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Entries in Argentina (63)


Compliance pros are rock stars, yes they are

Only yesterday they were pimply FCPA nerds. But a strange thing happened. They morphed into the cool kids.

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Guillermo Jorge: How to comply with Argentina’s new corporate criminal liability regime 

Argentina's new law that creates corporate liability for bribery came into effect on March 1. Here are five things to know about Law 27.401 and how it impacts a compliance program.

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Former Siemens executive changes plea to guilty in Argentina bribe case

A former Siemens AG executive pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to pay tens of millions of dollars in bribes to Argentine government officials for a $1 billion contract to create national identity cards.

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World Bank debars three Argentina construction firms 

The World Bank Thursday debarred three construction companies for 18 months for "knowingly misrepresenting work progress" during a bank-funded project in Argentina.

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Jorge and Basch: Argentina introduces deferred prosecution agreements, standards for compliance programs 

In the prior post, we talked about the new law in Argentina that will enter into force in March 2018 that creates corporate liability for bribery. The post covered the coverage and application of the new law, which offenses trigger corporate liability, standards of liability, and defenses.

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Jorge and Basch: In Argentina, a new statute on corporate criminal liability for corruption

On December 1, the Argentine government enacted Law 27.401, which will enter into force in March 2018. We were deeply involved in the drafting and debate of the statute. In this post and the next one, we'll summarize some of the key features of the new law.

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One of Siemens-8 pleads not guilty to Argentina bribes

A former Siemens executive indicted by the DOJ in 2011 for bribing officials in Argentina pleaded not guilty in federal court in New York City Friday.

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Gustavo Morales Oliver : Argentina enacts sweeping corporate anti-corruption law

The Argentine Congress approved a new law last month that criminalizes corporate bribery and corruption and imposes requirements for compliance programs.

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Feds close five-year FCPA probe of IBM

IBM said in an SEC filing that the DOJ and SEC have closed their FCPA investigations into transactions in Argentina, Bangladesh, Poland, and Ukraine.

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Swiss banker helped launder $25 million FIFA bribes

A former managing director of Julius Baer pleaded guilty Thursday to a money laundering conspiracy in the DOJ's prosecution of corruption in soccer's international governing body.

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Manny Alas: Argentina pivots… to transparency and compliance

Argentina is experiencing a political and economic renaissance that’s drastically changing its business landscape. There’s a new focus on open markets, transparency and accountability in both the public and private sectors.

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Argentina firm pays $112 million to resolve FIFA bribe charges

A South American sports marketing company admitted Tuesday that it paid millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks to FIFA officials to win broadcast rights for the 2018, 2022, 2026, and 2030 FIFA World Cups.

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