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Fines for Violations of Environmental Law in Mexico will Likely Increase Substantially

On September 27, 2017, the Mexican Senate passed a bill that amended Mexico's main environmental law. One of the most relevant amendments deals with fines for environmental violations which will increase if the bill passes.

Global GCN Survey: Commercial bribery prohibitions and enforcement

Our survey analyzed where commercial bribery is a criminal offense, who may be prosecuted and how active the local authorities are.

Baker McKenzie launches second edition of the dictionary “Compliance and Governance from A-Z”

We are pleased to announce that the updated second edition of the Baker & McKenzie dictionary : Compliance and Governance from A-Z is now published.

US Imposes Economic Sanctions on Venezuela

On August 24, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order imposing additional sanctions on Venezuela. The Order states that these sanctions, which primarily target the Government of Venezuela and the Venezuelan oil industry, are in response to the deepening political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

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.

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