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The Commodity Futures Trading Commision (CFTC) is investigating a large number of trades in energy and metal markets to determine whether traders illegally used over-the-counter swaps markets to trade futures....more
Businesses in the oil and gas industry are cautioned to pay careful attention to evolutions in anti-corruption law in the jurisdictions where they operate. The U.S. government has successfully enforced the Foreign Corrupt...more
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is no stranger to scandal and controversial statements, but lately his words and actions seem to be providing cause for concern outside of the European Union....more
Several major international oil exploration companies and a logistics provider have allegedly initiated internal investigations in response to allegations of bribery involving a joint venture entity and Kazakh Customs...more
Federal prosecutors continue their aggressive enforcement of criminal laws against companies and individuals using aggressive investigative techniques, novel theories and new strategies which are testing the limits of due...more
The Justice Department and the SEC are targeting private equity companies for anti-corruption enforcement. Private equity companies are most at risk in their ownership of private equity companies....more
A key, but often overlooked, part of any anti-corruption compliance program is the need to document decisions made by the company. Documentation is critical to demonstrate the company's intent -- the absence of criminal...more
The Obama Administration is aggressively prosecuting companies for criminal violations of anti-corruption, health care, labor and environmental laws. This article examines the aruments for and against imposing criminal...more
The person of the year for 2011 -- The Chief Compliance Officer...more
This article examines the issue of materiality and FCPA disclosures...more
This article examines how to design internals to protect against bribery by foreign subsidiaries...more
A look at health care fraud enforcement and compliance program elements...more
Global retailers ahve come udner scrutiny for FCPA violations -- this article examines the risks...more
An examination of collateral litigation risks from FCPA violations...more
An examination of the Department of Justice's assertion of extra-territorial jurisdiction over foreign entities for FCPA enforcement...more
FCPA trends and predictions for 2012...more
The evolution of the global LNG market continues apace, influenced at a macro level most recently by the need for ever greater quantities of LNG in a post-tsunami, nuclear-power-short Japan, faced with massive...more
On June 24, 2011, after entering a plea of guilty to a charge of bribing a foreign public official, Calgary-based Niko Resources Ltd. (Niko) was sentenced to a fine of approximately $9.5 million and placed on three...more
The most recent theft of almost US$38 million in EU Emission Trading System carbon credits may shift political support in favor of centralization and abolition of national registries.
On January 20, 2011, the European...more
This articles reviews recent anti-corruption efforts affecting energy and infrastructure companies, and discusses key elements associated with compliance programs....more
An investment company’s representation that certain energy bonds were backed by the State of Georgia—when they were in fact guarantied by Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.—could subject the firm to liability for securities...more
Opening Day of the Baseball season is fast approaching and perhaps it is time to give a baseball statistician’s view to the Nigerian bribery case.
To close out the FCPA year, on December 31 the telecom equipment maker UTStarcom Inc. agreed to pay the Justice Department $1.5 million in criminal fines and pay the SEC an additional $1.5 in penalties to resolve Foreign...more
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