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Iran: Overview and Significance of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

On 2 April 2015, talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, ended between Iran and the E3+3 countries (i.e., China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United...

Mexico: Eighth Amendments to the General Foreign Trade Rules for 2014, and Annexes 22...

On February 24, 2015, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit published in the Federal Official Gazette the Eighth Resolution of Amendments to the...

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...

US Government Issues New Executive Order Targeting Venezuela

On 9 March 2015, US President Barack Obama issued a new Executive Order(“Order”) authorizing the imposition of sanctions targeting Venezuela in response to the Venezuelan...

US: New Customs Requirements for the Import from Cuba

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, US Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) published a public notice on its website regarding the procedures for importations from Cuba recently...

US Government Publishes List of Cuban Goods and Services Eligible for Importation into the...

On Friday, February 13, 2015, the US State Department published on its website the “Section 515.582 List,” which describes the Cuban goods and services...

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...

Casinos, Fine Art, and Attorneys: The New Anti-Money Laundering Frontier in Mexico

The Federal Law for the Prevention and Identification of Transactions with Funds from Illegal Sources is now just over two years old. The authorities...

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