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Growing FCPA Awareness in Latin America

In his keynote address at the 2016 ACI International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division, Andrew Ceresney, said: “This is my fourth year here as Director of Enforcement and a tremendous amount has happened in FCPA enforcement over the last four years . . . During this […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Corruption Risk and the 2016 Rio Olympics: Raising the Bar for Hospitality Compliance

This post is authored by Carlos Ayres, along with Senior Associate Geoff Martin and Associate Jean-Paul Theroux in Baker & McKenzie LLP’s Compliance, Investigations and Government Enforcement practice in Washington D.C. The Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. The Games are seen as an opportunity for hosts to show themselves […]

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Revisiting U.K. Anti-Corruption Enforcement on the Third Anniversary of the Bribery Act

This guest post is from Geoff Martin, an Associate from Baker & McKenzie’s London office currently working with the firm’s Compliance & Investigations Group in Washington, DC. U.K. Bribery Act came into force in July 2011. At that time, the Act was heralded as a key part of a new global wave of robust anti-corruption […]

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Impact of the FCPA and UK Bribery Act in Latin America: Perspectives from Argentina, Mexico and Brazil

What impact have the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act had outside the US and the UK? I put that question (and a few others) to prominent anticorruption attorneys in five Latin American countries. All reported local impacts from these two foreign laws, but the nature of those impacts varied in significant and interesting ways. […]

Author: Matthew Fowler

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Impact of the FCPA and UK Bribery Act in Latin America: Perspectives from Venezuela and Chile

The impact of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act on business in those countries can be measured in different ways: the total fines imposed, the number of compliance officers hired, and the existence of this blog and others like it. But what do these two laws – which criminalize bribes paid […]

Author: Matthew Fowler

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