Topic: FCPA

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 »

Private Equity and the FCPA: Time to Get Serious About Corruption

“The private equity industry is the latest target of an unprecedented explosion in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement by U.S. regulators. As the industry expands to emerging markets overseas and faces new Dodd-Frank regulations, private equity firms and hedge funds are under heightened scrutiny from the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange… 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 »

Business Regulations in China: What You Need to Know

If you do business in China, staying current with its regulations and business environment is paramount. For your reference, here’s a reading list of commentary and analysis by lawyers and law firms on JD Supra on recent events. China Clarifies and Expands Reporting Obligations of Foreign Enterprises on Indirect Equity Transfers (Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton… Read more »