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Local Perspectives: Anti-Corruption Efforts in Venezuela, Argentina and Chile

Previously I summarized comments from local counsel in five Latin American countries regarding the impact of the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act in their countries (here and here). Today’s post provides local takes on the impact of domestic anti-corruption efforts in three countries in the region: Venezuela, Argentina, and Chile. Venezuela According to Gerardo […]

Author: Matthew Fowler

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“Don’t Bribe for Me, Argentina”: Corruption risks on the Río de la Plata

When I was working in Argentina in the late 1990s, I remember images of then-President Carlos Menem driving a red Ferrari. In response to criticism, he said, “I am going to leave this car as property of the nation. But meanwhile I shall use it myself.” Since that time, I have continued to work on […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Impact of the FCPA and UK Bribery Act in Latin America: Perspectives from Argentina, Mexico and Brazil

What impact have the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act had outside the US and the UK? I put that question (and a few others) to prominent anticorruption attorneys in five Latin American countries. All reported local impacts from these two foreign laws, but the nature of those impacts varied in significant and interesting ways. […]

Author: Matthew Fowler

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FCPA Risks When Bubbles Burst in Latin America

There is a lot of talk right now about whether Brazil can maintain the impressive growth it has experienced in recent years. On February 14th, a Financial Times headline read, “Brazil housing bubble fears as economy teeters,” while The Wall Street Journal reported, “Brazilian data released Friday suggest economic growth has weakened over the past […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Whistleblowers: 2013 Year In Review

Much has been written about FCPA enforcement trends in 2013. This post highlights five relevant developments of the last year related to SEC whistleblowers. Increase in the number of tips received by the SEC. The SEC 2013 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program reports that “the number of whistleblower tips and complaints […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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