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If you are not aware, please take note that the July 20, 2015 deadline is fast approaching for comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposed rule on the export control of certain...more
TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is a comprehensive trade and investment agreement currently being negotiated between the EU and the US. The main aims of the proposed agreement are to increase trade...more
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
In a “Catch Me If You Can” like panel, a former US and UN prosecutor and former FCPA violator/ turned cooperator discuss the realities of corporate anti-bribery compliance.
It’s not often that compliance officers are...more
Contractors already have begun to notice the inclusion of the new human trafficking FAR contract clause, required to be incorporated into all new federal government contracts. The rule imposes affirmative duties on federal...more
European companies subject to FCPA jurisdiction or comparable European jurisdictions, and doing business in emerging markets such as the BRIC nations, face a rigorous compliance standard. Firms must have compliance processes...more
Congress is required to enact secondary legislation to implement these reforms within one year.
On May 27, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law constitutional reforms (the Reforms) designed to strengthen...more
In This Issue:
- Right to Modify?
- International Brands May Trigger Cross-Border Interest in EU Tenders
- Q&A with James Koukios
- GSA Data Reporting
- International IT Companies Face Continuing...more
Last week I had the pleasure and honor of participating in the Oslo, 2015 Anti-Corruption Conference, at the invitation of Helge Kvamme, Partner, Investigations and Compliance, Selmer Law Firm, Norway, and a member of the...more
You are the chief legal officer of a U.S. company. Your CEO walks into your office and announces that your company is about to conclude its first international sale. In addition, the company has just appointed distributors in...more
New laws, increased enforcement and broadened liability increase the urgency for companies working in Mexico to put processes in place to prevent corruption within their own organizations and among their business...more
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is currently accepting comments on methods of improving the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as well as harmonizing these regulations with the clearance requirements under the...more
Today is the first of a two part interview with Robert “Bob” Appleton and is an edited version of the entire interview which will be available for download when part II is published next week....more
What is TTIP?
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ('TTIP') is an ambitious trade and investment agreement currently being negotiated between the European Commission and the United States. The European...more
In April 2015, the UK Bribery Act (UKBA) celebrated its fifth birthday. In the same month, the Serious Fraud Office brought a third round of corruption charges under the UKBA in the Alstom case. Those allegations, brought...more
Small businesses often enter into government contracts unaware of all the laws and regulations that may apply when selling to the government. One of the laws that is often overlooked is the Trade Agreement Act (TAA). ...more
So, we have covered the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s (“FCPA”) scope, but the FCPA anti-bribery provisions also contain certain exceptions and affirmative defenses. These exceptions and affirmative defenses attempt to carve...more
Welcome to the April 2015 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month in anticorruption developments, Canadian transportation giant faces scrutiny for alleged bribery in South...more
Take a simple bribery scenario. A foreign Government Minister is the key decision-maker for the award of a contract to build and operate infrastructure, say a toll road. A UK contractor wins the contract in a purportedly...more
April 10, 2015 Authors: Elizabeth A. Lalik and Katherine A. Fearn Amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) aimed at eliminating substandard labor conditions within government contractors' supply chains went into...more
Most compliance officers and practitioners reside in a headquarters building, far from the front lines of international commerce where the realities of business pressures can collide with ethics and compliance programs. Take...more
Today I welcome Sherbir Panag, for another post in my series of country discussions, where we will address Bribery and Anti-Bribery Compliance in India. As a forward, this was an interesting engagement, as it provided me...more
Consistent with the US Government’s zero tolerance policy concerning human trafficking, a cadre of government agencies recently published a final rule amending the current Federal Acquisition Regulations provisions on human...more
In late January, the FAR Council issued its long-awaited final rule amending the FAR to strengthen the U.S. Government’s policy against human trafficking. As discussed below, the amendments may have far-reaching compliance...more
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
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