Hughes Hubbard, a long-time sponsor of the FCPA Blog, has published once again a new version of its FCPA/Anti-Bribery Alert, an invaluable resource for compliance professionals. The 508-page Alert is available here.
The Alert notes the significant increase in worldwide anti-corruption enforcement.
“From ‘Operation Car Wash’ in Brazil to ‘Operation Fox Hunt’ in China, countries around the world are now pursuing anti-corruption enforcement actions against both individuals and corporations with more resources and vigor than ever before,” writes Kevin Abikoff, chair of Hughes Hubbard’s anti-corruption and internal investigations practice group.
In honor of late Cream bass guitarist Jack Bruce, in the Alert Abikoff notes that companies and individuals must be more alert and vigilant than ever given the current “Strange Brew” of global anti-corruption enforcement activities and multinational due diligence and internal investigations (“She’s some kind of demon messing in the glue / If you don’t watch out it’ll stick to you (to you.) / What kind of fool are you? / Strange brew, kill what’s inside of you.”).
Hughes Hubbard’s Winter 2015 FCPA/Anti-Bribery Alert begins with a summary and analysis of certain critical enforcement trends and lessons from recent global enforcement activity.
The Alert provides a detailed focus on enforcement and legislative efforts in Brazil, China, the European Union, and Norway. It also contains descriptions of recent settlements and criminal matters, and a summary of each DOJ Review and Opinion Procedure Release issued since the FCPA’s enactment in 1977.
This is one of the best FCPA resources available for compliance professionals and others. And thanks to Hughes Hubbard’s generosity, it’s avialble here at no cost.
Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog. He can be contacted here.