Argentina is home to scenic landscapes, rich culture and corruption, unfortunately. Matteson Ellis, expert in all things FCPA-related in Latin America, draws from years of experience in Argentina to walk us through five common risks for corruption in the country, many of which are a direct result of government policy and officials with ulterior motives.
The tides may be turning in Ukraine. Anti-corruption measures were signed into effect in May, and the initiative's supporters expect improved transparency, with resulting increases in investment into the country from foreign investors. This comes just as the EBRD predicts a coming economic decline in the country. We'll have to stay tuned to see what happens.
An effective ethics and compliance program is integral to good business. With the passing of the Clean Companies Act, companies doing business in Brazil have new regulations to comply with, and maintaining operations in line with these standards is an essential step in maintaining a competitive edge.
Anti-corruption enforcement is evolving, and significant challenges lie ahead. FCPA expert Matteson Ellis presents three issues compliance professionals are likely to face in the coming months and years. There are allegations of bias impeding international cooperation and the involvement of several regulatory bodies raises questions regarding jurisdictional authority…
If 2013 taught us anything about the new FCPA landscape, it’s that aggressive enforcement is on the rise and penalties are skyrocketing. A number of trends have emerged and it’s worth noting that while enforcement actions are up, so are rewards for good behavior. But expect some shifts. Regulatory bodies worldwide are stepping up their efforts.
In China, FCPA violations are rampant, and maintaining compliance is no picnic. Despite its relatively moderate ranking on the Corruption Perceptions Index, China is arguably among the worst offenders; between the government’s stronghold on the marketplace and the lack of financial controls, bribery of government officials has been commonplace. Until now. Recently, the country’s president began ...
Many industry experts, professional services firms, private equity firms and corporate acquirers believe 2014 will be a busy year for mergers and acquisitions.
I thought about Willie Nelson when I came across a recent release by the UK company Arachnys Information Services Ltd (Arachnys), entitled Open Data Compass, about their tool designed to help businesses identify "information blind spots and evaluate online access to corporate, litigation and news records from emerging markets."
Monday marked the 126th anniversary of the ending of the the two-day battle of Shiloh. On the second day, the Union troops under General Grant largely recovered the ground that the Confederate troops had taken on the first day. Grant was severely criticized for allegedly being taken by surprise by the Confederate attack, but he managed to survive the ...
Since the issuance of the DOJ’s and SEC’s FCPA Guidance in November 2012, FCPA legislative reform efforts have lost some steam.