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Anti-Bribery Compliance Meets Permits, Approvals And Licences In India
Obtaining permissions, approvals and licences in India creates high risks for bribery on account of there being significant interaction between the company and government authorities.
29 Nov 2017
DOJ Fraud Section Offers Super Credit In FCPA Pilot Program
This week, the Fraud Section of the DOJ announced a pilot program that extends additional "mitigation credit" to qualifying companies that "fully cooperate" in matters involving the FCPA.
United States
11 Apr 2016
Making The FCPA "Reasonable" — Exceptions & Affirmative Defenses
So, we have covered the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act's ("FCPA") scope, but the FCPA anti-bribery provisions also contain certain exceptions and affirmative defenses.
United States
19 Nov 2015
DOJ Provides Guidance On Prosecution Of Individuals
The Department of Justice (DOJ) long has required entities seeking credit for cooperating with its investigations to provide what it terms "full and truthful" cooperation.
United States
21 Sep 2015
Spain Sets A New Milestone With Its Corporate Compliance Statute
As of July 1 of this year, Spain becomes the latest in a string of nations with a corporate compliance defense.
27 Aug 2015
Top Antitrust Issues Facing Automotive Suppliers In 2015
Recent U.S. and international antitrust developments will have important implications in 2015 for the automotive industry.
16 Jan 2015
Alstom's FCPA Guilty Plea And Fine Of $772 Million Offer Compelling Lessons
The December 23, 2014, announcement by the U.S. DOJ that Alstom, S.A. pled guilty to two FCPA charges and agreed to pay $772 million in fines generated headlines for the record-breaking size of the fine.
United States
2 Jan 2015
Anti-Bribery And FCPA Compliance Guide For U.S. Companies Doing Business In India
The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 ("FCPA") presents significant liability, risks, and compliance challenges for U.S. firms pursuing business opportunities in India.
United States
23 Nov 2014
A Compilation Of Non-Enforcement Actions
The SEC's Custody Rule was recently revised by the SEC* to target the abuses cited in the Madoff Ponzi scheme and other frauds.
United States
6 Mar 2014
U.S. Supreme Court: Silence Admissible
When faced with questions from a government investigator, a person’s silence can now be used in a criminal trial against the person who was questioned and declined to provide an answer.
United States
25 Jul 2013
Domestic Anti-Bribery Enforcement May Be On The Rise In China: Multinationals Must Focus On Anti-Corruption Compliance
Until recently, the primary risk that China’s culture of business corruption posed to multinationals was that they might run afoul of the FCPA or the UK Bribery Act.
8 May 2013
The Penalties For Stealing Trade Secrets Just Became Worse
When the U.S. Congress enacted it in 1996, the Economic Espionage Act (EAA) made the theft, transmission, or receipt of trade secrets a federal crime.
United States
18 Jan 2013
Business Crimes Perspectives
The longest prison term ever imposed in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") case -- fifteen years -- was recently given to Joel Esquenazi, former president of Terra Telecommunications Corporation, after a jury convicted him under the FCPA for bribes paid to officials at Haiti Teleco, a state-owned telecommunications agency.
United States
2 Dec 2011
Government Takes Another Step In Holding Corporate Executives Accountable In The Absence Of Personal Wrongdoing
On April 12, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified Forest Laboratories, Inc.'s CEO Howard Solomon that it intended to exclude him from participating in federal health care programs.
United States
11 May 2011
Guidance Published March 2011 Regarding The U.K. Bribery Act 2010
On March 30, 2011, the U.K. Ministry of Justice issued long-awaited finalized guidance (Guidance) on what constitutes "adequate procedures," that is, compliance policies and procedures, under the U.K. Bribery Act 2010 (U.K. Bribery Act).
United States
11 Apr 2011
Employees to be Paid for Blowing the Whistle on FCPA Violations
On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. One section tucked into this major financial law will have important implications for companies that do business overseas — the Act contains a broad whistleblower provision that creates a right for whistleblowers to recover monies when they report securities violations to the SEC, including violations of the anti-bribery and books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practice
United States
26 Jul 2010
Boyle v. United States: Supreme Court Defines Requirements For An "Association-In-Fact" Enterprise Under RICO
On June 8, 2009, the United States Supreme Court handed down the much-anticipated decision in Boyle v. United States (No. 07-1309), establishing the requirements to prove the existence of an “association-in-fact” enterprise within the meaning of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. §§1961-68.
United States
24 Jun 2009
Congress Quickly Passes Significant FCA Amendments As Part Of A Bill Funding Federal Law Enforcement
Significant new amendments to the federal False Claims Act (FCA) were signed into law on May 20, 2009 as part of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 (FERA).
United States
4 Jun 2009
A Compilation Of Enforcement And Non-Enforcement Actions - January 2009
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of securities fraud claims by the two hedge funds, Stark Trading and Shepherd Investments International Ltd.
United States
16 Feb 2009
FCPA Compliance Lessons From The Record-Setting Siemens Enforcement Action
In December 2008, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (Siemens) agreed to pay $800 million in combined fines and penalties to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) charges for engaging in a pattern of bribery the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) termed unprecedented in scale and geographic scope.
United States
15 Jan 2009
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