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Lacey Act Compliance: Recent Developments

The recently released reports of two non-profit groups serve as reminders of how companies that trade in goods derived from certain plants, fish, and wildlife must ensure compliance with the Lacey Act. The Lacey Act...more

United States Takes First Step in Liberalizing Sanctions on Burma

On April 17, 2012, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released new General License 14-C, which authorizes financial transactions under specified circumstances in support of humanitarian,...more

Bribery Risks and Charitable Giving

The FCPA paparazzi has a standard list of anti-corruption risks: government interactions, third-party due diligence, gifts and entertainment, and mergers and acquisitions/joint ventures. Notice that charitable giving is not...more

The New Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act Finally Comes Into Force!

April 2012 — Since the early 1970s, no less than seven bills were introduced in Parliament and died on the Order Paper. The new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (S.C. 2009, c. 23) (the “New Act”) was assented to June...more

URGENT: Treasury Must Receive FBAR Filings by June 30 - for Most Filers

As reported in our prior blog entry, the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, Form TD-F 90-22.1 (“FBAR”) must be filed by a U.S. person that holds a financial interest in, or signature or other authority over, a...more

At The PCAOB, They Give No Words But “Mum”

In March, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board issued its first public research note. Entitled “Activity Summary and Audit Implications for Reverse Mergers Involving Companies from the China Region (January 1, 2007...more

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