Kiera Gans

Kiera Gans

DLA Piper

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The Global Anti-Corruption Perspective - Q3 2014

TOP 10 TIPS FOR COUNTERING SMALL BRIBES - The issue of so-called facilitation payment’ and other small bribes is a thorn in the side of many international businesses. Not only is it difficult to do business in many...more

9/25/2014 - Best Management Practices Bribery Corporate Social Responsibility Distributors Due Diligence EU Data Protection Laws Facilitation Payments FCPA Internal Controls Multinationals Third-Party Liability

Third parties: 4 FCPA takeaways for working with distributors

There is a growing appreciation that companies can be held liable for the actions of third parties under the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws. In this article, we highlight four key challenges and related “cures” for...more

9/25/2014 - Best Management Practices Corporate Counsel Corporate Governance Distributors FCPA Third-Party Third-Party Liability

International Arbitration Newsletter Q3 2014

COUR DE CASSATION QUASHES DECISION THAT DISREGARDED ICC RULE ON TIME LIMITS TO ARBITRATOR CHALLENGES - In the latest installment of a seven-year saga that has captured the attention of the arbitration community, the...more

9/24/2014 - Arbitration International Arbitration

The Fifth Circuit examines co-defendants’ acts and the waiver doctrine

The US Fifth Circuit recently examined whether the acts of an arbitration proponent’s co-defendants may be imputed to that proponent for the purposes of determining it had waived its right to arbitrate, especially where the...more

9/23/2014 - Appeals Arbitration Doctrine of Waiver Oil & Gas

US federal courts take limited review of parties’ challenges to arbitrators

Challenges to arbitrator appointments have become a hot topic in international arbitration, having arisen in several high-profile international arbitrations this year. Mimicking some of the cases arising in the...more

12/23/2013 - Arbitration Arbitrators Federal Arbitration Act ICSID

International Arbitration - Q4 2013

AUSTRALIA: NEW GOVERNMENT MAY LEAD TO OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTOR/STATE ARBITRATION - This autumn, the people of Australia elected a new federal government, presenting a number of potential opportunities for...more

12/23/2013 - Arbitration Australia Cross-Border Derivatives ICSID International Arbitration Investors

Tackling the realities of due diligence in a global setting

The Resource Guide to US FCPA* (the Guidance) promulgated by the DOJ and SEC emphasizes the need for appropriate due diligence and vetting before engaging third parties. The Guidance details the need to conduct...more

10/26/2013 - Anti-Corruption DOJ Due Diligence FCPA FCPA Resource Guide SEC Third-Party

The Global Anti-Corruption Perspective - October 2013

CHINA’S NEW WAVE OF REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT: WHAT MULTINATIONALS NEED TO KNOW - Since Xi Jiping became China’s leader this year, the PRC has seen the launch of an unprecedented, sweeping government campaign to tackle...more

10/25/2013 - Anti-Corruption Bribery China Compliance Corporate Gifts Enforcement FCPA Multinationals White Collar Crimes

International Arbitration News - Q3 2013

US SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS FREEDOM OF CONTRACT PRINCIPLE IN ANTITRUST CLASS ARBITRATION - In the recent case of American Express co. et. al. v. Italian Colors Restaurant et al., the US Supreme Court addressed the validity...more

10/1/2013

US Supreme Court upholds freedom of contract principle in antitrust class arbitration

In the recent case of American Express co. et. al. v. Italian Colors Restaurant et al., the US Supreme Court addressed the validity of a contractual waiver to class arbitration where the cost of individually arbitrating a...more

9/30/2013 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Antitrust Litigation Arbitration Class Action Class Certification Collective Actions Contract Formation SCOTUS

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