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Corruption Risks and Corporate Social Responsibility Spending

by Michael Volkov on

Global companies have been embracing socially responsible spending projects to build stronger relationships with local communities. The idea makes a lot of sense and real projects can result in real benefits....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

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

Farewell to Chocolate Thunder, Baylor Football and Due Diligence

by Thomas Fox on

Daryl Dawkins died yesterday. To anyone who followed the National Basketball League (NBA); Dawkins will always be remembered with the brilliant Stevie Wonder-derived moniker – Chocolate Thunder. I will also remember him for...more

Private Equity’s Corruption Risk Underbelly — Portfolio Companies

by Michael Volkov on

FCPA enforcement will likely take a turn into the private equity industry. I know this is a regular claim by FCPA practitioners but we already can see the beginning of the trend. The “princeling” investigations are...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

British PM Leads The Fight Against Shell Corporations

by Thomas Fox on

One of the critical areas in due diligence for foreign business partners is determining who are the true owners of an entity....more

Preventing Corruption While Protecting Personal Information

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Multinational businesses are subject to a patchwork of laws of the various jurisdictions in which they operate. Complying with the myriad rules and regulations can be challenging. Compliance obligations vary from one country...more

Dow Jones’ Anti-Corruption Survey: Key Findings

by NAVEX Global on

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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