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In the latest development in an SEC lawsuit filed Friday, February 15, U.S. District Judge Rakoff extended a freeze on a Swiss Goldman Sachs account linked to possible insider trading in H.J. Heinz Company call options. The...more
The FCPA Guidance contains good news and bad news. When I ask one of my kids which they want to hear first … they inevitably choose bad news first.
With that in mind, the FCPA Guidance includes relatively bad news on...more
At long last, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released their guidance on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) compliance and enforcement issues.
Corporate and in-house counsel not accustomed to dealing with white collar defense issues can put themselves and their clients at risk when dealing with bad actors within the company. A routine merger investigation gone wrong...more
July 11, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney.
Topics Include: Federal...more
In yesterday's Orthofix settlement for FCPA violations in Mexico, the SEC said what some of us already knew. The use of local language is essential to "effective" FCPA compliance. This article provides examples of why it is...more
As a consequence of the entry into force of the Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) on 1 July 2011, for the first time, anti-bribery due diligence has become a necessity for companies undertaking mergers, acquisitions and investments....more
The U.S. government settled an international investigation and threatened prosecution against ING Bank N.V. in a case highlighting the international nature of modern banking as well as governmental investigations and...more
Failing to comply with premerger document disclosure rules can lead to civil and criminal penalties for companies and their executives.
On May 3, 2012, Kyoungwon Pyo, a senior executive at Hyosung Corporation, agreed to...more
One does not usually associate the possibility of criminal penalties with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act premerger review process. However, on May 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced that an executive of a...more
General Counsel and Internal Compliance Officers get approached regularly by outside FCPA service providers. Given so many options, companies that are ready to enhance their FCPA compliance programs often do not know where to...more
Will the Wal-Mart bribery case in Mexico have a lasting effect on compliance? Or is it a fleeting headline? This article discusses some reasons they this FCPA case will matter....more
What is an FCPA compliance practitioner to make of the recent Wal-Mart de Mexico bribery allegations? This article lists eight insights into specific corruption risks raised by the matter....more
As the economy improves and merger activity increases, it is important to remember the risks of FCPA liability when acquiring a company or entering into a joint venture. Simply put, you don’t want to acquire...more
The annual National Conference on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in Washington, DC, hosted by American Conference Institute, is always a unique opportunity to hear from FCPA enforcement officials about what...more
In This Issue:
- A Letter From the Editor
- The Reverse Merger: Easy Way in or Illegitimate Access to U.S. Capital Markets?
- Cross-Cultural Communication: Guidance for the American Negotiator
Information on how to keep an embezzlement from taking place....more
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has provided a jarring reminder of the penalties for dishonesty in Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filings. On August 15, the DOJ announced that Nautilus Hyosung Holdings Inc. (NHI) agreed to...more
Compliance in Brazil: Current and Future Perspectives...more
In This Issue
01 WTO Appellate Body Report On U.S. Antidumping And Countervailing Duties Against China Upholds Many Of The Panel’s Legal Findings But Reverses On Two Key Issues
02 President Obama Visits Brazil,...more
A company is legally separate and distinct from its members. It is ultimately an artificial creation and it acts through its servants or agents. The decisions of a majority of its members in general meetings are regarded as...more
Stringent enforcement and significant criminal and civil penalties make the FCPA a powerful weapon in the global war on corruption. A 13-step action plan can enhance a company’s compliance and possibly limit its...more
At the end of this year, many commentators have weighed in on the changes in enforcement under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) over the past decade or the catastrophic increase in fines and disgorgement of profits...more
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