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FCPA Myths and Misconceptions, Debunked (Part 1: Compliance)

Author: Matteson Ellis

FCPAmythWhen it comes to FCPA compliance and enforcement, myths and misconceptions abound. I’m not surprised to hear them from foreign business people with limited exposure to the FCPA. I am more concerned when I hear them in boardrooms, from the very executives most often exposed to individual liability under the law. These myths sometimes reflect a mere lack of knowledge about the FCPA. Other times they flow from a more “active” misunderstanding of the law – when employees hear what they want to hear and misconstrue rules in the most convenient way possible.

FCPA misconceptions are dangerous and compliance officers should be alert to them. A compliance program’s value depends on everyone understanding the rules to mean the s... Read more

Local Perspectives: Anti-Corruption Efforts in Venezuela, Argentina and Chile

Author: Matthew Fowler

MaduroKirchnerPreviously 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 (here and here). Today’s post provides local takes on the impact of domestic anti-corruption efforts in three countries in the region: Venezuela, Argentina, and Chile.

Venezuela

According to Gerardo Briceño... Read more

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.

Brazil

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


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