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Doing Business in Cuba Under the FCPA

by Thomas Fox on

I want to consider the impending opening of Cuba to US business, what you can do now and what you must wait for until the embargo is lifted; all from the perspective of compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...more

Use of Social Media In a Best Practices Compliance Program

by Thomas Fox on

Why should you integrate social media into your compliance program? In a compliance program, a large portion of your consumers/customers are your employees. Social media presents some excellent mechanisms to communicate the...more

The General Cable FCPA Enforcement Action

by Thomas Fox on

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continued their stunning run of 2016 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions right up to the end of the year with the announcement...more

The Embraer FCPA Enforcement Action

by Thomas Fox on

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continued their stunning 2016 run of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) decisions with the announcement of the resolution of the Embraer SA...more

Agencies and the Department of Justice Raise Level of Civil Penalties for Violations

by Baker Donelson on

Under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other agencies have raised the maximum civil penalties (CMPs) for legal...more

The New Canadian Integrity Regime: Compliance Carrots to Join the Debarment Sticks

Today we welcome Kristine Robidoux, Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, for an analysis of the new Canadian Integrity Regime. As Canada has one of the most robust Debarment regimes which includes anti-bribery enforcement,...more

Canada Lays Corruption and Fraud Charges Against SNC-Lavalin

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On February 19, 2015, the RCMP laid corruption and fraud charges against the SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., its division SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc., and its subsidiary SNC-Lavalin International Inc. under section 3(1)(b) of the...more

Never Let Them See You Coming—Keys to Setting Up Witnesses Interviews In An Internal Investigation

“So you are the great lawyer I’ve been told about!  But, you are so young!  I was expecting an old lawyer.” With those words, the silver-haired senior-level executive of the customs broker I was investigating for bribery let...more

Miners Triumph And Opinion Release 14-01

by Thomas Fox on

On this date in 1966, the Texas Western University (now UTEP) Miners won the NCAA Basketball Championship, beating the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Now the first round has not even started by March 19, but it is not the...more

Anti-Bribery Legislations: A Business Barrier?

by Dinesh Kumar Jap on

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

Putting the Lid on State-Sanctioned Cartels: Why the State Action Doctrine in its Current Form Should Become a Remnant of the Past

by Eric Gorman on

This Article argues that not only is it appropriate to rein in expansion of the state action doctrine, but also courts should go one step further and remodel the doctrine to more closely resemble the European Union’s...more

FCPA Settlement Agreements, Monitors and Self Monitoring

by John Hanson on

This article explores an apparent trend of the DOJ less frequently requiring Independent Corporate Monitors as part of their settlement agreements (i.e. deferred prosecution agreements, non-prosecution agreements,...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

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