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Anti-Corruption Compliance Interest Grows in Colombia: ACI Holds Second Andean Summit

Author: Matteson Ellis

colombiasummitA key measure of local interest in anti-corruption compliance in Latin America is the level of turnout at local compliance events. In Brazil and Mexico, compliance conferences are now often filled to capacity. If American Conference Institute’s continued investment in Colombia is any indication, that country and surrounding Andean countries are also poised to experience the same type of expansion in compliance know-how that Brazil and Mexico have experienced.

In fact, in the 2016 Latin America Corruption Survey more than 630 respondents throughout the region were asked about their company’s own anti-corruption compliance efforts. S... Read more

Costa Rica Strengthens its International Bribery Laws

Author: Guest Author

costaricaThis guest post is by Juan Carlos Tristan, a lawyer at BLP law firm in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica has intensified its regulatory policies regarding transnational bribery. On July 21st, the Costa Rican Congress approved the Reform Bill amending the “Transnational Bribery Criminal Offense”, codified in Article 55 of the Anti-Corruption and Illicit Enrichment Law. This change was made to punish international bribery crime pursuant to the highest international standards. Through this reform, some conduct that was previous... Read more

Corporate Criminal Liability in the United States and Brazil: A Brief Comparative Analysis

Author: Carlos Ayres

usbrazilGiven the differences in corporate criminal liability in the United States and Brazil, companies making investments in both countries might not be aware of specific risks that apply to them.

This is particularly relevant considering the levels of investment between these countries. For decades, United States companies have been operating in Brazil, taking advantage of Brazil’s generally open and encouraging foreign investment climate. In fact, the United States is the lead foreign investor in Brazil, with an accumulated foreign direct investment stock of around $80 billion per year. More recently, Brazilian companies have been making their own investments in the United States, where they are also establishing operations. Companies making these foreign inv... Read more


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