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Costa Rica Enacts Corporate Criminal Liability For Acts Of Bribery; Enforcement May Soon Follow
Costa Rica is the latest country in Latin America to establish corporate criminal liability for acts of corruption, following the recent implementation of similar legislation in Argentina
United States
16 Oct 2019
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Brazilian Federal Supreme Court Decision May Invalidate Key Operation Car Wash Efforts, But Enforcement Efforts Show No Sign Of Slowing Down
A recent Brazilian Supreme Court decision may jeopardize the largest anti-corruption enforcement action in modern history—Operation Car Wash.
United States
8 Apr 2019
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Northern District Of Illinois Updates Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project
Beginning last month, the Northern District of Illinois (or the "Court") modified its Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project (the "Pilot Project") in ways that should come as a relief to corporate
United States
17 Jan 2019
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AMLO In Office: A New Dawn In Mexico's Fight Against Corruption?
Andrés Manuel López Obrador ("AMLO"), who ran on the promise to combat and eradicate corruption in Mexico, was elected the country's president on July 1, 2018 with 53 percent of the vote
United States
11 Jan 2019
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Petrobras Reaches $1.78 Billion FCPA Resolution
The settlement papers detail a scheme in which senior Petrobras executives inflated the cost of infrastructure projects by deliberately overpaying its largest contractors.
Brazil
2 Oct 2018
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Second Circuit Holds That FCPA Does Not Apply To Foreigners Without U.S. Ties
On August 24, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that a non-resident foreign national cannot be charged with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ...
United States
29 Aug 2018
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Corporate Social Responsibility Compliance In 2018, And Beyond – An Overview For In-House Legal Counsel
After years of looming on the fringes, 2018 is likely to go down as the year that corporate social responsibility compliance became a core responsibility of in-house legal departments.
United States
13 Mar 2018
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Rosenstein Announces Permanent FCPA "Pilot Program," Presumption Of Declination When Self-Reporting, But Difficult Choices Remain
Recent statements by the Co-Director of the SEC's Enforcement Division indicate that the SEC has not emphasized individual prosecutions to the same degree as DOJ.
United States
5 Dec 2017
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Anti-Corruption In Mexico: Reasons For Cautious Optimism
Mexico's anti-corruption enforcement regime, the National Anti-Corruption System (NAS), was adopted by Mexico's Congress on July 6, 2016, and approved by President Peña Nieto on July 18, 2016.
Mexico
4 Dec 2017
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Spate Of Suits Brought By California Communities For Sea Level Rise May Change Landscape Of Climate Change Litigation
A recent trio of cases filed in California state court seek to hold major fossil fuel companies liable for the effects of sea level rise they allege to be caused by climate change.
United States
9 Aug 2017
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The Supreme Court Considers Whether Companies Can Be On The Hook For Human Rights Violations Under The Alien Tort Statute
Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to address the question of whether companies can be liable in federal court for human rights violations under a 1789 law.
United States
13 Apr 2017
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Top 10 Anti-Corruption Red Flags In Latin America (Video)
Latin American countries continue to be a source of potentially lucrative investment opportunities for U.S. and multinational corporations.
United States
29 Sep 2016
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SEC Whistleblower Enforcement Actions Related To Severance Agreements
On August 30, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reaffirmed its commitment to its whistleblower program by issuing the second largest award in its five-year history.
United States
9 Sep 2016
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Mexico Enacts A Sweeping New Anti-Corruption Regime, Accompanied By A Public Apology From President Peña Nieto And Increased Attention On Mexico's Energy Sector By U.S. Regulators
After an aggressive grassroots campaign, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto recently announced the enactment of sweeping changes to Mexico's anti-corruption regime.
United States
22 Aug 2016
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Shooting For Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance: A Look At Recent Developments In Brazil
A recently disclosed bribery scandal related to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, along with other anti-corruption developments in Brazil, has reinforced the importance of implementing effective compliance policies and procedures.
United States
27 Mar 2015
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