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On June 12, 2013, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the introduction of a new transparency initiative in Canada that will require Canadian companies in the extractive industries, including mining, oil and gas,...more
- 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
In this issue:
- Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising
- NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework
- NIST Issues Request for Information, Begins Developing...more
This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on developments in antitrust-based Libor claims against major banks; the status of European Union investigations into Libor manipulation; developments in IndyMac-related...more
Fraud likes to hide. Which is why, since the 18th century, courts have held that a statute of limitations for fraud does not begin to run until the victim discovers the fraud. In Gabelli v. Securities and Exchange Commission,...more
In January, there were some particularly important developments with respect to whistleblower protections in connection with federal grants and contracts, as well as Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) information on the...more
Pre-Trial diversion or settlement agreements have been increasingly used as a tool by government agencies as a means of resolving corporate liability for misconduct or fraud perpetrated by an organization's employees,...more
In This Issue:
- China Finalized the Amendments to the Rules for Establishing Foreign Invested Securities Companies
- Notice of the Ministry of Culture on Implementing Supplementary Provisions IX to CEPA
Chapter 11 of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was the first international trade agreement provision to give foreign investors a direct cause of action for investment disputes against the host government in...more
On September 16, 2011, the California Legislature passed SB 861, a law that requires public companies contracting with the State of California to ensure that their supply chains are free of “conflict minerals” sourced from...more
The United States Supreme Court, in the case of Julliard v. Greenman (110 U.S. 421), held that: 1) Congress had the power to make its obligations a legal tender in the payment of private debts, and 2) that this power was...more
Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act added a new Section 13(p) to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Section 13(p) requires the SEC to promulgate disclosure and reporting regulations regarding the use of conflict minerals...more
Through enforcement, administrative action, and new legislation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) grew additional muscle and even sharper teeth in 2010. The U.S. government assessed nearly $2 billion in FCPA-related...more
On March 18, 2010, specialty fuel and chemical manufacturer Innospec Inc., with principal offices in the United States and the United Kingdom, agreed to pay $40.2 million to resolve global corruption claims by the Department...more
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