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PDVSA at the Center of International Anti-Corruption Efforts

This post was co-authored by Maryna Kavaleuskaya, a Law Clerk at Miller & Chevalier. How do multiple enforcement authorities from different countries hold one of the largest petroleum producers in the world accountable for years of institutionalized corruption? Press reports on investigations of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (“PDVSA”), suggest several answers. […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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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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New Pemex Corruption Risks

Over the years, companies providing goods and services to Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Mexico’s state-owned oil & gas company, have faced numerous FCPA risks. Pemex is considered an “instrumentality” of a foreign government under the FCPA since it is controlled by the Mexican Government. As a result, its officials are considered “foreign officials” under the FCPA, […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Brazil’s “Car Wash” by the Numbers

This guest post is from Eloy Rizzo, a senior attorney with the law firm KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Rizzo focuses on anti-corruption and compliance issues, as well as on complex litigation. Mr. Rizzo currently interns at Miller & Chevalier’s anticorruption team in Washington, DC.  The Brazilian Federal Prosecutor’s Office […]

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The Tangible and Intangible Drivers of FCPA Risk in Venezuela Today

Hugo Chavez came to power in Venezuela in 1999, riding a wave of dissatisfaction with the corrupt oligarchic elite that had governed the country for years. Despite his promise, corruption in Venezuela is still rampant, and might have gotten worse. Chavez’s successor, President Nicolas Maduro, just last week approved a set of strengthened anti-corruption laws […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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