Brazil Issues New Regulations on the Clean Companies Act

On March 18, 2015, President Dilma Roussef signed Decree 8.420/2015, which regulates certain features of the Clean Companies Act. The highlights of Decree 8.420/2015...

Compliance Benchmark: Quantifying the Fundamentals

Various countries and their compliance-enforcing agencies request that companies have "adequate" compliance programs and organizations. But what does that mean? One option to determine...

Brazil: Much-awaited Decree provides regulation to the Anti-Corruption Law

On March 19, 2015, came into force the much-awaited decree that provides regulation to Law No. 12,846/13, known as the Anti-Corruption Law. Decree 8,420/2015...

Healthcare Compliance Risks in Latin America

In the last decade, there have been a number of FCPA enforcement actions in the healthcare sector. This post discusses some of the challenges...

Big Brother’s New Friends: Implications for Corporate Investigations Of the DOJ’s Increasing Cooperation With...

The days of the US Justice Department being the sole prosecutor of international corporate corruption are long gone. Recent news reports are replete with...

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

Baker & McKenzie has released its first global client survey on Social Media. Based on the responses from international clients across a range of 14...

OECD’s Foreign Bribery Report released: Three-fourths of cases involved intermediaries

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on December 2, 2014 released its first-ever analysis of anti-bribery on a global scale. 427 transnational...

Transparency International Launches the Latest Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 – China Loses Ground

On 3 December 2014, Transparency International ("TI") launched its latest Corruption Perceptions Index ("CPI") 2014. The CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their...

Brazil: Phase 3 Report on Implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention released

On October 29, the OECD Working Group on Bribery (WGB) published its Phase 3 report on Brazil’s implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (Convention)....

Only Four Countries Actively Enforce OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

On 23 October 2014, Transparency International published a report which analyzed the enforcement of the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Anti Bribery...

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