Compliance & Investigations

Argentine Anti-Corruption Law N°27.401

Legal entities shall be held criminally liable if they engage in any of the following five offenses: (a) public officers’ bribery or influence peddling (applicable to local and foreign public officers); (b) transactions prohibited for public officials; (c) illegal levies (d) illegal enrichment of public officials and employees; and (e) books and records related crimes.


ARGENTINE ANTI-CORRUPTION LAW

NEW BILL APPROVED BY THE CHAMBER OF SENATORS


Legal entities criminal liability for corruption crimes against public administration

The Argentine Anti-Corruption Office recently submitted to Argentine Congress a law proposal (“Anticorruption Bill”) providing criminal liability for legal entities regarding crimes of corruption against public administration and foreign bribery. The purpose of the Anticorruption Bill is to encourage legal entities to prevent the commission of corruption related crimes by implementing integrity programs and by cooperating with the authorities in order to provide more efficiency in law enforcement.