Topic: UK Bribery Act

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Green Money, International Privacy, Cybersecurity Framework, Taxable Loans

Even on a short week, Friday is cause for celebration: a double-shot of espresso, a blueberry scone, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief. $200 million will buy you a lot of green…  (Lance Brasher, Julia Czarniak, and Paul Kraske at Skadden Arps) Of the many issues that global litigants will grapple with in the coming… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, China Regulations, Virtual Currencies, Religious Accommodation

We know how this turned out… On this day in 1876, both Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applies for a patent on the telephone. Worried you might be targeted for a cyber attack? Read this. Today… (Roberta Anderson and Katherine Blair at K&L Gates) China’s current regulatory environment continues to present new challenges for the pharmaceutical… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets, Employee Hours, Iran Sanctions, Snowden Revelations

Yes, it’s Monday. Good thing there’s law news (and coffee!): There are seven different bills related to trade secrets currently pending before Congress… (Daniel Corbett and Gabriel Ramsey at Orrick) Here are 2.75 million reasons why you need to be very very careful when rounding employee hours… (Michael Cardman at XpertHR) 2013 has been an… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Integrity Act, Irreparable Harm, Horton Ruling, Money Laundering

“I’m not a saint unless you think a saint is a sinner who keeps on trying.” — Nelson Mandela Ignoring the new requirements of the Integrity Act will come back to bite you… (Noa Baddish, Susan Friedfel, and Fredric Leffler at Proskauer Rose) No (irreparable) harm, no (trademark) foul… (Eric Ball, Sebastian Kaplan, and Jedediah… Read more »

Recap: What Anti-Corruption Authorities Want In-House Lawyers and Compliance Officers to Know About Enforcement

Did you miss the 30th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act earlier this month? Not to worry: attorneys at Akin Gump have distilled some of the key discussions into a series of helpful updates on anti-corruption and bribery compliance. Highlights: •  Expect more settled administrative procedure cases: “[Kara Brockmeyer, Chief of the SEC’s… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Email Policies, Whistleblower Bounties, Counterfeit Goods, Office Supplies

Just over 100 years ago today, the first air freight shipment was completely by the Wright brothers on behalf of department store owner Max Moorehouse. We can’t help but wonder – did it absolutely, positively have to be there overnight? Will email policies be the next battleground for the NLRB? (Tim Long, Lisa Lupion, and… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Insurance, Mary Jo White, CEO Liabilities, Biosimilar Law

Happy Alaska Day! This is why you need cyber insurance… (BakerHostetler) How has Mary Jo White done in her first six months on the job? (Reed Smith) Yes, the CEO could be held liable for unpaid wages… (Baker Donelson) Sure, the shutdown is over, but the questions about paying furloughed contractors remain… (Morrison & Foerster)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Bribery Act, Dodd-Frank, FMLA Abuse, Penny Stocks

Expecting a busy week? Get your daily fix of business law news delivered straight to your inbox and you’ll have one less thing to worry about… Sign up here>> There’s a first time for everything: the Serious Fraud Office just charged three individuals with violating the UK Bribery Act… (Pillsbury) Has Dodd-Frank been worth it?… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Disclosure, UK Bribery Act, International Corporate Taxation, Trade Secret Verdicts

The JD Supra Corporate Brief: good, and good for you… 85% of the Fortune 500 have begun to disclose their cybersecurity and data breach risks in public filings… (Mintz Levin) Is the UK Bribery Act being held hostage to budget cuts? (Pillsbury) Will the OECD succeed in eliminating what it believes to be the unfair… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Insurance, UK Bribery Act, 3D Printing Battles, Undercover FBI Operation

No, you’re not dreaming: the new JD Supra Corporate Brief really is here. On the market for cyber risk insurance? This update will help (Sherman & Howard) The UK government is considering changes to the UK bribery act that would decriminalize facilitation payments for small and medium businesses (Pillsbury) A new set of US Iran… Read more »

New UK Bribery Act Rules Reveal Tougher Stance on Corruption

On October 9, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) published new guidelines for the UK Bribery Act, setting the stage for significantly stricter enforcement of the anti-bribery law. Raymond Sweigart of law firm Pillsbury explains: “The SFO now says that it will prosecute under the Bribery Act based primarily on the statute itself rather than… Read more »

Corruption Roundup: Biomet, UK and US Regulations, Sanctions in Burma and Europe, & More

For your reference, here is a roundup of recent law firm advisories covering corruption-related happenings around the globe. Ranging from Burma sanctions to Biomet settlements, see: Fools Rush In: Social and Environmental Due Diligence in Burma (Foley Hoag LLP) “… companies should consider how they would conduct business responsibly in Burma, were the investment-related sanctions to… Read more »

International Interesting: Syria, Russia, UK Bribery, Qatar, Australia, More

Seven international updates caught our eye today. For your reference:  Russia Accedes to OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (Dinsmore & Shohl) “The law defines foreign government official to include any appointed or elected official who has a position in any legislative, executive, administrative, or judicial branch of a foreign country or an individual who serves any public… Read more »

Anti-Bribery: Prosecutorial Misconduct, Private Suits, IRS Enforcement, China, Mexico, and Other Updates

For your reference, a roundup of recent law firm commentary touching upon some of the issues central to the ongoing, global fight against bribery and corruption: DOJ’s FCPA Trial Record (Michael Volkov) “The O’Shea case was an unfortunate result. The judge was no friend of DOJ. He has a reputation as an anti-government judge, and… Read more »

Updated: Mabey & Johnson, the SFO, and Confiscated Dividends…

For your interest, recent legal updates on the Mabey & Johnson corruption case unfolding in UK courts, with a specific focus on the recovery and confiscation of dividends and what this might mean re: corruption oversight for investors in public companies: – Confiscation of Dividends by the SFO: Implications for Investors (White & Case) “The… Read more »