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China passes new law to support new super anti-graft agency

by DLA Piper on

On March 20, 2018, China's top legislative body passed the Supervision Law (SL). The SL provides a legislative basis for the operations of the newly established National Supervision Commission (NSC), an anti-graft agency...more

French prosecutors reach first ever DPAs settling bribery charges

by White & Case LLP on

In February 2018, the first Conventions Judiciaire d'Intérêt Public ("CJIPs") – or French Deferred Prosecution Agreements ("DPAs") – were entered into for corruption charges between the Public Prosecutor's Office of Nanterre...more

Know the Risks: Domestic and International Compliance

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

An open question coming into 2017 was whether the aggressive enforcement posture that had characterized the Obama and Bush administrations would continue under the Trump administration. Any questions were answered with the...more

Brainstorming for Compliance

by Thomas Fox on

Brainstorming can be a useful and indeed powerful tool in the business world. In my corporate career I participated in several large brainstorming sessions to help develop or focus on new product or service initiatives....more

FCPA Self-Disclosure-Based Leniency for all Corporate Cases of Misconduct?

by NAVEX Global on

Ethics and compliance officers, take note of the Justice Department’s newest statement about its new FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy: it wants to drop the “FCPA” bit....more

Compliance Needs to Understand Business

by Michael Volkov on

A chief compliance officer needs to be independent and have adequate authority within the organization. But do not get confused by the concept of independence. Compliance depends on collaborative relationships with other...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

Sapin II and French Anti-Corruption Enforcement

by Michael Volkov on

As more countries enter into the anti-corruption enforcement world, companies face exponential risks of detection and enforcement. Recently, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has commented on the need to avoid unfair...more

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017 Year-End Update

by BakerHostetler on

2017 marked the fortieth anniversary of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and showed continued robust enforcement against both individuals and companies by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities...more

Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017 Reveals Little Improvement in Public Sector Corruption in Asia-Pacific

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On February 21, 2018, Transparency International (“TI”) released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (“CPI”) for 2017, surveying and ranking perceptions of public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories, on a...more

10 Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program - #3 CCO Authority & Compliance Function Resources

by Thomas Fox on

Episode Three of a ten-part series for compliance professionals. In this new series of audio white papers, Thomas Fox looks at the 10 Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program. In this audio white paper, a focus on Chief...more

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Overview - TPP, Minus the United States, Avoids Complete...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPATPP) is scheduled to be signed on March 8, 2018, in Santiago, Chile. • CPATPP, also known as TPP-11, is the result of the United States'...more

Red Notice Newsletter - February 2018

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

ADG Insights: Top Bribery and Corruption Developments of ADG Companies in 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

Through our monthly ADG Insights series, we are pleased to share with you the top legal and political issues affecting the aerospace, defense, and government services (ADG) industry. Our ADG industry team monitors the latest...more

Global bribery and corruption outlook 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

For the most part, 2018 will see countries do more to enforce their anti-bribery and corruption laws. How authorities plan to do this — from cooperating with foreign counterparts to adapting others' regimes — differs by...more

Peru and Argentina: New Bribe Regimes Put Companies at Risk

by Jones Day on

In reaction to fallout from the recent Odebrecht scandal, and aided by shifting political winds, Peru and Argentina have enacted significant corporate anticorruption legislation. Both countries have implemented laws...more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for January 2018

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

L'Agence Française Anticorruption débute une série de contrôles… êtes-vous prêts ?

L’AFA vient de démarrer une campagne de vérification (contrôle sur pièces) et a d’ores et déjà envoyé un questionnaire à de nombreuses entreprises leur demandant de répondre sous quinzaine à plus de 150 questions afin de...more

Show Me The Money! Unexplained Wealth Orders in the UK

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Following the Criminal Finances Act 2017’s entry into force on 31 January 2018, the UK enforcement authorities added a new weapon to their arsenal in their fight against corruption. The Act introduced a new investigatory...more

Advancing Compliance Training in 2018

Regulatory compliance requires a large portion of not only an organization’s budget but time needed to train employees on an expanding list of regulations. With regulators increasing their efforts in compliance and new...more

Fight Against Corruption: Quebec Grants UPAC Greater Independence, Authorizes Agreements with Cooperating Witnesses

The recommendations of the Charbonneau Commission report filed in November 2015 continue to resonate within the Quebec legislative landscape. An Act to increase the jurisdiction and independence of the Anti-Corruption...more

Airbus Pays €81 Million Fine to German Authorities for “Violation of Supervisory Duties”

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In one of Europe’s largest cross-border corruption investigations, involving multiple jurisdictions including Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Austria, one chapter concluded at the end of last week: On February 9,...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 371, James Koukios on International Anti-Corruption Developments from December 2017

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, podcast favorite James Koukios returns to discuss highlights from international anti-corruption efforts, enforcement actions and developments highlighted in Morrison and Foerster’s December report. We...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. a...more

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