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The Next Frontier in International Anti-Corruption Enforcement

What is the next frontier in international anti-corruption enforcement? How is the landscape changing, and what challenges will result? Harvard Law Professor Matthew Stephenson, the Editor & Chief of the Global Anticorruption Blog, addressed the International Bar Association in Mexico City earlier this week about the coming challenges in international anti-corruption enforcement. He highlighted dynamics […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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The OAS’s Convention Against Corruption: What companies need to know

This week, a Committee of Experts met at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC to consider the extent to which certain Latin American countries are complying with the OAS’s Inter-American Convention against Corruption (IACAC). Among other things, they discussed the responsibility of the private sector in the fight against corruption. What do […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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A Five-Part Answer to the Question “Isn’t the FCPA Bad for U.S. Business?”

This weekend I attended a bachelor party near Yuma, Arizona. We canoed 40 miles down the Colorado River, the section of the river south of the Grand Canyon that separates California from Arizona. The group consisted of several young guys working in a variety of industries. One was back from two tours in Iraq. We […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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What Keeps Latin America Compliance Counsel Up at Night

When I launched my own FCPA law practice, I quickly learned the most important question to ask clients: “What keeps you up at night?” For the General Counsel with whom I speak, more often than not the answer is – “the FCPA.”  Compliance officers with responsibility for FCPA issues get more specific. Over the last […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Colombia and Panama FTAs Could Be Good for Compliance

Free trade agreements (FTAs) are more important for anti-corruption compliance in Latin America than one might think. Take the U.S.-Colombia and U.S.-Panama FTAs, just passed by the U.S. Congress last week after years of negotiation and lobbying to lawmakers. When implemented, the agreements will eliminate trade barriers between the United States and two of its most […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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