31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program - Key M&A cases under the FCPA

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What are some of the key FCPA enforcement actions involving M&A? These enforcement actions, FCPA Resource Guide and the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program (and Update) have all made clear that the DOJ and SEC will vigorously prosecute companies which allow bribery and corruption to continue after a merger or purchase occurs. The key point to remember is that if a company was engaging in bribery and corruption before it was acquired and continues to do so after the transaction is completed, it is now you who is engaging in See more +
What are some of the key FCPA enforcement actions involving M&A? These enforcement actions, FCPA Resource Guide and the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program (and Update) have all made clear that the DOJ and SEC will vigorously prosecute companies which allow bribery and corruption to continue after a merger or purchase occurs. The key point to remember is that if a company was engaging in bribery and corruption before it was acquired and continues to do so after the transaction is completed, it is now you who is engaging in bribery and corruption, not them.

Three key takeaways:

1. FCPA enforcement in the M&A space is one of the most well settled areas of enforcement.

2. Failure to perform pre-acquisition due diligence can significantly devalue a purchased asset.

3. Always remember that if bribery continues after an acquisition it is no longer them engaging in bribery and corruption but you who are engaging in bribery and corruption. See less -

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