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"United States: International Cooperation, Anti-Corruption and Tax Remain Key Issues for Enforcement Authorities"

U.S. authorities continue to aggressively pursue cross-border investigations and to scrutinize closely the compliance programs of multinational corporations. Investigative activity by U.S. authorities in 2014 was particularly...more

1/28/2015 - Bribery Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corruption Cross-Border DOJ FCPA IRS Market Manipulation Multinationals Prudential Regulation Authority Regulatory Agencies Serious Fraud Office Strategic Enforcement Plan Tax Fraud

"Robust Action Dominates Global Government Enforcement Landscape"

In the global criminal and regulatory enforcement arena, robust enforcement actions against multinational companies are likely to continue worldwide in 2015. In North and South America, Europe and Asia, with criminal...more

1/27/2015 - Antitrust Investigations Brazil China Criminal Prosecution Enforcement Financial Institutions France Fraud Germany Global Marketplace Multinationals Strategic Enforcement Plan UK

"Eleventh Circuit Addresses Scope of FCPA Coverage of Activity Involving State-Controlled Business Enterprises"

On May 16, 2014, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit provided the first appellate court interpretation of the reach of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to conduct involving...more

5/21/2014 - Appeals Controlled Foreign Corporations DOJ FCPA Foreign Official Instrumentality SEC Telecommunications Terra Telecommunications

"UK Issues Guidelines for Deferred Prosecution Agreements"

Introduction - Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) are now available in the United Kingdom as a means of resolving criminal investigations of certain serious economic crimes other than by guilty plea, trial or...more

3/11/2014 - Deferred Prosecution Agreements Investigations UK

"Government Enforcement: Aggressive Efforts Continue Around the Globe"

Government enforcement efforts in 2013 produced major settlements of matters relating to the global financial crisis, high-profile insider trading convictions, near-record amounts of FCPA settlements, and new pledges of...more

1/29/2014 - Compliance Cross-Border DOJ Enforcement Actions FCPA FIRREA Fraud IRS SEC Settlement Tax Evasion

"The SEC’s Renewed Scrutiny on Accounting Cases: Expected Focus Areas and How Companies Can Prepare"

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) has announced plans to reinvigorate its enforcement efforts with respect to accounting issues. These plans include adding dedicated personnel and using data...more

9/23/2013 - Accounting Audits Data Mining Enforcement Actions Financial Reporting SEC Whistleblowers

"SEC Announces First Non-Prosecution Agreement in an FCPA Matter"

On April 22, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its first non-prosecution agreement (NPA) with a company in a matter involving alleged violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The...more

4/29/2013 - Compliance Customs FCPA Illegal Imports Non-Prosecution Agreements Ralph Lauren SEC Self-Reporting

"Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions: Implementing a Risk-Based Approach"

Anti-corruption issues continue to present significant risks in acquisition and investment transactions because regulators continue robust enforcement in this area and emerging markets often present the greatest economic...more

2/7/2013 - Anti-Corruption Compliance DOJ Due Diligence FCPA FCPA Resource Guide Jurisdiction Risk-Based Approaches SEC

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