Corporate hospitality at the Olympics and other high-profile events can provide a bona fide relationship-building opportunity for companies. Nevertheless, such events are also a reminder of the risk that, when handled improperly, corporate hospitality can result in bribery or related improprieties.
The ABA Antitrust Section's Spring Meeting provides an opportunity for review and reflection on recent antitrust developments. We summarize a few that may be of interest.
The Brazilian Competition Commission published guidelines on competition compliance programs which explain what sorts of steps companies can take to avoid breaking the competition rules and also sets out the key ingredients of an effective competition compliance program.
Following our summary in March 2015, we have again summarized the main compliance benchmarking surveys which have been published over the past 12 months and summarized their results.
We surveyed local counsel in 37 jurisdictions throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, and asked them to describe the legal risks associated with violations of data protection laws, and summarize enforcement activities among local data protection authorities.
In this post, we look at cross-border data transfers as a key compliance risk and offer a Latin-American (LatAm) perspective.
Antitrust risk re-assessment in newly concentrated markets: practical ways to preserve freedom from investigation
The economic literature explains that most markets tend towards oligopoly over the longer term. This does not necessarily imply that competition is impaired.
With the steady increase of global regulation and enforcement across all industries in today's commercial world, the conduct by companies of independent and credible internal investigations is swiftly being recognised as a standalone area of expertise
At the time of significant changes in Brazilian anti-corruption legislation and enforcement scenario, as well as increased civil society awareness and participation in the fight against corruption, the Compliance Officer can play a significant role and make the difference.
The Office of the Comptroller General issued guidance entitled Compliance Programs – Guidelines for Private Companies clarifying the elements of compliance programs set forth in the Clean Companies Act and further regulated by Decree 8.420/2015.