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Today we celebrate greatness in two areas. The first is in baseball as on this day in 1939, “New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig benches himself for poor play ending his streak of consecutive games played at 2,130....more
Compliance programs evolve just as the thinking on best practices has changed over the past few years. One of the areas that has not received as much attention in compliance programs is the amount of compensation paid to...more
There have been some major developments in the trade, Customs fraud, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas.
I have just returned from a trip of more than 2 weeks in China. While in China, we discussed US...more
There was an excellent article this weekend in the Financial Times (FT), entitled “Finance: Plugged Into the Party”, where reporters Henry Sender and Tom Mitchell explored the hiring of sons and daughters of Chinese...more
Tom Cruise: Did you order a Code Red?
Jack Nicolson: You’re G__D__ right I ordered a Code Red.
The above lines were spoken in the movie version of “A Few Good Men”. If there was ever one scene which demonstrated...more
One of the most dreaded questions in any Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation is: Where Else? By this I mean that if you have a systemic failure of internal controls in one geographic area it may well be that...more
CHINA’S NEW WAVE OF REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT: WHAT MULTINATIONALS NEED TO KNOW -
Since Xi Jiping became China’s leader this year, the PRC has seen the launch of an unprecedented, sweeping government campaign to tackle...more
On October 15, the DOJ filed an indictment against a Swiss national and former executive at Maxwell Technologies—a U.S.-based energy storage and power-delivery company—for alleged violations of the FCPA. The DOJ claims that...more
In this Episode 15, I am interviewed by Mary Flood about my recent eBook, GSK in China: a Game Changer in Compliance. I believe that this case will be one of the most significant international anti-corruption developments in...more
If there is one event in history of Western Civilization which could be said to be a true turning point, today is the anniversary of one of the very top echelon. On this date in 1066, William the Conqueror defeated Harold II,...more
Today is the 46th anniversary of the premier episode of the most iconic science fiction related television show during my lifetime – Star Trek. I am a self-confessed uber-trekkie and I can still remember watching the first...more
The Harvest Moon is generally considered to be the full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox; the day in the fall when night and day are most equal in length. In folklore, the Harvest Moon was a symbol of fruitfulness allowing...more
A confident person is willing to admit a mistake. ...more
The allegations of bribery and corruption by the UK company GlaxoSmithKline are a true game changer for the compliance world. This is the first time that the Chinese have enforced their domestic anti-corruption laws against...more
Can you imagine being the public relations director for China these days?...more
Multinational companies operating in the country should adapt their compliance programs in light of the risk of civil and criminal penalties.
Fraudulent official receipts — or "fapiao"(the Chinese word for an official...more
If you are in London this week, I might suggest that you drop by the British Film Institute (BFI), which is celebrating the work of the Indian film maker, Satyajit Ray....more
The case of GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) is still resonating across the corporate globe....more
The addition of a compliance defense has raised its head again in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) commentariat....more
The Chinese government’s recent crackdown on alleged bribery and corruption of local officials by multinational pharmaceutical companies could signal a broad trend toward elevated scrutiny of all foreign corporations...more
The GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) matter continues to resonate across the compliance world. ...more
In response to the Glaxo controversy and the continuing risks of aggressive FCPA enforcement, drug and device companies need to review and enhance their anti-corruption compliance programs. ...more
What is a sweep? It is certainly a well-known and relevant term in the sporting world....more
The GSK attitude towards corruption in all its forms is simple: it is one of zero tolerance, whether committed by GSK employees, officers, complementary workforce or third parties acting for or on behalf of the company. ...more
This week, reports have arisen that Chinese authorities in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, and Changsha detained high-level GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) managers as part of an investigation into potential “economic crimes.” The...more
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