Topic: International Law

Around The World In 8 Updates: Legal Guides to Doing Business Abroad

For your reading interest, eight articles on establishing and doing business in different jurisdictions across the globe. A trip around the world, if you will, in legal commentary and analysis: Albania “As employers increasingly look to expand their global reach, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe continue to provide attractive opportunities for entrepreneurs. Effectively… Read more »

Doc of the Day: Launching a Whistleblower Hotline Across Europe

From law firm White & Case: “A key practice that anchors many corporate social responsibility programs and compliance initiatives is launching and publicizing an internal whistleblower procedure, report channel, or ‘hotline’ that entices insiders to denounce colleagues’ misdeeds so management can root out corporate crimes, corruption and cover-ups.Domestically within the US, workplace whistleblower hotlines are… Read more »

FATCA Puts Foreign Banks on Notice…

“[The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act] imposed a substantial withholding tax, due diligence, and reporting regime on non-U.S. entities to enlist their assistance in rooting out U.S. taxpayers who are using offshore entities and accounts to hide their assets and income. Unfortunately, the rules are lengthy, difficult to comprehend, expensive to implement, and will likely… 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 »

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 »

Corporate Law Updates: Top News Feeds for the Month

For your interest, here’s a look at the five most-visited corporate law feeds on JD Supra over the past thirty days: 1. Labor & Employment Law  Updates on…  employee misclassification and the IRS settlement program, the NLRB poster rule, social media in the workplace, I-9 audits and the E-Verify program, and more from Akerman Senterfitt;… 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 »