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M&A Transactions in Latin America: Practical tips for multinationals conducting anti-corruption due diligence (Part 2 – Key Issues to Probe)

Multinationals should take into account certain local particularities when conducting M&A due diligence for anti-corruption compliance. Part I of this series describes how to manage resistance to due diligence from local companies. Part II (below) discusses some key issues to look at during the diligence. Part III discusses important sources of information in the due […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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M&A Transactions in Latin America: Practical tips for multinationals conducting anti-corruption due diligence (Part 1 – Local Resistance)

With fast-growing economies, Latin American has seen an increasing number of M&A transactions. According to information published by the local press, in Brazil alone, 590 transactions were completed between January and September 2012, a record since 2002. While M&A transactions are important tools for companies to expand their businesses, several FCPA enforcement actions in the recent […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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FCPA COMPLIANCE: FCPAméricas Most Popular Posts Offered in Spanish and Portuguese

Going forward, FCPAméricas will regularly offer its new posts in Spanish and Portuguese. As part of the revamped site, we have also gone back and translated some of the most popular posts from our archives. We invite you to visit the following posts about FCPA compliance: Third Party Red Flags and Latin America English. Spanish. Portuguese. […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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The Unknowns of Brazil’s New Anti-Bribery Law (Part 2, How will the statute’s provisions be interpreted?)

In Part 1 of this series, FCPAméricas discussed the unknowns related to eventual enforcement of Brazil’s new Anti-Bribery Law. In this post, we discuss questions related to how the statute’s provisions might ultimately be interpreted. In general, under Brazilian law, statutes are not interpreted as broadly as they might otherwise be in the United States. […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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What FCPA Enforcement is Thinking in 2012

A year ago, FCPAméricas provided an overview of FCPA enforcement officials’ thinking at the time based on their comments at the 2011 National Conference on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, hosted by American Conference Institute (ACI). Last week, ACI held its 2012 national conference. Once again, FCPA enforcement officials shared their current thinking. Here […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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