This post was co-authored by Maryna Kavaleuskaya, a Law Clerk at Miller & Chevalier.
Extortion can be an unfortunate reality for those doing business in Latin America. Rural highway shakedowns and intimidation by military personnel can and does occur in places like Venezuela. Underpaid and corrupt local police in Mexico sometimes invent violations just to request payments to look the other way. Immigration officials in Nicarag... Read more
In this FCPA Flash Podcast, Matteson Ellis discusses anti-corruption developments in Brazil, common barriers and distortions in Latin America that often serve as the root cause of bribery, and other developments in Latin America in the bribery and corruption space. The FCPA Flash is produced by the FCPA Professor... Read more
Over 60 experts from 33 countries (from Latin America, there were delegations from Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico) participated last week in Mexico City in the final round of discussions related to the draft of ISO 37.001 (Anti-Bribery Management System). Participants considered and discussed over 540 comments to the draft. The final version is expected to be approved in the coming weeks. ISO 37.001 is expected to be published by the end of 2016. Below is some key information about the upcoming ISO 37.001.
An ISO Standard. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) develops and publishes international standards. It is co... Read more