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Mexican state oil company Pemex has filed a lawsuit in New York seeking to recover nearly $160 million from Germany's Siemens and South Korea's SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. in a global bribery case, a law firm...more
More than 35 years after becoming law, the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice and the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission released their long-awaited guidance on the...more
Following on the heels of the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), events in Canada provide further reason for companies on both sides of the border to increase...more
On January 25, 2013, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench approved a $10.35 million penalty against Griffiths Energy International Inc. (Griffiths) for a violation of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act1 (CFPOA) in...more
On February 5, 2013 Bill S-14, the Fighting Foreign Corruption Act was introduced in Canada’s Senate. It proposes the most significant amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) since it came into...more
Pre-Trial diversion or settlement agreements have been increasingly used as a tool by government agencies as a means of resolving corporate liability for misconduct or fraud perpetrated by an organization's employees,...more
New law imposes heavy sanctions on individuals and companies offering money and gifts to obtain an advantage in the procurement of public contracts.
Mexico has joined a growing number of Latin American countries that...more
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2012 released the following:
“Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence Operating in the U.S. and Russia...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Government Contractor Indictments Provide Reminder of Importance of Strong Workplace Policies, Training and Enforcement pages 1 - 2
- Winter Olympics in Russia Set Stage for FCPA Scrutiny pages 2...more
Recent enforcement activities in Canada under its Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), including the conviction of Niko Resources Ltd. (Niko) in June of last year and ongoing high-profile Royal Canadian Mounted...more
The Justice Department urges companies to voluntarily disclose FCPA violations. In exchange for a confession, DOJ offers companies two important benefits: (1) absolution for any criminal activity; and (2) a reduced criminal...more
La nueva Ley Federal Anticorrupción en Contrataciones Públicas (la "Ley Anticorrupción"), entró en vigor el día 12 de junio de 2012. La presente Ley tiene por objeto establecer las responsabilidades y sanciones a las personas...more
Mexico's new federal Anti-Corruption in Public Contracts Law (the "Anti-Corruption Law") became effective on June 12, 2012. The Law establishes liabilities and penalties on foreign and Mexican individuals and corporations who...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that corporate espionage has cost American companies $13 billion from trade secrets stolen by company insiders and given to hostile foreign governments.
To combat this...more
Five freight forwarders who have performed significant work for the U.S. Government and Government contractors have been added to the Excluded Party List System (EPLS), meaning that they have been debarred from U.S....more
On Tuesday, January 17, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed a deferred prosecution agreement requiring Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) to pay $54.6 million in criminal penalties...more
The enactment of Anti-Bribery legislations had impacted how a corporation can do business around the globe. Some of those legislations, namely Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act 2010, are long-arm...more
The guilty plea of Calgary-based Niko Resources Ltd. represents the most significant development in Canada’s efforts to fight foreign bribery since the 1999 implementation of Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public...more
Expansion of US Sanctions Against Iran
In response to recent determinations regarding the expansion of Iranian nuclear capability, the United States has announced enhanced US economic sanctions targeting Iran. The new...more
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