Mexico's New Anti-Corruption Laws and Implementing Regulations: Private Entities and Individuals in the Crosshairs

Key Provisions, Ensuring Compliance and Mitigating Legal Risks

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to companies doing business in Mexico to meet the demands of the country’s new anti-corruption reforms and implementing regulations. The panel will outline effective compliance strategies to minimize anti-corruption risks under the new laws.


President Pena Nieto of Mexico signed the implementing legislation for the country’s new National Anti-Corruption System in 2016, effective July 19, 2017. The new laws hold companies and individuals liable for corrupt acts involving Mexican and foreign officials and governments.

Under the implementing laws, individuals face sanctions of up to two times the amount of the acquired benefits and are not eligible to participate in procurement, leases, services or state-owned enterprise projects for up to eight years, as well as damages. Entities can face debarment of up to 10 years, suspension of activities up to three years, partnership dissolution and damages.

U.S. companies doing business in Mexico are at risk of employees and agents violating the new laws. Counsel to companies must implement policies and procedures to minimize new legal risks under the National Anti-Corruption System.

Listen as the panel discusses the new anti-corruption laws and implementing regulations, examining the distinctions between it and the FCPA. The panel will also discuss how the new law will be enforced and offer best practices for complying with the new law.



  1. Mexico’s new anti-corruption laws and implementing regulations
    1. Key provisions
    2. Distinctions between the new reforms and the FCPA
  2. Enforcement of the anti-corruption laws
  3. Best practices for compliance—what companies should do now


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Who is covered by Mexico’s new anti-corruption reforms?
  • How do these new laws differ from the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?
  • What types of procedures are advised to mitigate liability under the new regime?
  • What steps can companies take to minimize corruption risks under Mexico’s anti-corruption reform?


Chavez, Carlos
Carlos Chávez

Galicia Abogados

Mr. Chavez focuses on operations related to regulated markets, economic competition and contracting with the public...  |  Read More

Ellis, Matteson
Matteson Ellis

Miller & Chevalier

Mr. Ellis has extensive experience in all areas of international anti-corruption compliance and enforcement. With a...  |  Read More

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