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Growing FCPA Awareness in Latin America

Author: Matteson Ellis

fcpaawarenessIn his keynote address at the 2016 ACI International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division, Andrew Ceresney, said: “This is my fourth year here as Director of Enforcement and a tremendous amount has happened in FCPA enforcement over the last four years . . . During this time, we have seen tremendous improvement in FCPA awareness and compliance both in the United States and abroad.”

Based on the results of the 2016 Latin America Corruption Survey... Read more

How Chile’s Recent Political Scandals Led to Reforms

Author: Matteson Ellis

bacheletThis post was co-authored by Quinnie Lin, a Law Clerk at Miller & Chevalier.

On March 10, 2015, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet established the Presidential Advisory Council against Corruption, Influence-Peddling, and Conflicts of Interest (“Consejo Asesor Presidencial contra los Conflictos de Interés, el Tráfico de Influencias, y la Corrupción”) (“Council”). The impetus for founding the Council was a series of political scandals in recent years that resulted in plummeting public confidence in the Chilean government.

In January of 2015, authorities investigated Andrés Velasco, the Finance Minister during Bachelet’s first term, for alleged illegal financing of his 20... Read more

More Companies Managing Third Party Corruption Risks in Latin America

Author: Guest Author

third-partyThis post was co-authored by Leah Moushey, a Law Clerk at Miller & Chevalier.

The 2016 Latin America Corruption Survey, released by Miller & Chevalier and 13 partner law firms throughout the region, shows a notable increase in efforts by companies to mitigate risks that their third parties will pay bribes on their behalf. The survey results are based on information provided by more than 630 respondents across 19 countries in the Americas.

In general, the survey shows that many types of anti-corruption compliance efforts employed by companies in the region have remained consistent over the last four years, since the survey was last conducted in 2012... Read more


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