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Miller & Chevalier Releases Results of 2016 Latin America Corruption Survey

Author: Matteson Ellis

2016 LACS Results_Blog ImageDespite 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 the survey to corporate executives based in 19 countries working in a broad cross-section of industries. 637 individuals completed the survey, ... Read more

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

Author: Guest Author

RioOlympicsThis 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 to the world, and are generally lavish affairs. With the world’s attention comes high-profile and highly sought-after corporate hospitality. Such hospitality at the Olympics and other high-profile events can provide a bona fide relationship-building opportunity for companies. They are also a reminder of the risk that, when handled improperly, corporate hospitality can result in bribery or related improprieties.

In... Read more

Mexico National Anticorruption System Becomes Law

Author: Guest Author

PenaNietoACSystemGuest post by Jonathan Adams, a partner at Baker & McKenzie in Mexico City.

On July 18, President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law the implementing legislation for the Mexican National Anticorruption System. The newly minted laws include the General Law for the National Anticorruption System; the Organic Law for the Federal Tribunal on Administrative Justice; and the General Law of Administrative Responsibilities. These long-awaited laws fundamentally complete the constitutional reforms of May 27, 2... Read more


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