S&C Critical Insights – M&A and Dealmaking Implications of the FCPA Resource Guide, Second Edition

February 17, 2021

In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights series, Sergio Galvis, head of the Firm’s Latin America practice, outlines best practices for companies making cross-border acquisitions in view of updates to the FCPA Resource Guide issued by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. With increased cooperation by regulators and law enforcement authorities across jurisdictions leading to more enforcement actions, acquirers should reevaluate their due diligence and compliance programs under these guidelines.

Sergio addresses topics including:
  • designing and implementing an effective risk-based due diligence program for M&A,
  • the benefits of voluntary disclosure to the authorities of potential corruption issues,
  • the implementation of an effective compliance program, and
  • the importance of integration and remediation under the guidelines.