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Japan Bar Association Issues New Anticorruption Compliance Guidelines

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On July 15, 2016, the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) issued new guidance for companies on complying with Japanese and other foreign anti-bribery laws (the “Guidance”). The Guidance comes on the heels of and...more

Canada’s New Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act and its Implications for Companies Subject to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On June 1, 2015, Canada’s Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (“ESTMA” or “the Act”) came into force. Approved in December 2014, but not in force until this month, the Act requires companies in the extractive sector...more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for May 2015

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 in the past month with links to primary...more

Two Sides of A Global Corruption Investigation at Anti-Corruption Oslo

This is the second part of my interview with Robert (“Bob”) Appleton, which is timely given our question and answer session at the upcoming Anti-Corruption Conference, Oslo, where we will engage in an interview titled...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Four SEC Commissioners addressed the annual SEC Speaks Conference, reviewing recent agency initiatives and tracing potential paths for the future. The SEC also brought another FCPA action, a misappropriation case and an...more

OECD Slams France for Lacklustre Bribery & Corruption Enforcement

by NAVEX Global on

International pressure is mounting for France to boost their anti-bribery and corruption efforts, but French organisations face the most serious risks—and have the greatest need for strong compliance programmes—today....more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 110-interview with Jonathan Armstrong

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode I visit with Jonathan Armstrong a partner in Cordery in London. He visits with me about his new firm, the equity investment of Lexis/Nexis in his firm and some of the trends he sees in cross-border...more

China Amps Up Anti-Corruption Effort – What This Means for Your Company

by Baker Donelson on

Last Friday, China’s 15-month-long bribery investigation into British multinational pharmaceutical GlaksoSmithKline (GSK) ended after a one-day trial in which the court found GSK’s local subsidiary guilty of bribing doctors...more

Building an Anti Corruption Compliance Program Practical Steps 2 18 14, 9 02 AM

by Michael Volkov on

Companies face many risks in the anti-corruption enforcement arena. With the growing globalization of anti-corruption enforcement, companies are responding quickly by enhancing their anti-corruption compliance...more

Managing Your Anti Corruption Policies and Procedures

by Michael Volkov on

In response to the aggressive enforcement environment, companies have adopted robust anti-corruption policies and procedures. As always, the effectiveness of a company's policies depends on implementation, management and...more

Anti-Corruption Digest

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Anti-Corruption Digest is an update distributed on a monthly basis by Dorsey & Whitney providing a summary of the latest developments in anti-corruption enforcement activity around the world. In This Issue: -...more

Building a Next-Generation Anti-Bribery & Corruption Compliance Program

by NAVEX Global on

Global companies face unprecedented third party risk in today’s landscape — third parties are involved in 90% of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases, and more companies are under investigation than ever before in the...more

Anti-Corruption Digest - April 2014

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Welcome to Dorsey & Whitney’s monthly Anti-Corruption Digest. Anti-corruption enforcement crosses boundaries like no other, so keeping up to date is more important than ever. In this digest, we draw together news of...more

DOJ and SEC Representatives Tackle Pressing Anti-Corruption Issues in 2014

by K&L Gates LLP on

On March 20th and 21st, U.S. regulators, practioners, and other anti-corruption industry professionals gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Second Annual Global Anti-Corruption Congress. The Congress featured speakers,...more

Alstom: The Next Poster Child For Anti-Corruption Enforcement

by Michael Volkov on

You can learn a lot from other people’s mistakes. We all know that. In our FCPA world, we have a new poster child for blundering – Alstom. The handwriting is on the wall – as time goes on, the Justice Department is...more

N.Y. Banking and Insurance Superintendent Unveils Aggressive Agenda

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Benjamin M. Lawsky, who heads the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), indicated that his agency is seriously considering more aggressive investigation and pursuit of individuals whose malfeasance has led...more

What Is The Role Of An Apology In Anti-Corruption Enforcement?

by Thomas Fox on

What is the most famous apology in literature? Plato’s Apology for Socrates certainly is in the conversation. In addition to presenting Plato’s views on his teacher, it is believed to be the most authentic account that has...more

For FCPA Compliance, Tone At The Top Key, Lack of Policies A Difficulty

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The number of FCPA enforcement actions brought in recent years has declined. The SEC, for example, reports that in fiscal 2013 it brought 8 cases, compared to 10 in 2012 and 15 in 2011. Nevertheless, those who might be...more

Regrouping And Refocusing: 2013 FCPA Year-In-Review And Enforcement Trends For 2014

by Perkins Coie on

Following a relatively flat enforcement landscape and some bumps in the 2013 prosecutorial road, the Department of Justice (‘‘DOJ’’) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’) appear poised to spring back into...more

The Compliance Crystal Ball—Top 10 Compliance Trends For 2014

by Perkins Coie on

It is that time of year again when we dust off the compliance crystal ball and take a look at what might be in store for 2014. 1. Executive Order 13627 Changes Government Contracting - Want a government contract...more

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act—A Look Back at 2012 and 2013

Over the last two years, enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) has remained a priority of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). That emphasis is likely to...more

We Mean What We Say – FCPA Enforcement Begins The Year With A Bang

by Michael Volkov on

Gone are the days when everyone wondered whether FCPA enforcement was slowing down. The Justice Department and the SEC have answered that question with a resounding statement – “We are here to stay.”...more

Top 10 Compliance Trends For 2014

by Perkins Coie on

As 2013 wraps up, it is that time of year again when we dust off the compliance crystal ball and take a look at what might be in store for 2014: 1. Executive Order 13627 on Trafficking in Government Contracts —...more

My Favorite Blog Posts From 2013

by Thomas Fox on

One of the best things about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act and other anti-corruption practice areas is the top notch quality of commentators. While Mike Volkov regularly derides the FCPA paparazzi...more

The FCPA Person Of The Year – The Prosecutor

by Michael Volkov on

To continue a “tradition” on Corruption Crime and Compliance, I like to end the year with recognition of the “person of the year,” referring to the institution which has had the most impact in the enforcement and compliance...more

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