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FLORIDA BAR INTERNATIONAL LAW QUARTERLY FEATURES
COMPLIANCE ARTICLE BY MDO PARTNERS

 

■ ■ ■  May 22, 2017

 

 

"Internal Investigation Procedures: International Considerations for Maintaining an Effective Compliance Program"

 

 

As U.S. and foreign enforcement agencies expand their international collaboration to prosecute anti-corruption (FCPA) and other violations, companies must ensure they conduct effective internal investigations. If you read the Winter 2017 issue of the Florida Bar International Law Quarterly, you will understand how conflicts between U.S. and foreign laws affect internal investigations.

 

Written by Managing Partner,

Richard Montes de Oca, and Associate Counsel, Lauren Bengochea, the article discusses the importance of adopting Internal Investigation Procedures that address key conflicts, including Legal Holds, Data Privacy, and Attorney-Client Privilege. 

 

The article's states:  

 

"[A] number of foreign laws differ from U.S. law in a variety of ways that affect the way international investigations may be conducted... [I]t is very important for companies with foreign operations or business to be mindful of foreign laws when adopting investigation procedures and to provide appropriate flexibility for international investigations."

 

The article continues:

 

"From the reporting and assessment of an allegation to the drafting of a final report, investigation procedures, particularly when applicable to international investigations, need to be accurate, flexible and practical."

 

To access the full article and magazine issue, please click here.

 

- The MDO Team

Montes de Oca, R.; Bengochea, L. (2017, Winter). Internal Investigation Procedures: International Considerations for Maintaining an Effective Compliance Program. International Law Quarterly, 8, 9, 32-36.

 

About MDO Partners

 

MDO Partners is a boutique law firm that focuses on Corporate, International, and Real Estate Law, as well as Global Compliance and Business Ethics. The firm is comprised of a solid team of attorneys and advisors with more than 100 years of combined experience who are committed to the business goals and best interests of their clients. The firm delivers value-added services of the highest caliber and serves as a trusted advisor to its clients with a practical and business-savvy approach. For more information on MDO Partners, please visit www.mdopartners.com

 

If you have questions or comments regarding this Insights, contact the attorney listed below:

   

Richard Montes de Oca

Managing Partner

305.704.8452

rmontes@mdopartners.com

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