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Surviving Shakedown Street: Rapid Escalation as a Remedy to Bribe Demands

A client shipping company recently experienced a bribe demand during a port call in a high corruption risk jurisdiction. For some time in the shipping industry, there had been discussions as to whether it was best to leave these types of issues to experienced ship captains to handle, or if it was more effective to […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Guatemala’s Turn against Corruption… with help from the CICIG

The is a guest post from Juan Carlos Tristan, an attorney at BLP Legal in Costa Rica. Guatemala has been known for its history of oppression, extreme violence, and most recently political corruption. Now, the Guatemalan people are reacting. The society has been indirectly motivated by the “International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala” (“CICIG”) and is […]

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How CCOs Can Use the OECD Foreign Bribery Report

Last month, the OECD published its first Foreign Bribery Report, measuring transnational corruption based on data from the 427 foreign bribery cases that have been investigated, prosecuted, and concluded since the entry into force of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in 1999. In a panel discussion on December 10th, 2014, hosted by the OECD, International Bar […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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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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Latin America’s Top FCPA Stories of 2013

In the world of FCPA enforcement, 2013 was a big year. Some have pointed out, “After getting off to a slow start, with no official corporate FCPA settlements announced in the first quarter, 2013 witnessed two of the top ten biggest settlements of all time.” Others cite “a nearly fourfold increase in the size of […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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