In recent years, countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru, have revamped their anti-corruption laws to facilitate corporations’ prosecution and establish requirements or mitigation credit for companies’ anti-corruption compliance programs. Under Mexican law, when determining a corporation’s liability, law enforcement authorities must evaluate, among other aspects, the existence of proper controls within the company, such as adequate investigative methods. This has triggered a new form of corporate awareness in Mexico. Some companies are facing consequences for failing to comply with anti-corruption laws, specifically with the legal requirements, guidelines, and best practices to create and implement compliance programs.
How to Conduct Internal Investigations of Alleged Wrongdoing provides a framework for how to conduct an internal investigation into any situation in which the code of conduct, internal policies of a company, or applicable laws or regulations might have been breached. When properly conducted, internal investigations help companies to respond adequately to adverse situations that arise from possible wrongdoing, avoid or mitigate risks and potential administrative or criminal liability, and take appropriate measures to sanction and prevent the repetition of improper conduct.
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