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.
To ensure compliance with the complex framework of laws, regulations and governance requirements, and to detect and prevent potential violations, Mexico-based businesses (or those which do frequent business here) would be well-advised to consult a team of legal professionals with strong local capabilities and experience.
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.
AFAM’s criminal attorneys have handled a diverse range of criminal fraud cases, including:
- Bribery and corruption
- Money laundering and asset forfeiture
- Insurance fraud
- Securities fraud
- Wire fraud
- Identity theft
- Employee fraud
- Investment fraud
- Property fraud
- Procurement fraud
- Mail fraud
Our goal at AFAM is to help clients secure urgent equitable remedies under civil law while, if at all possible, applying pressure using criminal proceedings.
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