Corporate Compliance Insights

Shearman & Sterling’s Annual Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey

Concern for environmental and social issues has reached an inflection point. While traditional governance issues that have been a staple of investor advocacy and discussion (the “G” of ESG) continue to be important, environmental and social issues (the “E” and the “S” of “ESG”) have now taken center stage. Scarcely a day passes without a new ESG development, disseminated as a statistic,...

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Over $352.5 million of fines handed out globally in last four months encompass corporation, a fast-growing provider of intelligently automated know your customer (KYC) solutions, recently carried out an analysis of anti-money laundering (AML) -related penalties handed down between May 1 and August 31, 2019. Key observations from the analysis are as follows: 20 AML penalties were handed down globally, totaling over $352.5...

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Nearly 50 Percent of Global Respondents Experienced Data Breach; Ability to Respond and Notify Affected Parties Lags A GDPR survey sponsored by international law firm McDermott Will & Emery and carried out by the Ponemon Institute reveals that businesses across the globe continue to face challenges understanding and responding to EU data breaches, despite making investments in new personnel and changing business practices. The McDermott-Ponemon study surveyed companies...

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New Contract Terms Tracking Provides Greater Visibility into Vendor Commitments and Obligations Concord, MA (September 17, 2019) – ProcessUnity, a leading provider of cloud-based applications for risk and compliance management, today introduced an expansion to the contract management capabilities within its award-winning Vendor Risk Management software. The new functionality allows organizations to extract, catalog and track the terms that make up individual vendor agreements,...

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Public companies based in the U.S. are choosing the less onerous (but riskier) of two possible methods for complying with new standards for recognizing revenue from customer contracts. This two-part series from Intelligize explores the new rules and provides insights for public companies subject to the new standards. Nearly 12 years in the making, the new rules cut across all industries and...

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In the last two years, the United States and its international allies have significantly increased the use of sanctions against illicit maritime networks engaged in commerce in support of the regimes in North Korea, Syria, and Iran, as well as actors that continue to trade with Crimea. The U.S. has also imposed sanctions against maritime firms and vessels that are transporting oil...

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FTC alleges that one of the firms also violated other Privacy Shield provisions (September 3, 2019) – Five companies have reached settlements with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that they falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which establishes a process to allow companies to transfer consumer data from European Union countries to the United States in compliance with...

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The Antitrust Division Guidance on an Effective Compliance Program

As the third in a triumvirate of releases on compliance programs, the DOJ's Antitrust Division released its antitrust compliance program guidance in July. This follows the release of the ABC guidance from the DOJ's Criminal Division in April and the OFAC framework in May. These three documents go a long way in cementing the need for robust and effective compliance for corporations....

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Phorensically Speaking

Phorensically SpeakingThe best practice for dealing with fraud is to prevent it from ever happening. This is PHOrensically Speaking, where host Jonathan Marks will help you understand the forensic side of compliance so you can move from detection to prevention in your compliance program. More from Tom Fox here.Listen to the Latest Episode: Recent Episodes:

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