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Costa Rica Strengthens its International Bribery Laws

This guest post is by Juan Carlos Tristan, a lawyer at BLP law firm in Costa Rica. Costa Rica has intensified its regulatory policies regarding transnational bribery. On July 21st, the Costa Rican Congress approved the Reform Bill amending the “Transnational Bribery Criminal Offense”, codified in Article 55 of the Anti-Corruption and Illicit Enrichment Law. […]

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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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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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How State-Owned Enterprises Are Just Like You

Usually when FCPA lawyers talk about state-owned or controlled enterprises (SOEs), like many state power utilities, public hospitals, or national oil companies, they discuss them in the context of whether or not they constitute government instrumentalities for purposes of improper payments. In fact, SOEs can present much more complicated issues than this. In some ways, […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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