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FCPA Flash Discusses Latin America Anti-Corruption Developments

Author: Matteson Ellis

FCPA-Flash-200x140In 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

ISO 37.001 (Anti-Bribery Management System) Expected to be Published by the end of 2016

Author: Carlos Ayres

ISOCarlos Ayres serves as Brazil’s Head of Delegation for ISO 37.001.

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

Mexico Update: Great Strides in Corporate Criminal Liability and Transparency

Author: Guest Author

MexicoMapGuest post by Jonathan Adams a partner at Baker & McKenzie in Mexico City

The Mexican House of Representatives approved on April 28 of this year a criminal reform bill that modifies ten major laws in Mexico. For the first time in Mexican history, this bill establishes direct criminal liability for companies at the Federal level. Although this bill must still be approved by the Senate, it is based on a prior version of the bill already approved by the Senate. The deadline for implementation of the Constitutional reform is June 18, 2016. The passage of the bill appears to be imminent.

This criminal reform bill is intended to implement the major constitutional amendment of June 18, 2008 that committed the Mexican cri... Read more


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