If 2013 taught us anything about the new FCPA landscape, it’s that aggressive enforcement is on the rise and penalties are skyrocketing. A number of trends have emerged and it’s worth noting that while enforcement actions are up, so are rewards for good behavior. But expect some shifts. Regulatory bodies worldwide are stepping up their efforts.
In China, FCPA violations are rampant, and maintaining compliance is no picnic. Despite its relatively moderate ranking on the Corruption Perceptions Index, China is arguably among the worst offenders; between the government’s stronghold on the marketplace and the lack of financial controls, bribery of government officials has been commonplace. Until now. Recently, the country’s president began ...
Many industry experts, professional services firms, private equity firms and corporate acquirers believe 2014 will be a busy year for mergers and acquisitions.
I thought about Willie Nelson when I came across a recent release by the UK company Arachnys Information Services Ltd (Arachnys), entitled Open Data Compass, about their tool designed to help businesses identify "information blind spots and evaluate online access to corporate, litigation and news records from emerging markets."
Monday marked the 126th anniversary of the ending of the the two-day battle of Shiloh. On the second day, the Union troops under General Grant largely recovered the ground that the Confederate troops had taken on the first day. Grant was severely criticized for allegedly being taken by surprise by the Confederate attack, but he managed to survive the ...
Since the issuance of the DOJ’s and SEC’s FCPA Guidance in November 2012, FCPA legislative reform efforts have lost some steam.
Confusion about the two primary types of anti-corruption due diligence may hinder a corporate compliance program’s success. Understand the difference, and elevate your program.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement activity in 2013 was robust, with the DOJ and SEC bringing 31 new FCPA enforcement actions, exceeding 2012’s total of 25.
Investment banks are increasingly concerned about corruption liability arising from issuers for which they structure and execute capital market transactions.
There is a lot of talk right now about whether Brazil can maintain the impressive growth it has experienced in recent years.