Publish in Special Reports - Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Given the FCPA risks at play, it is essential that companies starting operations in Latin America go in with their heads up and eyes open, experts warn. (Photo: FBI)
Maria Beguiristain, Matias Mora, Matt Ellis, Jacqueline Ferrand and Alison Tanchyk.
Latinvex asks leading experts about the FCPA in Latin America.
BY LATINVEX STAFF
Violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has proven costly for US companies doing business in Latin America. In some cases, US sanctions came after companies acquired other firms that subsequently proved to have violated the FCPA.
What advice do experts give companies just starting operations in Latin America on how to avoid violating the FCPA?
What advice do they give companies that acquire firms that operate in Latin America that may have violated the FCPA?
Latinvex asked five experts. Our panel:
Maria J. Beguiristain, Counsel, White & Case
Matt Ellis, Special Counsel at Miller & Chevalier and Founder/Principal at Matteson Ellis Law
Jacqueline Ferrand, Senior Associate, Miller & Chevalier
Matias Mora, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Alison Tanchyk, Litigation Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Latinvex: What advice do you give companies just starting operations in Latin America on how to avoid violating the FCPA?
Beguiristain: Have ..