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Mexico City Ethics Summit
Ethisphere's Mexico City Ethics Summit will convene ethics and compliance leaders from across the Americas to share best practices for building cultures of integrity and trust in global businesses. This program will provide an opportunity for participants to share thoughts
United States
11 Jun 2019
SBM Offshore N.V. Signs Five Party $340M Leniency Agreement To Resolve Petrobras Bribery Allegations In Brazil
SBM Offshore N.V. has reached a $340M settlement with both criminal and administrative prosecutors in Brazil to resolve allegations of bribery relating to the Petrobras scandal...
United States
1 Aug 2016
Morrison & Foerster's 2013 Insider Trading Annual Review - Looking Back
2013 witnessed several long-anticipated developments in the world of insider trading, punctuating another year of aggressive enforcement in the United States and abroad. After years of pursuit, DOJ indicted SAC Capital Advisors LP, and secured a guilty plea pursuant to which the hedge fund agreed to pay a combined record-breaking penalty of $1.8 billion to DOJ and the SEC
United States
14 Jan 2014
The Brazilian Clean Companies Act – What You Need To Know
2014 is set to be Brazil’s year. The FIFA World Cup is expected to bring 600,000 international visitors to 12 host cities, inject R$25 billion (£6.6 billion) into the economy and present Brazil’s vibrant culture to more than 700 million viewers worldwide. With the eyes of the world on Brazil, 2014 will also be the year that the country signals its intention to get tough on corruption; a problem which is perceived to have historically restricted economic growth and inhibited foreign investment.
11 Dec 2013
Recent FCPA Enforcement Actions Show Increased Scrutiny On Financial Services Sector
The U.S. Department of Justice has recently announced the indictment of a managing partner of U.S. broker-dealer Direct Access Partners.
United States
3 Jul 2013
New FCPA Decision: How Long Is The FCPA’s Reach?
A little more than a year after Deustche Telekom and Magyar Telekom entered into multi-million dollar settlements with the SEC and DOJ to resolve claims that the two companies violated the FCPA, three former Magyar executives lost their bid to have their parallel SEC enforcement action dismissed.
United States
21 Feb 2013
FCPA + Anti-Corruption Developments: 2012 End Of Summer Round-Up
While the temperatures rose this summer, the number of FCPA enforcement actions seems to have cooled off for the first time in the last five years.
United States
15 Oct 2012
China-Based Company’s Victory In Securities Fraud Case Reversed On Appeal
On August 1, 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit revived a putative securities fraud class action lawsuit.
United States
10 Aug 2012
FCPA Derivative Suit Dismissed: Complaint Devoid Of Specific Allegations Falls Woefully Short
In November 2010, Tidewater Inc. paid more than $15 million to US regulators to settle charges that it had violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA").
United States
12 Jul 2012
Is "Conscious Avoidance" Sufficient To Establish Knowledge Under The FCPA? Depends Which Court You Ask.
In 2011, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission continued their aggressive enforcement strategy to hold individuals accountable for FCPA violations.
United States
9 Jan 2012
Regulators Listen To Senate Critics: Eight Ex-Siemens Execs Charged For FCPA Violations
The Siemens case is undoubtedly the biggest case in FCPA enforcement history: the "pattern of bribery" involved was "unprecedented in scale and geographic reach."
United States
27 Dec 2011
Telecom Exec Sentenced To Record Breaking FCPA Prison Term: 15 Years
This week, Joel Esquenazi, the former president of Terra Telecommunications Corp., received the longest sentence ever handed down in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecution: fifteen years in prison.
United States
1 Nov 2011
Another Successful FCPA Prosecution Against Individuals—More Terra Telecom Execs Appear Headed For Prison For Haiti Bribes
After a two-and-a-half-week trial and five hours of deliberation, a federal jury in Miami last week returned yet another favorable verdict for the Department of Justice (the DOJ) in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") prosecution. Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez, former executives of Terra Telecommunications Corp., were convicted on all counts for their roles in a scheme to pay bribes to Haitian government officials at Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M. (Haiti Teleco).
United States
21 Aug 2011
Diageo’s Settlement With The SEC: A Stocked Bar Of FCPA Trends And Pitfalls
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) charged Diageo plc—one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of premium alcoholic beverages—with wide-ranging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the FCPA).
United States
17 Aug 2011
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance: Encouraging Employee Participation and Cooperation to Avoid Whistleblower Claims
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") prohibits making payments to foreign officials for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business.
United States
11 Apr 2011
Alcatel-Lucent Settles "Unprecedented" $137 Million FCPA Case
After a six-year international investigation, the DOJ and SEC announced that Alcatel-Lucent S.A. will pay one of the largest settlements in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act history.
United States
12 Jan 2011
DOJ Official Proclaims "New Era" of FCPA Enforcement
Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, Criminal Division, Department of Justice, announced a "new era of FCPA enforcement" this week. He emphasized that DOJ’s aggressive enforcement of the FCPA is "here to stay."
United States
1 Dec 2010
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