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The Language of Bribery in Latin America

This post was co-authored by Leah Moushey, an associate at Miller & Chevalier. To run an effective FCPA compliance program in Latin America, it is important to know the terms and phrases used locally to describe bribery. This helps companies identify corruption risks and respond with appropriate compliance strategies. Compliance trainings in the region are […]

Author: Guest Author

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New Book Published for FCPA Compliance Practitioners

A new book published recently in the United States is an excellent tool for FCPA compliance practitioners doing work in Latin America. The book, entitled The FCPA in Latin America: Common Corruption Risks and Effective Compliance Strategies for the Region, was written by Matt Ellis, who has extensive experience in international anti-corruption compliance and enforcement, […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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Latin America’s Top Four Anti-Corruption Compliance Mistakes

Attention to anti-corruption compliance has grown dramatically in Latin America in the last few years. The trend is fueled by continued robust enforcement of the FCPA against Latin American-based companies, the recognition of compliance programs as mitigating factors in local legal regimes, and the increased willingness of certain local governments to enforce their own anti-corruption […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs for SMEs: What Brazil Has to Say

Anti-corruption compliance programs are good for companies for several reasons. Among other things, they help prevent, detect and remediate wrongdoing; protect shareholders; add value to the image of the company; and can be an important mitigating factors in many countries when authorities determine which sanctions they will apply (if any) and the level of the […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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Localizing Compliance Programs in Latin America

The compliance programs for Latin American subsidiaries of foreign companies often consist of translated versions of the program used at headquarters, without any (or just minor) adaptations. Oftentimes, this practice has the potential to negatively impact the ability of the program to operate at optimum levels and can lead to problems. Here are five practical […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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