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U.S.-Brazil Alignment Is Incentivizing Companies to Settle Corruption Cases

Operation Car Wash is transforming the legal landscape in Brazil. The aggressive response by Brazilian prosecutors to locate evidence of corruption is cascading through Latin America and has prompted numerous investigations into corruption by other countries outside Brazil.

Mexico: New Criminal Offense – Illegal Extrajudicial Debt Collection

On 23 June 2017, a reform to the Federal Criminal Code was enacted to classify the criminal offense of "illegal extrajudicial debt collection".

New Mexican Anti-Corruption Law Enters into Force July 19, 2017

A model program for corporation integrity was introduced and the national anti-corruption system for Mexico was renewed.

Compliance Benchmark 2017: Quantifying the Fundamentals

We have summarized the results of the compliance studies of the past 12 months and summarized the results in this post. Find out how you measure up against the benchmark.

Baker McKenzie releases Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook 2017 edition

We are very pleased to present you the latest edition of our Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook, updated with detailed information about key legislative and enforcement activity in the anti-bribery and corruption sphere.

PERU: ISO 37001 (Anti-Bribery Management Systems) Adopted as a Voluntary Standard

A new voluntary standard was issued recently by the Peruvian government on anti-bribery management systems.

Ecuador: New Executive Decree on AML in force

On March 20, 2017, the Executive Decree that issued the Regulation for the application of the Law for the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Crimes entered into force.

Corruption Legislation in Brazil and Multinational Companies

Unlike in the U.S., corporations are not liable for criminal penalties: criminal charges are reserved for individuals and employees only. However, civil and administrative penalties can be lethal for the reputation and financial viability of companies.

New compliance requirements on the management of contaminated areas in Brazil

The State of São Paulo EPA provides new procedures for protection of the soil and groundwater and establishes guidelines for the management of contaminated areas during licensing proceedings of potentially pollutant facilities.

Updates in International Trade: Opportunities and Challenges in Latin America and Beyond

Our seminar could help your business identify opportunities and challenges brought about by the changes in international trade and mitigate future risks through strategic decision-making in Latin America and globally.

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