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Three Not-To-Miss Anti-Corruption Conferences in Latin America in May

Author: Matteson Ellis

FCPAConferenceLatin America continues to wake up to anti-corruption compliance. These three conferences in May provide great opportunities in the region to learn more.

IBA’s ANTI-CORRUPTION CONFERENCE (Mexico City, May 12-13). The International Bar Association’s conference explores “The Fight Against Corruption in Latin America: Implications for Lawyers.” It is co-chaired by the IBA’s Anti-Corruption Committee and ICC Mexico’s Anti-Corruption Committee. Topics include anti-corruption compliance programs, enforcement trends, and internal investigations. To learn more and register, go here.

ACI’S 4th LATIN AMERICA SUMMIT ON ANTI-CORRUPTION (São Paulo, May 14-1... Read more

Tips for Latin American Companies Partnering with the Chinese – Embrace Compliance

Author: Guest Author

ChinaFCPALatinAmericaThe following is a guest post from Gregory Shultz, the Founder of China-based “The Compliance Table.”

With the latest anti-corruption enforcement developments in China, Chinese companies are quickly being exposed to international compliance standards. This creates an opportunity for others doing business with the Chinese throughout the world to incorporate anti-corruption strategies into their own business plans. This is particularly relevant in Latin America, given the huge growth of Chinese investment there.

It is helpful to summarize certain global trends. The world is anxiously awaiting signs of economic growth in the world’s top economies, as it has done for the last six years. While most countries marvel at growth... Read more

Best Practices for FCPA Investigation Document Holds – Part II

Author: Carlos Ayres

FCPAdochold2Companies should take affirmative steps to ensure relevant documents are preserved when an allegation of a potential FCPA violation is made. This often results in the issuance of a timely document hold memorandum to relevant employees.

An earlier post describes the definition of the proper scope of the notice, who should receive it, routine documentation practices, and the category of documents to be obtained. This post discusses other important issues to consider.

Define the best time to send the hold. In general, document holds should be issued as soon as employees who may have relevant... Read more


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