FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 122-with Matt Kelly on Alstom, Avon and Petrobras
MacEwen: Law Firm M&A Demands 'Cultural Due Diligence'
Do I need an attorney if I am buying or selling a business?
Protecting Trade Secrets During Business Collaboration
Buying an FCPA Violation Mergers and Acquisition Risks
Anti-Corruption Due Diligence Practical Steps to Protect Your Company from Third Party Risks
Creating an Integrated Due Diligence System - Screening to Audits
Third Party Due Diligence When is Enough, Enough?
Keeping Your Due Diligence System Manageable March 31, 2014
Strengthening Companies: Operational Improvement Trends
Building an Integrated Third Party Due Diligence System Initial Screening to Audits
Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Transactions
Buying and Selling Businesses in Today's Economy, Stephen Opler
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
LPOs Stealing Deal Work from Law Firms
Global Dealmaking in 2013: Why the Best Strategies will Dominate
The New SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Overcoming the Challenges of Compliance
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company settled FCPA books and records and internal control charges with the SEC. The settlement reflects the extensive cooperation and remedial efforts of the company. In the Matter of Goodyear Tire...more
In late January, the FAR Council issued its long-awaited final rule amending the FAR to strengthen the U.S. Government’s policy against human trafficking. As discussed below, the amendments may have far-reaching compliance...more
On February 24, 2015, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. agreed to pay more than $16 million to settle charges that two of its subsidiaries allegedly paid $3.2 million in bribes that generated $14,122,535 in illicit profits. The SEC...more
Intellectual property (IP) due diligence is an assessment of the IP owned or used by a company and third-party IP rights that may impact the company’s business. More often than not, companies do not think about IP due...more
In This Issue:
- Pre-action costs protection in environmental claims
- Shared Parental Rights – what you need to know
- Due diligence on your partner in China – are you talking to the right person?
- An Interview...more
You have been asked to serve on the board of a nonprofit organization. Should you accept? Prospective board members should carefully consider an invitation to join a board. Before accepting, a potential board member should...more
Section 2-1401 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure (735 ILCS 5/2-1401) provides that a judgment may be set aside more than thirty days after its entry on petition for various reasons. So when is the apparent lack of...more
Action Item: In November 2014, the United States Department of Justice issued an Attorney General Opinion with respect to the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. ...more
Demand in your industry has been declining for years, the decline is projected to continue for the foreseeable future, and you are one of the few cost-effective manufacturers around. You just inked a deal to buy a competing...more
We expect the slowly developing but increasingly perceptible trend toward community and regional bank consolidation in the United States to continue in 2015. In connection with growing bank M&A activity, closing risk in the...more
U.K. regulators have started 2015 with a bang, promising increased cooperation among regulatory agencies, and tougher enforcement of financial crimes, with an emphasis on anti-bribery and corruption efforts....more
On January 29, the U.S. Government released a final rule establishing new anti-human trafficking requirements for U.S. government contractors. The rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) and seeks to strengthen...more
On January 29, 2015, the U.S. Government released a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”). The final rule reflects changes to proposed amendments originally released in September 2013.
For financial institutions, customer due diligence may become tougher and costlier in 2015 if the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN) latest proposed rule is finalized in its current form. On July 30, 2014, FinCEN...more
In Salmon v Castlebeck Care (Teeside) Ltd & Anor UKEAT/0304/14, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether a successful appeal against a decision to dismiss needed to be communicated to the employee in order to...more
In JPMorgan Chase, N.A. v. Ontiveros, 2015 IL App (2d) 140145-U, the Illinois Appellate Court for the Second District recently clarified the difference between a void contract and a void judgment, thereby limiting the...more
Recent U.S. Cases Highlight Liability Risks to Executives in Mining, Heavy Industrial Transactions -
Historically, corporate executives rarely faced personal or criminal liability resulting from mining or environmental...more
In this episode, Compliance Week Editor-in-Chief Matt Kelly and I discuss the Avon and Alstom FCPA enforcement actions and then take a look at the ongoing Petrobras corruption scandal and what it means for Brazil. ...more
Ed. Note-I partnered with Merrill-Brink to write a White Paper on the use of local languages as a preventative tool in FCPA, UK Bribery Act and anti-corruption compliance. Today’s blog post is an excerpt from the full article...more
Jan. 14, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Bruce MacEwen, president at Adam Smith, Esq., talks with Lee Pacchia about the concept of 'cultural due diligence' in law firm mergers and acquisitions. According to Bruce, clients don't care...more
FCPA Opinion Release provides insight into the jurisdictional reach of the FCPA and the level of due diligence the DOJ expects.
On November 7, 2014, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) issued its second and final...more
On January 6, 2015, FINRA released its 10th annual Regulatory and Examinations Priorities Letter in which it identified key areas of focus for FINRA investigations for 2015. Since the approval of FINRA Rule 5123 on June 7,...more
Traditionally, performing third party due diligence has been primarily a data gathering activity. Now, with access to abundant information sources, the activity—and the challenges—have evolved. How do you manage and...more
Earlier this week, FINRA published its annual priorities letter. Again, FINRA includes among the areas of concern private placements. FINRA cites particular issues relating to inadequate due diligence by broker-dealers in...more
On November 7, 2014, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) reached a $5 million settlement with Flakeboard America Limited (“Flakeboard”), its foreign parents, and SierraPine to settle allegations...more
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