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New Revenue Recognition Standard-Part I, Introduction

by Thomas Fox on

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) for public business entities, certain not-for-profit entities, and...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 361, Don Fischer on export control compliance

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I visit with Don Fischer, a San Francisco and Washington, based lawyer who is one of the country’s leading practices dedicated to assisting corporations, universities and research institutions with the...more

Monetary Authority of Singapore Release Guidelines on Digital Token Offerings

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Guidelines on Digital Token Offerings introduced by the Monetary Authority of Singapore address initial coin offerings and also how current laws will be applied to intermediaries. The Result: Whether a...more

eDiscovery and the GDPR: Ready or Not, Here it Comes, Part Three: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...Initial hopes were that the GDPR would promote eDiscovery cooperation between the US and Europe by standardizing data protection laws and regulations among the 31 EEA nations and the US. But instead, some sections of the...more

The New EU Privacy Law, General Data Protection Regulation — What A Non-EU Company Should Know

by Cozen O'Connor on

The new European privacy law, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), was approved by the European Union (EU) Parliament to replace its predecessor Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (Directive). GDPR will be enforceable...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - December 2017

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a revised Toolkit on National Action Plans on business and human...more

Day 6 of One Month to Better Written Standards- Training on Your Code of Conduct

by Thomas Fox on

What about the training on your finalized Code of Conduct? While there have been criticisms of Code of Conduct training, if you consider training as one source of your 360-degrees of compliance communications, the rollout of...more

This Week in FCPA-Episode 79, the Fire and Ice Edition

by Thomas Fox on

Jay and I return for a wide-ranging discussion on some of the top compliance and ethics related stories of the week, in this week's fire and ice edition: 1. Former VW Engineer Oliver Schmidt sentenced to 7 years in jail...more

12 O'Clock High-Episode 68, Leadership Lessons from the Battle of Hue

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, Richard Lummis and I consider some of the leadership lessons from the Battle of Hue, which took place in late January/early February 1968 during the North Vietnam’s Tet Offensive. We base our discussion on...more

Day 4 of One Month to Better Written Standards– Code of Conduct: Structure and Format

by Thomas Fox on

Next, the evolution of the structure and format of a best practices Code of Conduct. Initially, my experience with Codes of Conduct was that they were written by lawyers, largely for lawyers. This included ‘thou shalts’ and...more

Compliance Report International Edition-Compliance Man Goes Global, Episode 6

by Thomas Fox on

Welcome to Episode 6 of Compliance Man Goes Global podcast of FCPA Compliance Report International Edition. In this episode, we will focus on typical concepts (or probably myths) on Know Your Client -probably the most...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 360, James Koukios on New FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I visit with Morrison and Foerster partner James Koukios on the Department of Justice (DOJ) new policy regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement. Last week, Deputy Attorney General Rod...more

Day 2 of One Month to Better Written Standards-Clearly Articulated Written Standards

by Thomas Fox on

The cornerstone of a best practices compliance program is its written standards. These include a Code of Conduct, policies and procedures. These requirements have long been memorialized in the US Federal Sentencing Guidelines...more

Day 3 of One Month to Better Written Standards-Introduction to the Code of Conduct

by Thomas Fox on

What is the value of having a Code of Conduct? I have heard many business folks ask that question over the years. In its early days, a Code of Conduct tended to be lawyer-written and lawyer-driven to wave in regulator’s...more

Day 1-Introduction of Best Practices Written Standards for Compliance

by Thomas Fox on

In this first podcast of the December edition of my One Month to a More Effective Compliance Program series, I introduce written standards. ...more

Day 1 of One Month to Better Written Standards in a Compliance Program-Introduction to December

by Thomas Fox on

The cornerstone of any best practices compliance program is written protocols. This includes a code of conduct policies and procedures. These elements have long been memorialized in the U.S. sentencing guidelines. The...more

The U.S. Congress intends to make a comprehensive revision of the foreign investment review

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On November 8, bipartisan lawmakers in both houses of the United States and the United Democrats proposed a new act aiming to make major revisions to the current review of the laws applicable to the U.S. Foreign Investment...more

French Regulators Launch Public Consultation for Initial Coin Offerings

by Jones Day on

The Situation: French investors continue to show interest in initial coin offerings. The Result: The French Financial Market Authority has launched a public consultation to assess whether ICOs might fall within the scope...more

This Week in FCPA-Episode 78, the New Policy Edition

by Thomas Fox on

Jay and I return for a wide-ranging discussion on some of the top compliance and ethics related stories of the week, including: 1. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in a speech, called it the FCPA Corporate...more

Defining the GDPR’s Data Protection Officer Requirement

by NAVEX Global on

The European Union’s sweeping new General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect six months from now. Most ethics and compliance officers in the United States already know that, and most are responding with some degree...more

Day 20 of One Month to 360 Degrees of Communication in Compliance - What have we learned?

by Thomas Fox on

I entitled this month’s podcast series as “360-degrees of communication in compliance” because it has occurred to me that you can have an ongoing discussion about compliance at all times. Previously, I had thought of...more

Everything Compliance-Episode 21, the Regulatory (or Not) Edition

by Thomas Fox on

The top compliance roundtable podcast is back with a wealth of new topics. 1. Matt Kelly opens with a discussion the ongoing comments by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on compliance, the FCPA, the Yates Memo and...more

Day 18 of One Month to 360 Degrees of Communication in Compliance-Leadership is a 360-Degree Conversation

by Thomas Fox on

Planes, trains and automobiles can be three of the most important leadership tools for any compliance professional. For it is through these transportation methods that you get out of the office and into the field to meet and...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2017 #2

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

China tax incentives for advanced technology service enterprises rolled out to the entire nation: key features

by DLA Piper on

The China tax incentives for Advanced Technology Service Enterprises (ATSE) were first introduced in the Suzhou Industrial Park in 2006, then applied to 21 pilot cities in 2014, and subsequently expanded to another 11 cities...more

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