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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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Antitrust Enforcement Trends in Latin America

By: Ana Paula Martinez, Mariana Tavares de Araujo With so much emphasis in Latin America lately on the enforcement of anti-corruption laws like the FCPA, companies should not lose sight of the fact that antitrust enforcement in countries like Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru is now well-established as well. For example, since Brazil’s current competition […]

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Living the Cliché at PetroTiger

The DOJ’s PetroTiger press release reads like an overblown caricature of an FCPA case: top executives of an oil and gas company formed in the British Virgin Islands, with offices in New Jersey and operations in Colombia, allegedly paid approximately $250,000 to a Colombian government official in exchange for lucrative government contracts. It is tempting […]

Author: Matthew Fowler

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Latin America’s Top Anti-Corruption Stories of 2013

[Editor’s Note: FCPAméricas previously highlighted 2013’s top FCPA stories here.] It is the time of year when FCPA practitioners reflect on the year just past and work to filter the signal from the noise. FCPAméricas covered many different Latin American anti-corruption stories over the last twelve months. In my estimation, the following stories are those most […]

Author: Matthew Fowler

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Corporations on the Hook in Latin America

A common feature of Latin American legal systems is that they grant authorities a limited ability to sanction corporations. If you are a corporation, this may sound like good news. But as the OECD’s Director of Legal Affairs Nicola Bonucci said at an ABA event in Washington, D.C. recently, it creates a “big loophole” in […]

Author: Matthew Fowler

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