FCPA Outlook for Colombia and Peru

President Pedro Castillo at the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez on October 6, 2021. Less than four months later, Vazquez resigned in protest because of a lack of will to fight corruption by Castillo. (Photo: Peru's Government)

Juan Morillo, Quinn Emanuel; Ruti Smithline, Morrison & Foerster; Matteson Ellis, Miller & Chevalier and Maria González Calvet, Ropes & Gray. (Latinvex collage)


Latinvex asks experts about the outlook for corruption and the FCPA in Colombia and Peru.

BY JOACHIM BAMRUD

Anti-corruption efforts in both Colombia and Peru, which dropped on the latest Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, are seen as weakening.

On January 31, Peru’s prime minister Mirtha Vásquez resigned in protest against President Pedro Castillo's lack of support for efforts to fight corruption, La Republica reported at the time.

Meanwhile, Colombia’s enforcement and prosecutorial actions have decreased, primarily because of the diversion of resources to COVID-19 related emergency spending.

Latinvex asked four experts about the outlook for FCPA in Colombia and Peru this year. Our panel:

Matteson Ellis, Member, Miller & Chevalier and author of The FCPA in Latin America

Maria González Calvet, Co-chair of the Global Anti-Corruption and International Risk Practice and Latin America Initiative, Ropes & Gray

Juan Morillo, Co-Chair of the White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practice, Quinn Emanuel

Ruti Smithline, Co-Chair of Investigations + White Collar Criminal Defense Group and Co-Chair of Latin America Desk, Morrison & Foerster

 

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Keywords: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, FCPA, Miller & Chevalier, Morrison & Foerster, OECD, Panama, Peru, Quinn Emanuel, Ropes & Gray, Transparency International, Venezuela

 

 

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