In Mexico and elsewhere, regulators and enforcement agencies are taking a hard stand against improper and unethical business practices. Almost every day, the media reports on another investigation into corporate fraud, corruption, bribery or collusion.
Our experts have worked on a full range of bribery and anti-corruption matters, both cross-border and domestic – often involving multiple jurisdictions and collaboration with local experts and law enforcement agencies. Crimes handled by our attorneys include false accounting, commodities and currency fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, insider dealing, kickbacks, embezzlement and money laundering.
New anti-corruption statutes
In July 2016 the National Anti-Corruption System passed into law, the most sweeping package of anti-corruption reforms enacted in Mexico’s history. Built upon the 2012 Federal Law Against Corruption in Public Procurement, it promises severe sanctions for misconduct on both individuals and corporations.
As a result of these new laws, organizations that fail to take proactive steps to prevent bribery are now subject to strict liability penalties. Companies from the US and UK must also comply with international anti-bribery legislation such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act.
The broad range of legal risk management services provided by our legal risk management team include the following
- Identify and evaluate legal risk by thoroughly analyzing the context of potential liabilities
- Train personnel on statutory and legal requirements to help reduce and mitigate legal risks
- Provide workable preventive measures in light of current issues
- Advise insurers and risk managers on appropriate steps after any significant loss
- Evaluate short- and long-term goals, and recommend strategies and solutions to succeed
We know that our clients’ #1 objective is to avoid potential legal problems. For this reason, our solutions are practical, cost-effective and based on your specific needs. Our goal is to help design and implement a robust risk management culture within your organization.
To reach a member of our legal risk management team, send us an email to schedule a no-obligation consultation.