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EY Fraud Survey & Compliance Fatigue. Do as I say not as I do.

A few weeks ago I posted “EY Global Fraud Survey: “Depressing,” yes, surprising, no” and shortly thereafter, Philipp Kloeber, Consultant at Ernst & Young, Melbourne, Australia was kind enough to refer me to the EY paper...more

Cartel Fines: Liability of Private Equity Funds

The European Commission has held Goldman Sachs jointly and severally liable for a cartel infringement committed by Prysmian, an Italian cable maker formerly owned by Goldman Sachs’ private equity arm. The decision is a stark...more

Miners Triumph And Opinion Release 14-01

On this date in 1966, the Texas Western University (now UTEP) Miners won the NCAA Basketball Championship, beating the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Now the first round has not even started by March 19, but it is not the...more

Canada's Ambitious Free Trade Agenda: The Recently Concluded Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

On March 11, 2014, the Canadian government announced that it had concluded a new free trade agreement with South Korea following negotiations that have lasted for over nine years. This agreement is stated to be part of the...more

China’s Simplified Merger Review Program May Significantly Reduce Wait Times For Certain Global Transactions

MOFCOM announces simplified merger-review program that could accelerate antitrust clearance from Chinese authorities for many transactions. MOFCOM estimates as many as 60% of notified transactions will qualify and receive...more

How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China [Video]

The recent headlines on China's expanding anti-corruption investigation and enforcement action is a significant event in global anti-corruption enforcement. For companies operating in China, the risks have now increased...more

What's the One Thing Missing From Your Corporate Compliance Program?

What's the one thing missing from most corporate compliance programs? For a legal perspective, that's the question we put to corporate attorneys writing on JD Supra, asking each to commit to just one essential element...more

ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney Joe Hameline, Chair of Mintz Levin's Litigation Practice, talks about the increasing role of the US International Trade Commission in protecting intellectual property in the United States....more

Guidelines of the Federal Antimonopoly Service

In this alert we discuss the Guidelines on the Procedure and Technique of Analysis of Joint Venture Agreements Containing Non-Compete Clauses which were approved by the Presidium of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS of...more

Getting the Deal Through - Mergers & Acquisitions - 2013: Ukraine

1 Types of transaction: How may businesses combine? Mergers - In accordance with Ukrainian law, mergers may be performed in two ways: as a consolidation and as a joining. Both types of merger entail...more

License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad [Video]

Our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, investigates the biggest issues facing global business. The first of five reports and video commentary, Licence to travel, examines the...more

Four Key Board Responsibilities for Monitoring Risk and Compliance

Introduction: High Pressure Regulatory Environment - Now more than ever, there is increased regulatory pressure on organizations – and their Boards of Directors – to create and maintain effective ethics and compliance...more

The Compliance Stepchild: Antitrust

Let’s try and put this all in perspective. Last fiscal year, the Antitrust Division collected over $1 billion in criminal fines and sent a number of senior executives to prison. ...more

Dow Jones’ Anti-Corruption Survey: Key Findings

During the past few years, there has continued to be a shift in the amount of attention companies are putting towards corruption concerns and anti-corruption programs. This is evident in the recent survey of 311 compliance...more

Understanding & Mitigating Third Party Corruption Risk Under Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act

The use of third party agents in international operations or business development, whether consultants, sales representatives, customs brokers, contractors or distributors, is often unavoidable. This may be because the...more

Will 2013 Bring a New European Patent System?

European patent reform could finally become a reality in 2013. Last December, the European Parliament approved draft regulations for a unified patent system. The agreement must still be ratified by at least thirteen member...more

China’s Antitrust Authority Imposes Fines on Foreign Corporations for the First Time

Recently China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) imposed an RMB 353 million (USD 56.7 million) penalty against an international price-fixing cartel of LCD manufacturers, the largest the NDRC has ever imposed...more

JFTC Releases Survey on Corporate Compliance Efforts and Recommends Best Practices

On November 28, 2012, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”) published the findings of its 2012 survey of corporate compliance practices based on (i) responses from approximately 879 companies listed on the Tokyo Stock...more

It's Your Business Newsletter -- December 2012

In This Issue: ..Export Controls: Increased Enforcement Demands an Effective Export Compliance Program - United States exporters are subject to an extremely complex and often overlapping system of export...more

The New SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Overcoming the Challenges of Compliance

On August 22, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a controversial and far-reaching rule laying out the obligations that publicly traded companies must meet under the "Conflict Minerals" provisions of the...more

Germany Amends Competition Law: Key Changes

On 18 October, the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) adopted several changes to German competition law. The new legislation still has to be passed by the second chamber of the German parliament (Bundesrat) but the...more

When the CEO Says No to Compliance: FCPA Insights from Watergate's Egil "Bud" Krogh

A recent video posted by the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics highlights one of the most difficult ethical issues facing FCPA compliance officers – doing your job when the CEO does not want you to. To provide some guidance...more

Doing Business in Canada: Offences Under The Competition Act

The Competition Act, which is Canada’s antitrust legislation, restricts anti-competitive business practices. The Act is designed to ensure fair competition in the Canadian marketplace. Over the last 26 years, the Act has...more

Parental Liability: The Importance of Following the Rebuttal Procedure Carefully

Rights of the Defence in the Context of Parental Liability – Ballast Nedam Infra BV v European Commission judgment illustrates how a formal point of procedure can be an effective weapon to pierce the fortress created by the...more

Novità in materia di comunicazioni antitrust e di finanziamento dell’Autorità garante

Il decreto legge “Crescitalia” n. 1/2012, come modificato dalla legge di conversione n. 27/2012, ha operato una radicale riforma del sistema di finanziamento dell’Autorità garante della concorrenza e del mercato. In base...more

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