By Jeffrey M. Kaplan
On March 24, the United Nations published its Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, which, as described in an accompanying press release, offers “for the first time an authoritative global standard for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse human rights impacts linked to business activity.”… Continue Reading
Vivian Robinson QC, General Counsel for the SFO discusses the Bribery Act and its implications in an in-house webcast.The British government’s guidance is due out this week, apparently for real this time, which means the Bribery Act will go live in three months.… Continue Reading
By Steve Biskie
Internal audit departments are uniquely positioned to help business leaders understand and navigate the risks of FCPA across the organization. A technology-enabled strategy using audit analytics is a cornerstone of an effective and efficient FCPA compliance program.… Continue Reading
On March 24, Colorado-based Ball Corporation paid a $300,000 penalty to settle civil FCPA books and records and internal control charges brought by the the SEC.
Ball, a manufacturer of metal packaging for beverages, foods and household products, paid $106,000 in bribes through its Argentine subsidiary Formametal, S.A.… Continue Reading
The Mexican woman held in a California jail since her arrest on FCPA charges in August has alleged that prosecutors withheld from her lawyers information about intercepted phone and email logs and violated her attorney-client and spousal privileges.… Continue Reading
Two recent cases have focused attention on the hard choices faced by company counsel involved in criminal investigations and prosecutions.
The cases didn’t involve the FCPA. But they hold lessons for lawyers and executives dealing with FCPA compliance and enforcement.… Continue Reading
File this story under bribery and public safety.
The AP reported yesterday that two more Indian airline pilots with fake licenses they bought by bribing government officials have been arrested.
So far, six pilots and some aviation officials are under investigation.… Continue Reading