Category Archives: FCPA Compliance

Mexico’s New National Anti-Corruption System

With the implementation of the new anticorruption legislation in Mexico in July of 2016, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and the Mexican government have demonstrated their continuing commitment to combat corruption, support transparent governance and improve the ability of organizations to operate free of the systemic corruption that has plagued both the public and private sectors in Mexico for decades. Continue reading Mexico’s New National Anti-Corruption System

The Draft ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Standard’s Promise and Limitations

By: David A. Holley and William Marquardt

This past April, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released its draft standard on anti-bribery management systems (ISO 37001). The standard is tentatively scheduled to be finalized later this year. In substantive content, the draft ISO standard is similar to the FCPA Resource Guide provided by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, in that it provides a list of elements that an effective anti-bribery/corruption (“ABC”) program should contain.

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CSR Programs and Charitable Donations: FCPA Compliance Challenges

By William Marquardt

Introduction

Companies in the mining and energy sectors often operate in remote locations and find themselves working with indigenous communities who have no official say in the company’s operations, and yet are often dependent on these businesses to provide critical public services. In some jurisdictions these services are part of the concession or a statutory requirement of being allowed to operate in the locality, while others have no formal structure. Continue reading CSR Programs and Charitable Donations: FCPA Compliance Challenges