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Gas Company Receives First Declination of 2017 Under FCPA Pilot Program

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on June 16, 2017, announced its first declination of 2017 and the closing of its investigation of Linde North America Inc. and Linde Gas North America LLC (collectively, Linde) concerning...more

Why Do People Bribe and What Stops Them?

In an interview with Barry Vitou, Partner, Pinsent Masons, as posted in www.thebriberyact.com, we discuss why people bribe, what stops them, and what someone should do if they crossed an ethical or legal guardrail. Is it ever...more

Modern Enforcement: Rolls-Royce’s $800 Million Global Settlement

by Bracewell LLP on

Rolls-Royce plc, a UK-based company that manufactures engines and generators for the aerospace, defense, marine, and energy sectors, has agreed to pay over $800 million to resolve parallel investigations by U.S., UK, and...more

Why all this hostility to compliance training?

The following article is written by Julian Fenwick, Managing Director, GRC Solutions, www.grcsolutions.com.au The old methods of compliance don’t work anymore. That’s the general argument made in a white paper entitled The...more

Purposeful Due Diligence Is More Than A Compliance Shield

In the second part of a Front-Line Interview, Control Risks CEO, Richard Fenning, addresses the deployment of due diligence as elevating, enhancing, and complementing a sensible risk-based approach to corruption risk. In this...more

International Business Attitudes to Corruption (Part I)

In the first of a two-part interview, Richard Fenning, CEO, Control Risks, addresses the Control Risks 2015/2016 Survey International Business Attitudes To Corruption. In this Front-Line interview, Mr. Fenning...more

How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China

by Michael Volkov on

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

Significant FCPA Enforcement Actions In 2013 – Individuals

by Thomas Fox on

77 years – that is how long Great Britain went without a native son winning the Men’s Singles title at Wimbledon....more

New Anti-Corruption Provisions in EU Legislation: Increased Accountability for Mining, Oil and Gas Companies

by Dechert LLP on

Large non-listed companies incorporated in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) which operate in the oil, gas and mining sectors will need to annually disclose any payments made to the national, regional or local authority of a...more

CFPOA Bribery Fine of $10.3 million Imposed on Canadian Company

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Griffiths Energy International Inc. (GEI) pleaded guilty on January 22, 2013, to one charge of bribing a foreign official contrary to the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). This is the third...more

Generator of Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Credits Found Guilty in Federal Court

In the first ever criminal prosecution associated with fraudulently generating renewable fuel credits known as Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), on June 25, 2012, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of...more

Matthew Secomb Explains How Oil And Gas Companies Can Deal With The UK’s move against bribery and corruption, and the implications...

by White & Case LLP on

Oil and gas companies do business in countries where bribery and corruption run rampant. Some of the most oil and gas-rich countries also find themselves at the bottom of Transparency International’s corruption perception...more

Anti-Corruption Laws & Compliance

by David Seide on

This articles reviews recent anti-corruption efforts affecting energy and infrastructure companies, and discusses key elements associated with compliance programs....more

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