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The DOJ Expects “Third-Party Management” from Compliance Programs

2016 was a banner year for global anti-corruption enforcement: the U.S. government set records in terms of both the number of FCPA actions brought and the total dollar amount of related fines. Meanwhile, governments from...more

A New Tool for Anti-Bribery Compliance Program: ISO 37001

Recently, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) adopted a new set of standards, designated as ISO 37001, to assist organizations in their ongoing fight against bribery. As a result of recent increases in...more

Panama Papers Scandal Puts Third Party Risk in Focus

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The Panama Papers scandal should serve as a wake-up call for every organization—and it should prompt compliance officers to closely scrutinize the third party vendors they do business with. ...more

Australian Anti-Bribery & Compliance Trends

Today we welcome Ted Williams, Partner, Piper Alderman. Ted, can you share some of your background and experience? TW: Thank you, Richard, for the opportunity to engage with your community, and it was a pleasure to...more

New Study Highlights Anti-Bribery & Corruption Gaps & Risks

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Everyone reading this post should have conducted a corporate risk assessment (CRA) in the past couple years. If not, stop reading and go conduct one now. Seriously, how can you know if your compliance program resources,...more

Scottish Authorities Settle First Corporate Criminal Offence Under the Bribery Act

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On 25 September 2015, prosecutors in Scotland announced the first application of the corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010. Due to self-reporting and extensive cooperation...more

How to Succeed in Africa by Choosing Partnership over Corruption

Big opportunities for exporters in Africa - There is no doubt that the continent of Africa is a land rich in opportunities for international businesses. With an abundance of natural resources, some of the world’s fastest...more

Great Structures Week V – The Tacoma Narrow Bridge Failure and Preventing Failure in Your Compliance Program

by Thomas Fox on

I conclude my Great Structures Week with a focus on structural engineering failures: suspension bridges and the challenges of wind in their construction and maintenance. I am drawing these posts from The Great Courses...more

The State of Anti-Bribery & Corruption Programs: Key Trends and Takeaways from Recent Research Report

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Kroll and Compliance Week’s 2015 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report, surveyed global compliance executives and revealed that, while compliance officers are aware of the risks of anti-bribery and corruption (ABC),...more

Anti-bribery compliance in the UK - check for 'red flags' on any acquisition

by DLA Piper on

When one company acquires another, it has long been common practice for the purchaser to carry out commercial due diligence upon the target company. However, anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) due diligence is often overlooked...more

Third Parties and the Red Flags You Don’t See

Recently, I was reading a White Paper by Dun and Bradstreet titled “Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance for Third Parties: Is an off the shelf product enough?”. As the D&B paper points out, “the risks of insufficient...more

Benchmarking Bribery and Corruption: "Vet it and forget it."

On my own "must read" stack has been sitting the "2014 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report, Untangling the Web of Risk and Compliance," ("ABC Report") by Kroll and Compliance Week. While I have read a multitude...more

Getting Your Company Ready For M&A Compliance Due Diligence

by Thomas Fox on

Who was the absolute worst general during the Civil War? While there are many worthy candidates for this dubious honor, on the Southern side my vote goes to General John Bell Hood. ...more

Risk-based due diligence of third-party intermediaries: a scorecard approach

by DLA Piper on

Companies operating internationally often engage numerous – sometimes even thousands – of third parties around the world to help facilitate their business. Alongside the growth of such relationships, the risks posed by them...more

Kroll And Compliance Week Survey Anti-Bribery And Anti-Corruption

by Thomas Fox on

Not many people realize that the US has elected one president who served as a prisoner of war....more

From The Compact Model To The Luxury Model – Managing Your Third Party Risk

by Thomas Fox on

I am currently attending the Hanson Wade Oil and Gas Supply Chain Compliance conference in Houston. The event is excellent and the presentations have been ‘spot on’ for the nuts and bolts of how to do compliance. As the...more

Dow Jones’ Anti-Corruption Survey: Key Findings

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During the past few years, there has continued to be a shift in the amount of attention companies are putting towards corruption concerns and anti-corruption programs. This is evident in the recent survey of 311 compliance...more

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