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Mexico unveils new anti-corruption law

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 21, 2017

It’s been a long time coming, but the scope of anti-corruption enforcement in Mexico just got a whole lot broader.

On July 19, Mexico’s General Law on Administrative Accountability took effect. It is just one element of a broader anti-corruption legal framework passed by Mexico’s Congress last year, implementing the country’s National Anti-Corruption System. NAS is tasked with coordinating the efforts of Mexico’s federal, state, and municipal government agencies in rooting out corruption among governments, companies, and individuals.

The newly enacted General Law on Administrative Accountability promises far-reaching consequences for any company with operations in the country that does not have a robust anti-corruption compliance program in place. It introduces...

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