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Anti-corruption developments affecting Latin America’s mining industry

This article provides a legal analysis of the most important anti-corruption developments affecting the mining industry in Latin America. See the PDF version or read the article in full below. ----- Despite a slowdown in the global mining industry, Latin America remains a key destination for mining investment, because of the sizeable wealth of its mineral resources, reduced operating costs and incentive-based policies. As a result of the large number of mega-projects it is able to…
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Mención de Orihuela en el diario peruano Gestión

Mención de Orihuela en el diario peruano Gestión

En respuesta a su crisis reputacional ocasionada por su participación en diversos consorcios con la brasilera Odebrecht, la constructora peruana mas grande del Perú, Graña y Montero (GyM), anuncia la contratación de Orihuela Abogados y otra firma de abogados Estadounidense, para liderar una investigación interna y enfrentar las demandas civiles interpuestas por sus accionistas en Estados Unidos. Lea la nota completa en Gestión
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Can a peasant community leader be considered a “government official” under the FCPA?

Can a peasant community leader be considered a “government official” under the FCPA?

Despite a slow-down in the global mining industry, Latin America remains a key destination for mining investment because of the sizeable wealth of its mineral resources, reduced operating costs and incentive-based policies. Corruption, however, is a key concern when it comes to doing business in Latin America. Despite a couple of notable exceptions such as Chile and Uruguay, most countries in Latin America score relatively low in the latest ranking of the Corruption Perceptions…
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3 Questions

3 Questions

3 DOJ Questions: Do compliance personnel have the right expertise? What do low level employees know about compliance? What are management and the board doing in terms of compliance? These were some of the compliance questions announced by the DOJ on February 9, 2016. Full list to be published soon.
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Transparency International Corruption 2017

Transparency International Corruption 2017

75% Transparency International's 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption. For 2017, the index found that more than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of 43. The index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, using a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and…
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FCPA Compliance: 5 Overlooked Issues

FCPA Compliance: 5 Overlooked Issues

1. Single Compliance Program: A “one size fits all” compliance program does not often work. Must take into account risk/cultural aspects of every country and have a proportionate global program. Must be able to demonstrate compliance program works effectively and has been tested: Prevent-Detect-Respond. Materiality does not matter, issue is whether your internal control system works effectively to detect and avoid illegal payments. 2. Unsupervised 3Ps: Largest source of FCPA violations comes from third parties (3Ps): Agents, Distributors,…
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