FCPAméricas Blog

Local Perspectives: Anti-Corruption Efforts in Mexico and Brazil

Author: Matthew Fowler

MexicoBrazilIn previous posts (here and here), I summarized comments from local counsel in five Latin American countries regarding the impact of the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act in their countries. I now turn to local opinions regarding the impact of domestic anti-corruption efforts. Today’s post summarizes responses from expert local counsel in Brazil and Mexico.


In Brazil, anti-corruption compliance ha... Read more

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention’s Phase 4 Evaluation: Suggested Areas of Focus

Author: Carlos Ayres

OECDOne of the central legal instruments governing modern anti-bribery efforts is the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. The Convention, which entered into force in 1999, establishes legally binding standards to penalize bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions and provides measures to make these commitments effective. Currently, the 34 OECD member countries and seven non-member countries – Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Latvia, Russia, and South Africa – have adopted the Convention (see ratification status here).

One of the key features of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention is the peer revi... Read more

New Data on World Bank Sanctions: The Office of Suspension and Debarment releases its first report

Author: Matteson Ellis

OSDPascaleThe World Bank Sanctions program is still relatively new. Any updated data on how companies and individuals are being investigated and sanctioned for fraud, corruption, and collusion in Bank-financed projects is welcome news to practitioners.

To that end, the World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD) just released its “Report on Functions, Data and Lessons Learned 2007-2013,” providing new insights into the process. A first of its kind, the report comes at the heels of other publicly available information shedding light on World Bank sanctions, like the Sanctions Board Law Digest... Read more


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