Look At Business Strategy Before the Bribe
Corruption Risk in the Defense Sector
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 201-Maurice Gilbert on Hiring in Compliance, Part III
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 199-Louis Sapirman on using social media in a compliance program
A Front-Line Interview on "the Currency of Impact" with Author Dorie Clark
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 200-Mike Volkov on the Yates memo
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 198-Leona Lewis on her new podcast, the Masters of Disaster
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 197-Jerod Morris on creating a remarkable listener experience
Why We Say Yes to Corruption
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 194-Maurice Gilbert, Hiring in Compliance-Part II
How Ethical Behaviors Can "All Go So Wrong."
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 192-Mike Shepard on the Increased FCPA scrutiny around internal controls and best practices in data analytics
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 191-interview with Maurice Gilbert on hiring in compliance, Part I
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 190-Interview with Vivian Carpenter, author of The Fifth Letter
Front Line Interview Episode 1. Alison Taylor: Organizations, Compliance & Corruption
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 189-Compliance Evangelist
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 188-the BNY Mellon FCPA Enforcement Action
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 187-Francine McKenna from Market Watch at the Wall Street Journal
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 186-David Kotz on his book Financial Regulation and Compliance
An FCPA Journey to the Darkside & Steps to Protect Your Organization
WorldRemit is an online money transfer service. It’s bringing a strong challenge to other players in this field through easier-to-use services and lower fees. But while it may be an innovative company, it is still challenged...more
Adviser to European Court of Justice Says US-EU Safe Harbor
Should Be Declared Invalid -
An advisory opinion issued by the advocate general to the European Court of Justice states that the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor should be...more
Effective September 21, 2015, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) have amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and...more
On September 16, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch addressed the European Cybercrime Center at Europol, where she highlighted recent and planned DOJ initiatives related to global cybercrime and cyber threat efforts and...more
On September 18, OFAC issued a final rule amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to reflect policy changes previously announced by the Obama administration. With respect to financial transactions, the...more
Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of...more
In the space of just seven days, the CFTC has brought two enforcement actions regarding Bitcoin transactions.
In the first action, the CFTC issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges...more
However, the new transaction rules leave the embargo largely in effect.
Early this week, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and...more
On September 21, 2015, new amendments that further relax restrictions in the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) will take effect. In anticipation of the amendments’...more
ASIC recently released its Corporate Plan 2015-2016 to 2018-2019 and Focus for 2015-2016 (the Plan).
The Plan summarises ASIC's vision, focus and long term strategic priorities, highlighting in particular the challenges...more
Powerful new computational technology pioneered in e-commerce presents Chinese regulators with potential concerns and solutions to the perennial problem of information, pricing, and settlement capacity.
Law enforcement authorities have announced the arrest of two individuals-one a Russian national and the other Moldovan, both of whom are alleged to have developed and implemented banking malware known as Citadel and Dridex....more
ESCB Reports on the Access of CCPs to Central Bank Liquidity Facilities under EMIR -
On August 25, 2015, the European Central Bank (ECB) published a report by the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) on the need for...more
The EU has adopted a new regulation, which will introduce a new legal framework for electronic signatures, seals, time stamps and electronic documents.
These rules aim at creating a uniform regime across EU for the...more
On August 11, 2015, federal prosecutors in the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of New York unsealed indictments against nine individuals in the United States and Ukraine who were allegedly involved in a...more
On August 11, 2015, the SEC announced that it was bringing fraud charges against 32 defendants for their alleged participation in a five-year, international hacking and insider trading scheme. According to the SEC, two...more
ESRB Reports on EMIR -
The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) has published two reports relating to EMIR (the Regulation on OTC derivative transactions, central counterparties and trade repositories) to assist the...more
AML/BSA & OFAC:
OFAC PROVIDES GUIDANCE TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO HELP COMPLY WITH CRIMEA SANCTIONS REGULATIONS -
On July 30, OFAC issued a “Crimea Sanctions Advisory,” highlighting certain actions that have been...more
Several press articles in recent weeks have anticipated the upcoming enactment of the Ministerial Decree which will eventually implement the Italian Patent Box regime. The Ministry of Economics and Finance announced on 29...more
After a slow start to initial public offerings in the first quarter of 2015, overall IPO activity began to pick up in the second quarter. However, concerns about turmoil in Greece, market declines in China and questions about...more
The CRA recently provided its views on whether digital currency, including Bitcoins, are considered “specified foreign property” under the foreign property reporting rules in section 233.3 of the Income Tax Act.
As we discussed in a previous blog post, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) streamlined international telecommunications reporting requirements took effect February 2015. New rule Section 43.62 requires common...more
On June 19, 2015, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) promulgated a new policy, Opinions on Lifting Restrictions on the Foreign Equity Ratio for Online Data Processing and Transaction Processing...more
The Strategy contains several key actions under three pillars and the Commission will set out to make a number of relevant legislative proposals in this regard. As a first step to implement the Strategy, also on 6 May 2015,...more
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