International Updates: Afghan Security, The Sherman Act, Biomet & FCPA, Export Control Enforcement, and More

For your reference, five recent law firm advisories with wide-ranging international focus:

1. Afghanistan’s Ban on Private Security Companies: What are the Risks for Private Investors? (Foley Hoag)

“At this time, the Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF) is currently slated to fill the security void created by the ban on PSCs. The APPF is a pay-for-service security provider operated under the Afghan Ministry of the Interior.  It is a state-owned enterprise, allowing it to contract with both domestic and international customers…” Read on»

2. The Sherman Act’s Increasingly Long Arm (Morgan Lewis)

“As competition has become more global in nature, so too has the focus of U.S. antitrust enforcement. The Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) number-one enforcement priority is to discover, punish, and deter international cartels that harm U.S. consumers. Private antitrust litigation in the United States is also increasingly focused on conduct straddling national borders…” Read on»

3. DOJ Reaches FCPA Settlement With Medical Device Company (BuckleySandler)

“On March 26, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it had reached a settlement with a medical device company to resolve allegations that the company and its subsidiaries made improper payments in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). DOJ alleges that Biomet, its subsidiaries, employees, and agents made illegal payments to publicly-employed health care providers in Argentina, Brazil, and China in exchange for business with certain hospitals in those countries…” Read on»

4. The Many Faces Of Export Control Enforcement – Knowing and Avoiding The Broad Nature of Violations (Jackson Walker)

Interesting, 30-page presentation from the March 26, 2012, Austin Trade Compliabce Roundtable… See presentation»

5. The Expansion of EU Sanctions (Dechert)

“The scope of EU sanctions continues to widen. New measures which extend EU sanctions against Iran were adopted on 23 March 2012. The UK has extended part of these measures to its overseas territories. In addition, the list of individuals and entities subject to both the Syrian and Belarusian asset-freezing measures has been extended…” Read on»

Additional International Law updates here»