Topic: Compliance

Doc of the Day: Year-End Developments and Compliance Checklist

From Lowenstein Sandler’s Investment Management Group, a comprehensive (and practical) “summary of recent legislative and regulatory developments that impact the investment management community.” The advisory includes “checklists of year-end considerations for private investment funds, investment advisers, commodity trading advisors and commodity pool operators” covering a broad range of issues: Form PF and related rulesAmended SEC… Read more »

3 Compliance Takeaways from Aon’s $16.3 Million FCPA Settlement

In late December 2011, insurance broker Aon Corporation agreed to pay $16.3 million to the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle charges of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in connection with payments its UK subsidiary made on behalf of government officials in Costa Rica and other countries. Aon’s subsidiary had… Read more »

FCPA Updates: Olympus, Esquenazi Appeal, Increased Enforcement, Department of Justice Guidance…

For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent commentary and analysis regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. From lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: DOJ and SEC Affirm Continued Commitment to Rigorous FCPA Enforcement (Morgan Lewis): “At the 26th annual National Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), held November 8 and 9,… Read more »

China Business Law: Recent Updates & Commentary

For your reference, a roundup of recent China-related business updates and legal commentary, including analysis of the Ministry of Commerce’s security review system for foreign M&A of domestic companies and other foreign direct investment into China developments: On Foreign Direct Investment into China… China Implements a Security Review System for Certain Mergers and Acquisitions of… Read more »

Global Compliance and the FCPA: 15 Years for Bribery; UK Bribery Act; and More

The fight against global bribery and corruption just got real: in late October, former president of Terra Telecommunications Joel Esquenazi was sentenced to an unprecedented 15 years in prison for his role in the bribery of Haitian government officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  “This sentence – the longest sentence ever imposed… Read more »

Global Compliance and the FCPA: Money Laundering, Bribery, China, and More

For your reference, a roundup of recent updates regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and global compliance, from lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: FCPA + Anti-Corruption Developments: End of Summer Round-Up (Morrison & Foerster LLP): “Historically, defendants have settled virtually all FCPA actions, leaving pivotal legal questions unanswered by the courts. But individuals… Read more »

3 International Law Updates from the Department of “What Were They Thinking?”

For your weekend reading pleasure, this just on from the International Department of “What Were They Thinking?” -» – Telecom Executive Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Morrison & Foerster): “Last Wednesday, a United States District Court judge in the Southern District of Florida sentenced the former… Read more »

Global Compliance and FCPA: 20 Ideas from Thomas Fox for Playing by the Rules

Today’s post brings together some of the collected writings of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act attorney Thomas Fox, who provides regular updates on a wide variety of global compliance topics aimed at businesses seeking to operate profitably, legally and ethically around the world:  1. Whatever business you are in, the requirement is for you to understand… Read more »

Social Media and the Law – A Friday Reading List

For your reference, here’s a Friday roundup of recent updates covering a wide range of issues at the intersection of social media and the law, published by leading lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: – An Update on Social Media and Employee Discipline (McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC): “…Employees, and unions, have flocked to… Read more »