Bribery & Corruption in the Military. A Front-Line View (Part II)
Bribery & Corruption in the Military. A Front-Line View (Part I)
Polsinelli Podcasts - Why Bid Protests Are on The Rise
Legal Minute: Cybersecurity Reporting Requirements for Government Contractors
A Moment of Simple Justice - Jails for Sale
A Moment of Simple Justice - Death by Cop
Upcoming Affirmative Action Plan Requirements for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors
What should I do when I receive a letter from a prosecutor?
Annual Labor & Employment Update 2013
Ethics Laws and the Importance of Transparency for Public Officials
Polsinelli Podcast - Conducting Business With the Obama Administration
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Colombia Battles U.S. Investors for $17 Billion Treasure
Turbulent Market for Legal Services Forces Law Firms to Innovate
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
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
On June 1, 2015, Canada’s Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (“ESTMA”) came into force. Approved in December 2014, but not in force until this month, the act requires companies in the extractive sector to report...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 order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments in the past month with links to primary...more
This is the second part of my interview with Robert (“Bob”) Appleton, which is timely given our question and answer session at the upcoming Anti-Corruption Conference, Oslo, where we will engage in an interview titled...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
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
To advance anti-corruption thought leadership from other viewpoints, we interviewed Richard Bistrong. In this Q&A, CREATe.org’s anti-corruption expert Leslie Benton asks Mr. Bistrong about his personal and professional...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
On February 9, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed Jean Rene Duperval’s convictions for money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering, approving the U.S. Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) expansive approach to...more
Countries Subject to Various Restrictions by the U.S., EU, and UN -
Following are checklists of countries that are subject to a variety of U.S. and EU-imposed restrictions affecting international trade. The countries...more
The SEC named ratings giant Standard & Poor’s in three actions this week and one of its senior executives in another. The firm settled all three actions, admitting to a series of facts but not violations of the law in one...more
In this issue:
- Recent Trends and Patterns in FCPA Enforcement
- Foreign Bribery Criminal Prosecution Under the FCPA
- Foreign Bribery Civil Actions Instituted by the Department of Justice under the...more
In This Issue:
- Export-Import Bank Is Reauthorized Through June 2015
- Roadblocks to Bali Package Implementation Remain As Summer Deadline Passes Without A Clear Path Forward
- Customs Litigation: Federal...more
In Part I of my review of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the Esquenazi case, I reviewed the Court of Appeals opinion. Today, in Part II, I want to drill down further and examine the test developed by the Court...more
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
1. International anti-corruption conventions:
To which international anti-corruption conventions is your country a signatory? -
Bermuda is a self-governing British overseas territory, whose legal system is based...more
Japan is one of the lower-risk countries for US companies in terms of compliance issues involving bribery and corruption.
Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index places Japan 18th out of 177...more
The second half of 2013 saw the continued expansion of FCPA enforcement by the DOJ and the SEC. The decrease in the scope of protections afforded to whistleblowers will lead to an increase in the number of FCPA potential...more
The trial of Victor Dahdaleh in London has collapsed due to the absence of key prosecution witnesses.
The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) recently dropped its case against Victor Dahdaleh, the British-Canadian...more
Tokyo will host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad from 25 July – 9 August 2020, and the Paralympic Games from 25 August – 6 September 2020.
According to Jacques Rogge, former President of the...more
Regulators speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 30th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act tout large penalties, enhanced international cooperation, and a renewed focus on individual...more
On August 1, 2013, in response to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s ("OECD") requirement that Brazil comply with the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International...more
From our deck chairs we thought we’d share this with you. An open letter from David Green, Director of the SFO, in connection with facilitation payments.
Originally Published on thebriberyact.com - August 22, 2013....more
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