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Anti-Corruption Diligence in the M&A Context

A successful merger or acquisition requires careful consideration of many components and diligence in a number of specialties. Corruption issues, generally, and the global reach of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the...more

Department of Justice Fraud Section Provides Guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs

by Jones Day on

On February 8, 2017, the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") Fraud Section published a blueprint for assessing corporate compliance efforts, titled "Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs" ("Guidance"). It...more

HSR Act Violations Continue Trend of Heightened Enforcement, Increased Fines in 2016

by Morgan Lewis on

The past year was a challenging one for investors purchasing voting securities in public corporations with respect to compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act....more

2016 Antitrust Year in Review

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is pleased to present its 2016 Antitrust Year in Review. In this report, we summarize the most significant antitrust matters and developments of the past year. We begin with a look at the...more

Anti-bribery compliance in India: Both sword and shield

by Dechert LLP on

In recent years, both the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have stepped up their enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), including to address...more

Key Takeaways: Fourth Annual Seminar for Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Companies

On October 5, 2016, Skadden hosted its Fourth Annual Seminar for Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Companies. The seminar focused on the current and developing challenges facing such companies and included...more

FRAUD IN PRIVATE EQUITY PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Recently, The Deal’s Rhonda Schaffler spoke with Jeremy I. Levy, an attorney in the corporate and securities practice at Pepper Hamilton, about allegations of fraud in private equity portfolio companies. Current law puts the...more

Anti-Bribery and Compliance Challenges Ahead

In this short video, Richard Fenning, CEO, Control Risks, shares his reflections on the 2016 Control Risks “International Business Attitudes To Corruption Survey” which is available on the Control Risks website. In the...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The SEC continued Operation Shell-Expel this week, suspending trading in the shares of 128 OTC issuers bringing its total for the program to about 8% of the shares traded in that market. The Commission also announced another...more

Board Of Directors And Doing Business In China Under The FCPA

by Thomas Fox on

The case of GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) is still resonating across the corporate globe....more

SEC And FBI Try To Ketchup To Heinz Insider Traders

In the latest development in an SEC lawsuit filed Friday, February 15, U.S. District Judge Rakoff extended a freeze on a Swiss Goldman Sachs account linked to possible insider trading in H.J. Heinz Company call options. The...more

Good News, Bad News and Missed Opportunities on “Successor Liability”

by Michael Volkov on

The FCPA Guidance contains good news and bad news. When I ask one of my kids which they want to hear first … they inevitably choose bad news first. With that in mind, the FCPA Guidance includes relatively bad news on...more

DOJ and SEC Issue Long Anticipated FCPA Guidance -- “Resource Guide” Sheds Some Light, but Gray Areas Remain

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

At long last, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released their guidance on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) compliance and enforcement issues. The...more

HSR and Jail Time? The Importance of Being Earnest, and Getting Corporate Internal Investigations Right

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Corporate and in-house counsel not accustomed to dealing with white collar defense issues can put themselves and their clients at risk when dealing with bad actors within the company. A routine merger investigation gone wrong...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

by McNabb Associates, P.C. on

July 11, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney. Topics Include: Federal...more

SEC: Local Language Essential to FCPA Compliance

by Matteson Ellis on

In yesterday's Orthofix settlement for FCPA violations in Mexico, the SEC said what some of us already knew. The use of local language is essential to "effective" FCPA compliance. This article provides examples of why it is...more

Transparency International Issues UK Bribery Act Guidance on Mergers, Acquisitions and Investments

by McDermott Will & Emery on

As a consequence of the entry into force of the Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) on 1 July 2011, for the first time, anti-bribery due diligence has become a necessity for companies undertaking mergers, acquisitions and investments....more

U.S. Government Settles International “Trading with Enemy” Act Claims Against ING Bank

The U.S. government settled an international investigation and threatened prosecution against ING Bank N.V. in a case highlighting the international nature of modern banking as well as governmental investigations and...more

Recent DOJ Obstruction of Justice Case Highlights Importance of HSR Item 4 Compliance

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Failing to comply with premerger document disclosure rules can lead to civil and criminal penalties for companies and their executives. On May 3, 2012, Kyoungwon Pyo, a senior executive at Hyosung Corporation, agreed to...more

Tampering with Documents in Connection with a Merger Investigation can Land You in Jail!

One does not usually associate the possibility of criminal penalties with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act premerger review process. However, on May 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced that an executive of a...more

Four To-Dos before Seeking Outside FCPA Help

by Matteson Ellis on

General Counsel and Internal Compliance Officers get approached regularly by outside FCPA service providers. Given so many options, companies that are ready to enhance their FCPA compliance programs often do not know where to...more

Brand Names and More (Why the Wal-Mart Bribery Case is a Big Deal)

by Matteson Ellis on

Will the Wal-Mart bribery case in Mexico have a lasting effect on compliance? Or is it a fleeting headline? This article discusses some reasons they this FCPA case will matter....more

Wal-Mart's Bribery in Mexico (Part 2: Insights into Specific Corruption Risks)

by Matteson Ellis on

What is an FCPA compliance practitioner to make of the recent Wal-Mart de Mexico bribery allegations? This article lists eight insights into specific corruption risks raised by the matter....more

Mergers & Acquisitions and Anti-Corruption Compliance

by Michael Volkov on

As the economy improves and merger activity increases, it is important to remember the risks of FCPA liability when acquiring a company or entering into a joint venture.  Simply put, you don’t want to acquire...more

What FCPA Enforcement Is Thinking

by Matteson Ellis on

The annual National Conference on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in Washington, DC, hosted by American Conference Institute, is always a unique opportunity to hear from FCPA enforcement officials about what...more

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