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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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New FCPA Risks in Mexico’s Historic Energy Reform

In 2013, the Mexican Congress approved constitutional amendments to open oil & gas exploration and production to foreign investment, ending the monopoly of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex). In the second half of 2015, the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH), the entity created by the Ministry of Energy to supervise the award of E&P blocks to private […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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New Corruption Risk Data for Mexico

Lots of eyes are on Mexico right now, given the country’s efforts to develop a new National Anti-Corruption System, the opening up of its energy sector to foreign investment, and the reality of corruption risk that persists for business there, making attention to anti-corruption compliance of continued importance. It is fitting that two reputable actors […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Multi-Party Conspiracies in Central America: The Latest FCPA Case

On August 12, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that Vicente Eduardo Garcia, a former executive of the software and technology solutions company SAP International, pled guilty to criminal charges of conspiracy to violate the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Mr. Garcia also consented to a cease-and-desist order by the U.S. Securities and […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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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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