JULY 08, 2020

Latin America Corruption Survey | 2020 Edition.


Compliance Department | Results of the 2020 Latin America Corruption Survey

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are pleased to share the results of the 2020 Latin America Corruption Survey, led by US law firm Miller & Chevalier, in collaboration with fourteen firms of the region: Beccar Varela (Argentina), BLP (Costa Rica), Brigard & Urrutia Abogados (Colombia), Carey y Cía (Chile), Demarest Advogados (Brazil), Ferrere Abogados (Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay), García & Bodán (El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua), Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández (Dominican Republic), Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque (Venezuela), Lovill (Panama), Orihuela Abogados (Peru), Paz Horowitz Abogados (Ecuador), QIL+4 Abogados (Guatemala), and Von Wobeser y Sierra (Mexico).

The survey investigates perspectives on the effectiveness of anti-corruption laws in the region and compares the data obtained in each country. It analyzes the consequences of corruption, prosecution of offenders, levels of corruption, and compliance programs, among other key issues.

The survey took place from January 20 to February 25, 2020, just before the COVID-19 outbreak. It was completed by 946 respondents: 20% of them identified themselves as a lawyer, 20% as a senior executive, 17% as a director, and 9% as a compliance officer; 52% of the respondents work in local/regional companies and 47% in multinational companies. Responses were received from individuals working throughout the Americas in a broad range of industry sectors, including agriculture, banking, construction, consumer products, energy, food and beverages, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals/medical devices. The findings of the survey offer important insight to understanding the region’s current challenges.

Links to the survey report

• English: 2020 Latin America corruption survey
• Spanish: Encuesta sobre corrupción en América Latina 2020
• Portuguese: Pesquisa sobre corrupçãona América Latina 2020

Should you require any further information on this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Maximiliano N. D’Auro