Regional Risk Spotlight: Argentinian Attorney Pedro Serrano Espelta Explains the Country’s Complicated History and Its Effect on Corruption Risk Today

Argentina’s complicated political history is marked by a pattern of alternating nationalization and privatization of industries. As a result, the government plays a role in almost all business transactions, leading to significant corruption risks for companies doing business there. Meanwhile, the country’s own laws rarely result in convictions and, in fact, do not meet the OECD’s recommendations for preventing corruption. The FCPA Report recently spoke with Pedro Serrano Espelta, a partner at Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires, about Argentina’s corruption risks and what companies can do to avoid them. Serrano Espelta will also be discussing the topic at the Global Regulatory & Enforcement Update Seminar at ACI’s 33rd International Conference on the FCPA to be held in Washington, D.C., in December. See “Regional Risk Spotlight: Livia Zamfiropol of DLA Piper Discusses Recent Trends in Romania’s Anti-Corruption Enforcement” (Aug. 31, 2016).

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