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Anti-corruption Progress in Latin America: Reasons for Optimism

This guest post is from Tony Ji, a student at Harvard Law School who worked as a Summer Associate at Miller & Chevalier in the Summer of 2017. The past few years seem to offer scant reasons for optimism in the fight against corruption in Latin America. Given the slew of corruption scandals, it is […]

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How Chile’s Recent Political Scandals Led to Reforms

This post was co-authored by Quinnie Lin, a Law Clerk at Miller & Chevalier. On March 10, 2015, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet established the Presidential Advisory Council against Corruption, Influence-Peddling, and Conflicts of Interest (“Consejo Asesor Presidencial contra los Conflictos de Interés, el Tráfico de Influencias, y la Corrupción”) (“Council”). The impetus for founding the […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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FCPAméricas Interviews The Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery

Drago Kos, the Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, leads the Group in its monitoring and evaluation of the laws implementing the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by its Parties. He recently told FCPAméricas what to expect about the Phase 4 Evaluation (previous phases are discussed here), where Latin America fits in the fight of […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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Miller & Chevalier Releases Results of 2016 Latin America Corruption Survey

Despite more than three-quarters of businesspeople indicating that their country’s anti-corruption laws are ineffective, the 2016 Latin America Corruption Survey released by Miller & Chevalier Chartered and 13 partner firms shows marked signs of regionwide improvement in corporate compliance measures. In April and May 2016, Miller & Chevalier and 13 Latin American partner firms distributed […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Corruption Scandals in … Chile?

Unlike many Latin American countries, Chile is known not for bribery scandals, but instead for low corruption risk. In Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, the country is consistently ranked year after year on par with the United States for perceived lack of corruption. But even in a country as clean as Chile, corruption risk can […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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