So the G20 leaders meeting in Brisbane is over, and despite the usual distractions in the media from the world of high politics, they managed to stick to their agenda of economic and financial reform for growth.… Continue Reading
When I was about to go work in Russia in 2012, somebody suggested that I read Lennart Dahlgren’s memoir, Despite Absurdity: How I Conquered Russia While It Conquered Me. Dahlgren, the CEO of IKEA Russia during the late 1990s and early 2000s, was instrumental in establishing the furniture giant there.… Continue Reading
In the DOJ’s second FCPA opinion procedure release of the year, the agency restated some important boundaries around successor liability.
Successor liability makes an acquiring company responsible for criminal acts of the acquired company before the acquisition.… Continue Reading
With most enforcement pressure bearing down on corporate supply side bribe payers, it is no surprise that the business community feels beleaguered. The fundamental unfairness is of course the impunity with which bribe takers operate, a frequent topic on the FCPA Blog.… Continue Reading
One of the ongoing definitional challenges facing compliance professionals worldwide is whether and under what circumstances traditional authorities, such as aboriginal ‘‘band’’ or ‘‘tribal’’ leaders, qualify as ‘‘foreign officials’’ under the FCPA. … Continue Reading