa Rica Adopts the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

This a guest post from Juan Carlos Tristan, an attorney at BLP Legal in Costa Rica. On May 10, 2017, the Costa Rican Congress approved the country’s adoption of the “Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions” (the “OECD Anti-Bribery Convention”). This decision undoubtedly represents a significant […]

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Important Aspects of Mexico’s National Anti-Corruption System – Part 2

A prior post highlights five notable features of the new National Anti-Corruption System (SNA) in Mexico. This post discussed five more that could be particularly relevant to non-Mexican companies and individuals. Individual Liability Bolstered. The SNA establishes the General Law of Administrative Liabilities and amends the Federal Criminal Code in ways that bolster individual liability […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Important Aspects of Mexico’s National Anti-Corruption System – Part 1

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 […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Anti-Bribery in Brazil: 2016 Year in Review (Part II)

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 – […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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