Top 10 Anti-Corruption Red Flags In Latin America

Law360, New York (July 5, 2016, 12:41 PM EDT) -- Rajal Dubal

Adam Tymowski

Nicholas Berg Latin American countries continue to be a source of potentially lucrative investment opportunities for U.S. and multinational corporations. At the same time, operating in Latin America may present corruption-related challenges under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.[1] Identifying corruption under the FCPA, however, is often not as easy as catching culprits in a red-handed exchange involving envelopes teeming with cash. Rather, symptoms of these issues are often identified through commonly observed violations of the FCPA’s books-and-records and internal-controls provisions.[2]

This article highlights 10 red flags related to the FCPA’s accounting provisions, as well as enforcement...

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