Americas

Content focused in the Americas region

  • LATAM is catching up to improve healthcare regulations

    LATAM is catching up to improve healthcare regulations

    Although regulations in Latin America have lacked in the past, it is catching up in healthcare due to the growing demand for healthcare products, including pharmaceuticals.

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  • Ensuring a successful international joint venture through extensive due diligence

    Ensuring a successful international joint venture through extensive due diligence

    Handling Harsco's highest risk joint venture and M&A Due Diligence requests on subjects around the world through our trusted advisors with global capabilites and a high degree of repsonsiveness.

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  • The top five areas organisations should focus on to meet GDPR obligations

    The top five areas organisations should focus on to meet GDPR obligations

    With the imminent commencement of the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), companies are struggling to bring their privacy programmes up to the new standard...

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  • Venezuelan Sanctions: Actions for any Compliance Officer managing Latin America

    Venezuelan Sanctions: Actions for any Compliance Officer managing Latin America

    The action for compliance officers is to engage in the business management, talk to them about the restrictions and know that if you are going to continue in that market, then you need to implement...

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  • Rollbacks and new governments: Considerations in an unpredictable compliance landscape in the era of Trump

    Rollbacks and new governments: Considerations in an unpredictable compliance landscape in the era of Trump

    When governments change they often change their predecessors’ policies. This inevitably means new legislation or, as it has been well noted recently, change by executive order.

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  • Embraer FCPA case study: part two

    Embraer FCPA case study: part two

    The recent Embraer FCPA resolution was truly global, both in the scope of the bribery and corruption as well as the investigation efforts themselves. In a statement, director of the SEC ...

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  • StanChart in the hot-seat over alleged FCPA violations

    StanChart in the hot-seat over alleged FCPA violations

    One of the things that people tend to forget about a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) is that the corporation signing the DPA agrees not only to put a compliance programme in place, but also ...

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  • Car washing corruption out of a country

    Car washing corruption out of a country

    The Brazilian Lava Jato, or car wash, scandal seems to be rising in profile even more than when it originally appeared. While it began with the national energy behemoth Petrobras, it has since ...

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  • Hedge fund concern over reputational risk is most welcome

    Hedge fund concern over reputational risk is most welcome

    Who would be a hedge fund manager today? United States hedge fund Scion Capital LLC returned a US$2.5 billion profit to investors following the global financial crisis of 2007 – 2008. As depicted ...

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  • Cyber attackers increasingly target Latin America

    Cyber attackers increasingly target Latin America

    Despite its place among the so-called BRIC emerging economies, Brazil continues to be plagued by a number of integrity and compliance issues. Although the country and indeed the Latin American ...

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  • Conflict minerals reporting is improving though some could do better

    Conflict minerals reporting is improving though some could do better

    A new disclosure requirement under United States law, which obligates companies to audit their supply chains in order to determine whether any materials are sourced from conflict mines in the ...

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  • How the Panama Papers and Unaoil scandals have changed the way we do business

    How the Panama Papers and Unaoil scandals have changed the way we do business

    It appears that certain assumptions were made in connection with the Unaoil scandal. Can you tell us a bit about that?

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  • Key Energy FCPA resolution emphasises transaction monitoring

    Key Energy FCPA resolution emphasises transaction monitoring

    The Order stated: “In 2012, Key Energy approved Key Mexico’s contribution of gifts totaling approximately US$118,000 to Pemex’s annual Christmas season celebration with the understanding that the gift

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  • Lessons learned from the Volkswagen emissions scandal

    Lessons learned from the Volkswagen emissions scandal

    The September resignation of Volkswagen’s CEO shows how hard it is to run an organisation from an ethical perspective. With a multinational company as large as Volkswagen (the company was ranked...

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  • The dangers of modern-day slavery

    The dangers of modern-day slavery

    Below is an excerpt from the webinar. To access the complete complimentary webinar, please go to www.complianceinsider.com/webinar/view/2981.

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  • The curious case of Guatemalan corruption

    The curious case of Guatemalan corruption

    To understand the current state of affairs in Guatemala one needs to remember that it is a country with a new born and fragile democracy, following 36 years of civil war between 1960 and 1996....

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  • Aviation free trade agreements under threat

    Aviation free trade agreements under threat

    Open skies policies are agreements designed to liberalise aviation services by allowing agreed countries to launch commercial, and sometimes military, aircraft into each other’s airspaces without...

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  • Petrobras scandal could engulf Eletrobras and foreign firms

    Petrobras scandal could engulf Eletrobras and foreign firms

    Lima said that “there are many charges to come” in an investigation that will probably continue for another two years. Many senior executives have already become embroiled in the Petrobras scandal.

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  • Automotive recall surge to continue

    Automotive recall surge to continue

    It is estimated that General Motors (GM) recalled 40 million-plus vehicles in 2014. Most of these recalls were caused by ignition switch failures: the switch could turn itself off during driving,...

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  • Venezuelan sanctions: a pawn in a broader human rights game

    Venezuelan sanctions: a pawn in a broader human rights game

    On 9 March, the United States Government imposed sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials alleging that they had engaged in public corruption and committed serious human rights violations.

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