Although implementation of Mexico’s National Anti-Corruption System (Sistema Nacional Anticorrupción
) has fallen a bit behind schedule – most of the country’s 31 states have not yet issued their own anti-corruption legislation, a federal anti-corruption prosecutor has not yet been appointed and impending general elections in 2018 mean that little may change until election season is over – companies doing business in the country should take steps now to minimize their prospective liability under the new scheme. Carlos Chávez, a partner at Galicia Abogados, and Matteson Ellis, a member of Miller & Chevalier, talked about the requirements of Mexico’s Anti-Corruption System, the progress that has been made in implementing it and the takeaways for companies doing business in Mexico at a recent Strafford panel. See “An Outline of How the New National Anti-Corruption System in Mexico Will Affect Private Companies
” (Nov. 23, 2016) and “Regional Risk Spotlight: Luis Ortiz of OCA Law Firm Discusses New Legislation and Anti-Corruption Challenges in Mexico
” (Jun. 29, 2016).