An article from Dentons on 9th October reported that Costa Rica became the latest country in Latin America to introduce a corporate criminal liability law, following the example of countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile and most recently Peru.  An OECD requirement, it came into force on June 11th and law enforces criminal liability against legal entities (public or private) that are registered and domiciled in Costa Rica, as well as foreign companies that have agencies, subsidiaries or branches or that carry out business in Costa Rica.  It covers criminal offences committed by its employees or representatives that are related to corruption issues, domestic and transnational bribery.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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