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Swiss National and Former Energy Executive Criminally Charged Under FCPA

In an illustration of the extraterritorial reach of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Alain Riedo, a Swiss citizen and the general manager of Maxwell Technologies S.A. (Maxwell), a Swiss subsidiary of a US public...more

11/4/2013 - Anti-Bribery Books & Records FCPA Internal Controls

Total Settles FCPA Bribery Claims for $398M

On May 29, French oil and gas company, Total SA, agreed to pay $398 million to settle US civil and criminal allegations that it paid bribes to win oil and gas contracts in Iran in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices...more

6/5/2013 - Bribery Compliance Conspiracies FCPA Investigations Settlement

SDNY Imposes Second Highest Penalty Under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York recently ordered Uriel Sharef, a former Siemens AG board member and German citizen accused of bribing Argentine government officials, to pay a $275,000 civil penalty...more

4/30/2013 - Bribery Civil Monetary Penalty FCPA Penalties SEC Settlement

SDNY Favors the SEC in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Action Involving Novel Issues of Statutory Interpretation

In a case addressing an issue of first impression involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the US District Court for the Southern District of New York adopted an expansive interpretation of the statute’s interstate...more

2/26/2013 - Bribery Email FCPA Foreign Nationals Interstate Commerce SEC SEC v Straub Statute of Limitations Tolling

SDNY Finds Lack of Personal Jurisdiction in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Claim

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York recently addressed whether the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) could reach a foreign executive of a non-US company. In contrast to the Straub case (see “SDNY...more

2/26/2013 - FCPA Foreign Defendants Personal Jurisdiction SEC SEC v Sharef Siemens

Second Circuit Denies Investor's Second Appeal for New Trial

Frederic Bourke Jr. (Bourke) recently lost a second appeal stemming from his 2009 conviction for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). That conviction arose out of Bourke’s investment in a venture that sought a...more

12/6/2012 - FCPA

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