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Relevant Laws

  • The Anti-corruption Act, Law 1474, of 2011: criminalizes active and passive bribery, foreign bribery, political corruption, and money laundering, among other crimes and establishes administrative, criminal, and fiscal sanctions as well as creating new agencies to tackle corruption.
  • Transnational Bribery Law, Law 1778 of 2016: creates direct corporate liability for bribes paid abroad and increases financial sanctions for individuals and corporations engaged in bribery. Legal entities subject to investigation by the Superintendence of Companies may also receive credit, and reduce potential penalties, for establishing compliance programs, self-reporting misconduct, and cooperating with authorities.

Relevant International Agreements

  • United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)
  • Inter-American Convention against Corruption (ICAC)
  • OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (OECD Anti-Bribery Convention)
  • Member of the OECD Anti-Bribery Committee

Enforcement Authorities

  • Superintendence of Companies
  • National Office of the Attorney General (OAG)
  • Special Directorate for Financial Investigations
  • Secretary of Transparency

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