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Will Peru Join the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention?

On September 19th and 20th, 2013, the Peruvian government organized a conference in Lima to discuss with the local business community the advantages to becoming a party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the steps that have already been taken and that still need to be taken by Peru for this to happen. This post […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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How Latin American Countries Define “Public Official”

Under the FCPA, the meaning of “public official” is important to determining whether or not a specific payment is prohibited. This is because the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA only apply to public bribery, that is, bribes paid to public officials of non-U.S. countries. The analysis is often linked to a determination of whether an […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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The Shadow of Fujimori: Common Corruption Risks in Peru

When Alberto Fujimori ruled Peru between 1990 and 2000, he brought security and stability to a country known for Shining Path terrorism, economic ruin, and runaway inflation. These accomplishments came with a downside – widespread corruption at the highest levels of government. President Fujimori now sits in prison serving a 25-year sentence for siphoning away […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Perspectives on Corruption in Peru from the Attorney who Put Fujimori and Montesinos in Jail

Among his many accomplishments as a criminal lawyer and international human rights practitioner, Jose Carlos Ugaz Sánchez-Moreno might best be known for his work as the lead special state attorney responsible for putting former President Alberto Fujimori and former head of Peru’s Intelligence Service Vladimiro Montesinos in jail for corruption. Mr. Ugaz currently practices law […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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