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PDVSA at the Center of International Anti-Corruption Efforts

This post was co-authored by Maryna Kavaleuskaya, a Law Clerk at Miller & Chevalier. How do multiple enforcement authorities from different countries hold one of the largest petroleum producers in the world accountable for years of institutionalized corruption? Press reports on investigations of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (“PDVSA”), suggest several answers. […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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The Panama Papers: What U.S. Enforcement Could Look Like

The following guest post is from Timothy O’Toole, a Member of Miller & Chevalier who focuses on sanctions, export controls, and other international regulatory and compliance issues. The Panama Papers have recently become a worldwide, front-page news story, in the wake of reports from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) describing the alleged involvement […]

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The Tangible and Intangible Drivers of FCPA Risk in Venezuela Today

Hugo Chavez came to power in Venezuela in 1999, riding a wave of dissatisfaction with the corrupt oligarchic elite that had governed the country for years. Despite his promise, corruption in Venezuela is still rampant, and might have gotten worse. Chavez’s successor, President Nicolas Maduro, just last week approved a set of strengthened anti-corruption laws […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Views from FCPA Enforcement’s Latin American Specialists

More than any other FCPA enforcement office in the United States, Miami’s DOJ and SEC teams have developed a specialization in Latin America. They work cases like Alcatel, Stryker, Ralph Lauren, and Direct Access Partners, each with an important Latin American component. They benefit from language capabilities in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, allowing them to […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Brazil’s New Anti-Money Laundering Law, Two Years Later

The following guest post is from Davi Tangerino and Filipe Batich. They are, respectively, partner and associate in the Corporate Criminal Law group of Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil. Brazil’s anti-money laundering (AML) legislation was amended in July 2012, incorporating significant changes from the former law (see an earlier post about […]

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