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Avoid the Quick Fix: Addressing Government Contracting Ethical Breaches That Can Destroy A Business

For the last 15 years, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has garnered the most “compliance” attention by companies and the media due to the severe penalties associated with the bribing of foreign government officials....more

Second Highest Penalty in FCPA History Comes with a Caution from the Bench about the Limits of the Act’s Jurisdiction

In Brief - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act covers a nearly boundless range of business conduct by issuers and their agents in an ever more global world. Yet the contrast in sentences handed down in two recent FCPA...more

Canadian Government Announces Proposed Amendments to Anticorruption Law

Amendments aim to improve enforcement of Canadian foreign corruption law by expanding jurisdiction, creating a books and records offense, eliminating the facilitation payments exception, redefining "business" and enforcement...more

Is The Era Of Cheap Goods From China Over?

Many businesses in the United States chose to have goods manufactured in China because doing so has been a low cost alternative to manufacturing at home. But economists and business leaders have increasingly begun to...more

Re-branding Can Be A Useful Tool For Business

Image is everything, as they say, or at least a crucial first impression. That’s why businesses, even those that have been around for many years, must remain constantly vigilant of how others, especially customers and...more

United Kingdom Supreme Court Rules That Courts Always Retain Final Decision To Determine Arbitrator’s Jurisdictional Authority

Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Holding Company v. The Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan, 2010 UKSC 46 (3 November 2010), involved an attempt by a company (Dallah) operating in Saudi Arabia to enforce...more

Foreign States May Be Liable For Tortious Acts Committed By Their Employees

The "tortious act exception" of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (“FSIA,” 28 U.S.C. § 1605(a)(5)) provides that a foreign state, or its official or employee, is not immune from money damages sought against...more

Corporations Not Liable Under Torture Victim Protection Act

The Torture Victim Protection Act (“TVPA”) was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1992 “to carry out obligations of the United States under the United Nations Charter and other international agreements pertaining to the...more

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