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This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The SEC named ratings giant Standard & Poor’s in three actions this week and one of its senior executives in another. The firm settled all three actions, admitting to a series of facts but not violations of the law in one...more

FCPA Digest - January 2015

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this issue: - Recent Trends and Patterns in FCPA Enforcement - Foreign Bribery Criminal Prosecution Under the FCPA - Foreign Bribery Civil Actions Instituted by the Department of Justice under the...more

Senior U.S. Officials Discuss FCPA Enforcement Trends and Activity

by Morgan Lewis on

Regulators speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 30th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act tout large penalties, enhanced international cooperation, and a renewed focus on individual...more

Canada Announces New Initiative for Disclosure of Payments to Governments

by John Boscariol on

On June 12, 2013, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the introduction of a new transparency initiative in Canada that will require Canadian companies in the extractive industries, including mining, oil and gas,...more

California Attorney General Brings Action Against Standard and Poor’s

On February 5, the Attorney General of California, Kamala D. Harris, filed suit in Superior Court in California against Standard & Poor’s and its parent company, the McGraw Hill Company. The Complaint alleges violations of...more

An Improved NAFTA? Investor-State Arbitration Provisions Under the Colombia-US Free Trade Agreement

Chapter 11 of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was the first international trade agreement provision to give foreign investors a direct cause of action for investment disputes against the host government in...more

Remote Control - Anti Corruption Laws Toughen Up for Businesses in China

by Richard Kimber on

The lesson for all companies conducting operations in China, especially if affiliates or subsidiaries of US or UK headquartered companies, is that detailed compliance programmes will need to be instituted. Regulatory...more

Ifrah Law’s Blog Wrap-up, February 19 – March 8

by Ifrah PLLC on

This is the third of a regular series of posts that summarize and wrap up our latest thoughts that have appeared recently on Ifrah Law’s blogs. 1. Will the Internet Taint a Loughner Verdict? Is it impossible for accused...more

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