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Anti-Corruption Compliance Interest Grows in Colombia: ACI Holds Second Andean Summit

A key measure of local interest in anti-corruption compliance in Latin America is the level of turnout at local compliance events. In Brazil and Mexico, compliance conferences are now often filled to capacity. If American Conference Institute’s continued investment in Colombia is any indication, that country and surrounding Andean countries are also poised to experience […]

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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The “TCA”: Colombia’s New Foreign Bribery Law

This post was also co-authored by Alice Hsieh, an Associate at Miller & Chevalier. On February 2, 2016 Colombia’s President enacted Law 1778, known as the Transnational Corruption Act (“TCA”), the country’s first foreign bribery law. The law helps Colombia meet its commitments under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. It bolsters the country’s enforcement regime and […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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An Emerging Anti-Corruption Culture in Colombia? One Recent Case Suggests So

The following guest post is from Luis Lizarralde, a Certified Fraud Examiner and Colombian attorney with experience in cross border transactions. The recent prosecution in Colombia of Alvaro Cruz, the former Governor of the Department of Cundinamarca, tells us many different things about corruption in Colombia. It highlights the persistent corruption risks in the construction […]

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